Why Cats Scratch Furniture and How to Stop Them

Tabby cat lying on floor scratching at a beige sofa
Unfortunately for our sofas, chairs, beds, carpets and wallpaper, scratching is a behaviour which in innate in all cats. Cat Behaviourist and Honeysuckle Cat Toys…

Making the World a Better Place for Cats. Part 2: Talking Dirty. A Closer Look at Litter Trays

Black cat sitting in clean blue cat litter tray
As a Cat Behaviourist I treat lots of different cat behaviours, but one that I see regularly is house soiling. One of the main causes…

Rehoming Your Cat. A Difficult Decision

Black and white cat sitting on a shelf next to two small blue balls
Sophie’s Story Sometimes circumstances dictate that a cat behaviour problem can only be resolved by rehoming. This is an incredibly hard thing to do and…

Are You Losing Sleep Over Your Cat?

Burmese cat licking the face of a sleeping man
Do you ever find yourself woken up during the night by a furry paw-tap on your head, or worse, a shrill miaow either right in…

Understanding Cat Bites

Black and white photo showing a cat biting an owner's hand and the owner shouting
Cats have always intrigued us with their enigmatic behaviour. While they can be loving and affectionate companions, there are moments when they exhibit less acceptable…

What To Do If Your Cat Starts Attacking You

ginger cat lying on a mat biting the arm of a man
If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a cat bite it might be easy for you to think of the feline perpetrator as…

Emotional Distress in Cats

Photo showing the top half of a cat's face with a hashtag #becatcurious
Article Reproduced with Kind Permission of International Cat Care. Illustrations by Lili Chin. Cats have feelings, both positive and negative ones, ​a​nd those feelings matter…

How to Help Cats that Over Groom and Pull Their Fur Out

cat grooming a bald patch on it's belly
One of the most distressing things I encounter as a Behaviourist are those cases where cats over groom or pull their own fur out. For…

Why Do Cats Spray Urine?

Ginger cat urine spraying on a bush
Urine-spraying is one of the more complex cat behaviours and one of the least understood. Why Do Cats Urine Spray? It is thought that adult…

What To Do if Your Cats are Fighting

Two cats on the floor fighting indoors
Imagine you’re a contestant in the Big Brother house. Once inside the house Big Brother makes the decisions about what you’re allowed to eat and…