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Cats do have some sort of "homing behaviour", but not as much as pigeons. Unlike humans, cats use smells and sounds more than their vision. So, if they get attracted to familiar noises it might help them to find their home, even though they are far away. However, this type of behaviour has certain limits. One time, after I brought my cat from the ...


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Negative reinforcement like crating your dog if he didn't pee actually makes lessons harder to learn. The dog has to understand the link between (missing) behavior and punishment and this link needs to be reinforced. Positive reinforcement makes lessons much easier and much more fun to learn. So try supervising him again for a week and every time he pees or ...


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I have two kittens who are 3 and 4 months old respectively. The younger one, Salem, LIVES to see me sweep the litter up. I caught him in the act of trying to scoop the litter out of the box and onto the floor, and I am CERTAIN it's so that he could see me use the dustpan. They both come running and watch me clean the litter box and swat at the broom as I ...


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Try making a slurry out of the food so mix in his/her formula with the food and make it into a slurry then cut the nipple larger and feed him/her that would definitely help ensure he/she receives the needed nutritions!


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While "resource guarding" of a toy is more common in dogs than cats, it can happen; in these cases, it's better to stick to supervised play with the toy in question, to help prevent any extreme escalation of the aggressive behavior. Most of the tactics for addressing resource guarding in dogs depend on training tactics that don't work well in cats, ...


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This sounds like perfectly normal cat behaviour (although I don't have much experience with kittens). Taking her favourite toy away from her may cause separation anxiety, so I wouldn't do it. However, she is obviously honing her hunting skills, and if she is going to be an indoor cat, you may want to discourage that. My cat has a peculiar little growl when ...


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In the past I have squeezed their scruff and massaged it in my fingers so it feels good but they are prevented from biting and scratching (never shaking or angrily restraining them.) Then I say no in a calm, firm voice, while looking into their eyes, then set them down and pet them again with slow movements, showing them what I want from them (calm cuddling, ...


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You should tell him that this behavior is not allowed, but in dog language. When humans get angry, they often start hitting or slapping dogs, but this is less effective than other gestures and in the worst case can lead to aggression. So please don't hit your dog or cause him pain in any other way. Yelling or screaming at the dog is also not effective. It ...


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