We use cookies to help us improve website user experience. By continuing to use this site or closing this panel, you agree to our use of cookies. See our cookie policy Close

Tag Archives: spraying

Are our pets’ personalities programmed at birth?

Leave a comment
A dog happily runs through water

Rachael Garside investigates whether nature or nurture has the greater influence on our companions’ behaviour.

Mike Mullan is used to seeing people cross the street to avoid him when he’s out walking his dogs. He’s the proud owner of two impressive Rottweilers, Lazer and Ross, but admits that he gets frustrated when people assume his pets are aggressive and unpredictable.

Find out more

Posted in PetPeople magazine archive | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spraying: everything you need to know

4 Comments
PERFUME2

Spraying is usually done by cats to mark their territory. But if your cat is spraying inside your home, or excessively, it could be anxious. Here’s what to do about it… From the current issue of PetPeople magazine.

What is?
Spraying is normal behaviour for cats, but is a problem when it occurs in the home. Scent is incredibly important to cats.

Find out more

Posted in Behaviour problems, PetPeople magazine archive | Tagged , , , |

Why your cat is spraying and how to stop it

Leave a comment

Q: My Siamese female cat, Bella, has started spraying. I thought only male cats sprayed? A: All cats will spray – it is natural marking behaviour. Cats may spray when something has upset them, their core environment has changed, or …

Find out more

Posted in Behaviour problems | Tagged , , , |

How to stop your cat spraying

1 Comment

Q: My 14-year-old Siamese-cross cat Max has started to spray everywhere, especially if he cannot get his own way. What can I do? A: Spraying is the most common behaviour problem I see in cats. As Max has not sprayed …

Find out more

Posted in Behaviour problems | Tagged , , , , |

Is your cat urinating on the carpet? Here’s how to stop them

Leave a comment

Q: My cat has started urinating on my carpets. I use Feliway (a synthetic feline facial pheromone) to discourage scratching, but it doesn’t stop her urinating. What can I do? A: You say that your cat is urinating, but you …

Find out more

Posted in Behaviour problems | Tagged , , , , , |