Top cat tips for a happy household!

Catnips – TOP CAT TIPS by London’s best cat sitting and cat grooming 

  • If you have two cats the general rule is 2 litter trays
  • Large cat = large litter tray!
  • Watch for food bullying! Easily noticed when one cat is getting much larger than the others! You may be surprised. Stand and watch when you feed them. Also make sure they have their own food bowls. If bullying is likely, which can just be as subtle as a stare, then feed both cats in different places.
  • Always clean out soiled litter everyday. I know the crystal type litters state that you can leave the soiled toilet in there and only clear out once a week but this is not nice for your cat! Imagine having to walk on your bodily waste everyday! Mmmm… Now you will see it differently I’m sure. Nappy bags are 29p each for 100. Keep some by their litter to put your cats daily waste in to then throw out.
  • If you have an indoor cat always get a scratching post. That’s if you value your furniture. Cat’s need to scratch to sharpen their claws and to keep them trim too.
  • Never put the litter tray by their food.
  • Always groom long haired cats and groom with a comb NOT a brush. I’ve seen some cats in a real state because they have just been left un-groomed.
  • Place a bowl of food down where kitty is peeing away from the litter tray. Cats will never pee near any food.
  • If you want two cats buy two as kittens. If you already have a cat and think it’s lonely then think again. Most cats bond with humans much more than other cats and a single cat who is already established it’s territory will not appreciate another cat or kitten bought into their home. You may find out too late when both kittys are fighting and unhappy.
  • Never stop trying to play with your cat. It’s a great bonding time and also stimulates your cat. Buy toys that MIMIC hunting and killing things!
  • Cats love height so places where they can sit, hoovering and looking down over the room, is a must.

by London’s best cat sitting and cat grooming 

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About Anita Kelsey - Cat Behaviour Consultant

Anita Kelsey holds a first class honours degree in Feline Behaviour and Psychology (work based BA Hons) and runs a vet referral service dedicated strictly to the diagnosis and treatment of behaviour problems in cats. She is also a qualified cat groomer and specialises in grooming aggressive or phobic cats. Anita writes for Your Cat Magazine and is on their experts panel answering readers questions on cat grooming. She also advises on feline behaviour for the CFBA (Canine and Feline Behaviour) magazine as well as being a full member. Anita is based in Notting Hill, London but consults all over the UK as well as international requests. She lives with her husband, a music producer, and two Norwegian Forest cats, Kiki and Zaza. Anita's debut book, Claws, Confessions Of A Cat Groomer is published by John Blake Publishers and is out on 7th September 2017 (available for pre-orders on Amazon UK)
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