Keeping Cats Happy

Cats are lively, vibrant creatures who are very sensitive to their surroundings and the moods and attitudes of their people. A happy, well exercised cat is a wonderful companion. As with many things, paying attention to your cat's needs will not only add to both of your pleasures, but will also help prevent misbehavior.

If your cat is good about using the litter box and suddenly stops using it, this can be a signal of an underlying medical problem like FLUTD that needs to be addressed immediately. When the core problem is dealt with, the aberrant behavior usually goes away. In this article, we'll assume that physical problems have been ruled out by your veterinarian, and the problem is behavioral in nature.