Training and Behaviour for Cats

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Training and Behaviour for Cats

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Fear, pleasure, hunger, anxiety, frustration, and many other emotions affect the way cats behave the same way they do in humans. There are several common kitty behaviours seen as undesirable and which can negatively affect both the owner and pets quality of life. Although some of these behaviors cannot be eliminated, many can be corrected.
Identifying why cats behave as they do can be difficult, since they tend to be quite mysterious creatures. In addition, not every behavior is explained by a single reason, and each cat has its own unique personality.

Cat Training - Scratching

A cat scratches to mark its territory. Providing scratching posts and other toys that your cat can dig into will allow you to redirect the behaviour if your cat scratches objects you don't want it to. You can also purchase repellant sprays to deter your cat from clawing items such as couches and chairs. Combining this with using dried catnip or catnip spray on items you wish for your cat to scratch can usually alleviate most issues with unwanted scratching. Wondering where to buy catnip in Australia? Wonder no more! You can buy different kinds of catnip right here at VetProductsDirect.

How Does Catnip Work as a Training and Behavioural Tool?

Catnip contains  a chemical compound called nepetalactone. When cats smell or ingest catnip, it triggers a response in their brain that releases feel-good chemicals, causing them to experience a temporary state of euphoria. Meaning you get a happier and more relaxed furry friend.

Catnip is known to have the following effects on cats, making it ideal in assisting with training and behaviour in cats. Catnip:

  • Relaxes cats and makes them calm.
  • Induces sleep in some cats.
  • Stimulates cat’s appetites.
  • Improves a cat’s overall mood.

Cat Training - Urinary Problems

Various urinary issues can also arise in cats when trying to toilet train them. A cat may spray, urinate outside its box, or be unable to urinate because of infections, inflammations, bladder stones, stress, or tumors. Litter box issues can also be exacerbated by conflicts between cats and changes in the house (e.g., construction, family member departures, new family member arrivals).

Products such as Feliway and Zylkene can help reduce stress in affected cats, whether it is due to conflict or changes to routine. However, if accidents happen, we’ve got products like UrineOff, UrineFree and Piss Off to properly clean affected areas. You can also purchase absorbent training pads to protect areas from damage.

Cat Toilet Training Kit

Training cats to successfully use their litter box can sometimes be a tricky and messy exercise. Particularly if your furry friend has any of the aforementioned urinary problems. Luckily here at VetProductsDirect you can assemble the perfect cat toilet training kit. The following products will help ensure training your cat to go to the toilet is a clean and easy process:

  • Litter tray - first things first, your pet will need somewhere to do their business.
  • Training pads - ideal for the early days, super absorbent!
  • Odour and stain removers - accidents happen. Luckily we have plenty of products to remove nasty odours and stains.

Cat Training - Managing Aggression

Aggressive behaviour in cats, either towards people or other pets, is a serious behavioural issue. Aggression in a cat can result from stress, anxiety, or a medical condition causing pain, hormonal changes, or other factors. You should first rule out any medical causes with a trip to your vet before treating aggression in cats. Sometimes, you can identify triggers for aggressive behaviour. This is the easiest way to resolve aggression if the trigger is obvious and can be removed. If a trigger cannot be identified, both you and your cat will have to learn to live with the trigger.

Shop Our Range of Top Quality Training & Behaviour Products for Cats

Among the top brands we carry at VetProductsDirect are Feliway, Kong, UrineOff and Zylkene. You can shop with confidence at VetProductsDirect because our team of veterinarians and animal health professionals only approve products they would use on their own pets.

During business hours, our highly trained customer service staff and vet nurses are available to answer questions about products or assist with other inquiries. You can contact them by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1300 838 776.


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