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How to stop adopted stray/feral cat from scratching trees?

Wouldn't it be a better solution to protect the trees from the cat than to remove the cat from the family? First of all, it's impossible to teach a cat not to scratch on anything. The claws of cats ...
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How can I help my cat avoid depression and separation anxiety after moving to my first apartment ever?

As far as the smaller room is concerned, keep in mind that cats are less interested in square feet of floor than total available square feet on all accessible levels. Even if the room is smaller, you ...
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How long should I keep a well-adjusted cat in?

Cats should be kept indoors or have an outdoor cat pen to keep him and the wildlife safe. Cats are making many species of birds, lizards and some turtles go extinct. You will also have the risk of ...
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New behavior since moving

When you move into a new house, everything is new for your cat. If there has not been any other cats there before, she has the whole territory for herself. She feels free to go everywhere and marks it ...
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How to move an axolotl and his tank without needing to re-cycle?

Consistency is key Moving fish/Amphibians is always going to be stressful for them. The best thing you can do to ensure that they are stressed as little as possible is to keep the conditions as ...
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Introducing harness/leash training to cats in a new space

Since you only have a week before the move, I would wait until after your cat has been completely settled into your new place before you begin leash training. Cats aren't very good with stress, and, ...
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Am I 'stealing' someones cat?

It's not like you're out looking for the cat, or even rewarding him with food. His owners let him outside, and likely know he's living his best cat life out in the world. It would be different if ...
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How to stop adopted stray/feral cat from scratching trees?

You can't stop a cat from scratching but you can change its habits One possibility, aside from making scratching posts which you should anyway, is to smear non-toxic grease (such as vaseline) on the ...
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How to stop adopted stray/feral cat from scratching trees?

The cat will scratch somewhere. That's how their claws work. Possible mitigation measures (in any combination): Offer the cat few better objects for scratching. Scratching pads, posts, raw boards of ...
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Moving my cat and going on vacation around the same time?

I would move a week early. Going to a new place is traumatic for most cats, they need time to adjust and scent mark. As you said, boarding then new apartment would be doubly traumatic. If there is ...
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How to upgrade fish to a much larger aquarium

A couple of weeks later, I have decided to tell you how I did it. It's been over a month since the transfer. The other two answers were good, but they simply didn't work in my case. Since the larger ...
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Moving to a house where a dog lived?

I'm pretty sure you're anticipating a problem where there is none. The scent of another dog is just one in a million unfamiliar scents your dog will be exposed to when moving into a new home, beside ...
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Is my cat happy, expelled by my step-mother and living in the garden?

Cats are susceptible to cold just as a person is. By genetic analysis, we have determined house cats originate from the Middle East. They are not particularly adapted for the cold. Their ears, for ...
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Keeping cat safe and comfortable while moving

It's extremely important to keep your cat confined while the movers are at work. Her escaping the apartment is not the only hazard; she could also be stepped on by a worker, or something they are ...
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Can/Should I take a feral/stray cat with me to a new house?

You should most definitely take the cat with you. The cat is dependent on you for food since you have been feeding her. If you are concerned about your cats being aggressive towards the stray, I would ...
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Dogs adjusting to move strangely

There are probably real reasons for them to seek a different place to sleep. Some that came to my mind are: Their bed gets wet at night from fog or dew and they found themselves a dry bed. Their beds ...
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Relocating two outdoor cats from New Jersey to Florida

Feral and Outdoor are two different types of cats. One is "wild", and the other is a pet. I'd be hesitant to move feral cats, but if they are your pets, don't abandon them. I don't know you, these ...
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Will my cats properly settle down after taking them back to their old home?

If you are moving back to the old house with your cats they will remember it. There is absolutely no doubt about it. Cats have an excellent memory of places where they have been before. There are ...
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Should I move a 7 year old feral cat?

It is never a good idea to move a feral cat. But it might or it might not be a good idea to move a stray cat. The definition of stray and feral is not well established but I would say if she allows ...
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My cat is terrified of me after we moved

Don't worry, this behavior is unsettling but normal for many cats and eventually he will likely return to his old self, but it may take a few months. Unlike dogs which form strong bonds with their ...
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Is it okay to raise two kittens in a single room?

Rough play is normal kitten behavior, and learning the rules from each other is a critical part of their socialization. As long as they are roughly the same size (as should be true for litter mates) ...
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Is moving with cat worth the trauma for it

Cats bond very well with people too. I cannot say if the bond is stronger with people or with places, but bonding should not be the deterrent in your case. If you can arrange for the transportation of ...
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How can I help my cat avoid depression and separation anxiety after moving to my first apartment ever?

As an addenum to bgse's excellent answer, try to bring familiar scents to your new apartment. If your cat has existing furniture and bedding, shortly after moving is the wrong time to wash or replace ...
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Is 12 too old for a cat to move to Australia?

That's a tough dilemma - and not one that has an easy or straightforward answer. For most breeds 12 is relatively old but not decrepit, flying however is stressful and scary for them and for some ...
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Female dog suddenly timid around men, scared of everyone after moving to a new home

Firstly, I think that a vet trip is in order, just to make sure that everything is okay and that she is healthy and not in pain. Next, I think it would be wise to examine the dog's living conditions. ...
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How long will it take for a dog to adjust to a new home

This will definitely vary dog to dog and can even affect their house training since they don't know where to go. If your dog seems to be taking a while to adjust introduce them to the new house like ...
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How to upgrade fish to a much larger aquarium

I think Rolf has a pretty good idea, but I don't see why you have to haul them in the larger tank if it's going to be a problem. You could just get a Rubbermaid tote with a locking lid and transfer ...
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How can I help my cat get acclimated in my new home?

I normally move my cat(s), their bedding, their food, their litter box, and their toys all together, in the first trip. I shut them in a small place like a bathroom, and try not to disturb them until ...
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Moving Cross-country with 2 Cats

Thank you for your question! Moving is very stressful for cats. You want them with you, while you're driving, so you can comfort them. They also need to be in an area where the temperature is ...
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