Helping to calm cat down

Dear Critter Corner: I just moved to a new apartment and my cat is bouncing off the walls. She’s been trying to climb up the closet, get into cabinets, and races around the room. How do I calm her down? A new move can be a big change for many cats, especially when...

When to introduce your new cat to your family

Dear Critter Corner: Thanksgiving is just around the corner and my family will be coming over for a big Thanksgiving dinner. Should I introduce my new cat to my family then? Thanksgiving is usually a holiday with lots of family celebrating, guests coming and going,...

Adding variety to cat’s diet

Dear Critter Corner: I read recently that it’s good to give my cat lots of variety in their food, but am worried about it upsetting her stomach. How can I introduce different foods to her? There are some studies that have been done to speak to cats’ having a variety...

Dealing with ant infestation and my cat

Dear Critter Corneer: I woke up this morning to an ant infestation in my home. The ants were all over my cat’s food, in the pantry, and were coming from a hole in the wall. How can I get rid of the ants in a safe way for my cat?  Initially you can try using some sort...

Cat experiencing separation anxiety

Dear Critter Corner: I went on vacation for 3 days and left my cat Dallas at a friend’s apartment. Now at home she seems to be having separation anxiety, scratching at the door and meowing when I leave. I have another trip coming up and am worried I won’t be able to...

Introducing new cat to the resident cat

Dear Critter Corner: I recently adopted Peanut, a 1-year-old cat, and would like to introduce her to my senior cat Mama, but am worried about them getting into a scuffle. How should I introduce them to each other?  It’s a good idea to introduce them as slowly and...

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