Cracking the “Cat Code”—What Your Cat’s Body Language Can Tell You

By |2022-03-25T12:11:20+00:00November 17th, 2021|Cat Behavior|

Cats are masters in the art of subtlety, and often leave us scratching our heads, trying to understand, “What is my cat saying?” To better understand your cat, pay close attention to their body language. This is the way they communicate their feelings, wants, and needs. However, deciphering “cat code” can be challenging, and certain [...]

Kitty Cat Meet and Greet—9 Tips to Introduce Your New Cat

By |2022-03-25T12:06:55+00:00September 17th, 2021|Cat Behavior|

Whether your current cat seems lonely, or you simply want to grow your feline family and add another cat to the household, you should take a few precautions to ensure introductions go smoothly. You do not want kitty conflict to disrupt your household. Our team at Star of Texas Veterinary Hospital shares several helpful tips [...]

The Wrong End of the Cat – Why You May be Misunderstanding Litter Box Behavior

By |2022-03-25T11:54:13+00:00July 30th, 2021|Cat Behavior|

Cats urinating outside their litter box is frustrating for owners, and can strain the cat-owner bond. A lack of understanding about how cats express fear, stress, and displeasure is a large part of that frustration. As a Cat Friendly Practice, Star Of Texas Veterinary Hospital evaluates all aspects of feline wellbeing to reach a clear [...]

FLUTD 101: Understanding Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

By |2022-03-25T12:06:47+00:00May 19th, 2021|Cat Behavior|

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) describes common conditions of the feline bladder and urethra. Unfortunately, since FLUTD often leads to unpleasant urinary signs around the home, the problem is a common reason why cat owners relinquish their pets to animal shelters. While we can’t control all FLUTD causes, many associated conditions can be prevented, [...]

What Is Feline Enrichment and Why Is It Important?

By |2022-03-25T12:02:12+00:00March 31st, 2021|Cat Behavior|

Your house cat likely isn’t offered nearly as many enrichment activities as your dog, unless they are leash-trained. While your pooch is out and about, sniffing a thousand different scents each day, your cat is reduced to eating and sleeping inside. Feline enrichment reduces your indoor cat’s boredom and stress. Like puzzles for people and [...]

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