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Codependence and food stealing -Cats

Unfortunately, I do not think you will be able to train the cats out of this sort of dynamic. It happens because one of your cats is food motivated while the other is not. The food motivated cat is ...
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Providing Enrichment for a Cat Uninterested in Play

One simple idea is to hide some dry cat food all around the places he frequents. Some people just throw a handful of cat food into the room and let their cats collect it. Others place food on the ...
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Does my cat hate me now

In this time of year (a good summer in the moderate northern hemisphere) my cats would barely enter the house - just to feed and (not always) to sleep in my bed with me. In winter, they stay at home (...
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Does my cat hate me now

I was watching TV and it muttered something about cats and mirrors. I had both within arms reach. The cat freaked. For the next week it refused to come up stairs. So I picked it up and scratched its ...
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Does my cat hate me now

Cats do not hate but they get scared at times when unexpected things happen and might need a bit of time to get over it. Cats learn from experiences in the same way as you and I do and sometimes it ...
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Cat disappeared for 2.5 days before coming back

Someone probably took him in thinking he was lost or a stray, but his I-like-the-outdoors habits probably allowed him to either escape or make it firmly known that he had other places to go and they ...
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New cat being bullied ruthlessly by older cats; hides all day and never leaves bedroom

I recommend that you put the cat who has been bullied inside a cat house with a door that is closed so the cat bullies won't be able to hurt your cat, both mentally and physically.
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I'm very exhausted giving ear drops to my overly skittish cat. I can't take him treating me like a threat. What should I do?

I hope this message finds you and your cat well and that you still have him. I understand exactly how stressful it can be to look after a cat such as yours because my cat is the same way but you are ...
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Surprise attack by Dog

I believe these kids are the source of your problem. These attacks are warning signs from your dog, telling the kids to back off. I would tell these kids to back off and stop taunting your dog. Also, ...
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My dog is destroying things and peeing inside when I am at work. How can I get him to stop?

I love all of the existing suggestions. I would like to add a few: Job Give your dog a job. Buy a canine backpack and fill it with water bottles. Use the backpack every time you walk the dog. This ...
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