Poor Behavior

Articles about poor feline habits or behavior - and tips on how to correct it...

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for ShowCatsOnline.com members only.

  • * Afraid Of The Dryer
    What do you do if your show cat is terrified of the hair dryer?
    May 2022

  • * Aggressive Stud Cat
    Occasionally a stud cat is more interested in fighting with his potential mate rather than making love. Learn what you can do to encourage the boy kitty to make whoopee, not war.
    April 2016

  • * Aggression Between Cats
    Sometimes one cat can be aggressive towards another, creating a great deal of unhappiness in the feline family. But such bad behavior can be corrected.
    June 2021

  • * Amitriptyline Case History
    A breeder shares her experience with the use of the medication, Amitriptylene, to control and eliminate a cat`s poor litter box habit.
    November 2017

  • * Angry Lovers
    Occasionally, a well-planned breeding you are looking forward to takes an unexpected detour when the bride and groom develop a dislike to one another. There are ways you can encourage love to bloom between even the most unco-operative of fiancees. :-)
    November 2014

  • * Buspar
    The human antidepressant, Buspar, has proven effective at treating cats with behavioral and litterbox issues.
    January 2005

  • * Cannibalism
    Few things are as upsetting and frightening to a breeder than a mother cat who inexplicably eats her newborns.
    September 2017

  • Cat Attract Kitty Litter
    The single behavior problem that veterinarians are most asked about by pet owners is poor litter box habits.
    April 2004

  • * Clicker Training The Aggressive Cat
    Clicker training offers you an effective communication tool to use with your cat. You can click and reward for subtle behaviors you normally wouldn’t be able to acknowledge. This technique can be particularly helpful when dealing with an aggressive cat.
    June 2022

  • * Drooling
    There are a variety of reasons why your cat might begin to drool excessively - and some are very serious if left untreated. Learn how to tell if your cat`s drooling is serious or not.
    December 2014

  • Fear Of The Bath
    Have you ever encountered a full-grown adult cat that becomes hysterical near water and fights tooth and nail to avoid a bath? Learn this simply technique of behavior modification that will help the kitty make friends with water....
    June 2019

  • * Feliway
    Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone that can be effective in reducing a cat's stress level and changing unwanted behavior such as spraying and scratching ...
    August 2019

  • * Grumpy Campaign Cat
    As we enter the last few months of campaign season and spring is just around the corner, it isn`t unusual to see the occasional grumpy campaign cat. Here are some tips for sweetening the kitty`s attitude.
    February 2004

  • * Over-Grooming & Self-Mutilation
    Over-grooming, in the form of excessive licking, biting, nibbling, chewing or sucking the coat or skin becomes problematic when it results in self-inflicted injury. Learn how to discourage this problematic behavior....
    March 2019

  • * Peeing Inappropriately
    Few behavioral problems are as frustrating as the cat that pees inappropriately. Sometimes a simple trick can stop the problem, depending on the reason why the cat is not using its litter box. Learn several easy tips that may make all the difference in your kitty's bathroom manners ...
    September 2018

  • * Pica
    Pica is an unusual behavior sometimes seen in cats. It is the habit of eating non-food items.
    May 2019

  • * Poor Litter Box Habits
    The cold truth is that one of the most frustrating behavioral problems a cat breeder or pet owner may face is poor or bad litter box habits. But there are things you can do to cure your kitty of its dirty behavior.
    April 2018

  • * Shy Show Kitty
    What can you do when your beautiful show cat is afraid or intimidated in the judging cage?
    August 2002

  • Solution To Inappropriate Urination: Nugget`s Story
    An observant and cretive owner designs a unique solution to help a one-eyed Golden Persian regain her proper litter box habits.
    November 2015

  • * Spraying In The Judging Cage
    When a cat begins to spray in the judging cage, it can be a trial for all involved: the exhibitor, the ring clerk, the judge and the cats in the next cage. Learn a few tricks on how best to deal with this awkward situation.
    March 2008

  • * Tongue Tipping
    It can be most frustrating to have your beautiful show kitten begin to tip its tongue...
    July 2019

  • * When Good Show Cats Go Bad
    Occasionally, a cat who has been a good show cat will start to show signs of being unhappy in the show hall. Learn why this happens and what you might do about it.
    September 2019

  • * Wool-Sucking
    Wool-sucking and its related behaviors are not just a nuisance to the cat owner, but can pose a danger to the health of the cat itself. Learn some simple techniques that can help stop your cat from chewing on clothing, fabric and other objects in the home.
    July 2016



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