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How an Automatic Litter Box Can Stop House Soiling

By Amy Shojai

There are many reasons your cat may indulge in house soiling behavior. House soiling is different than urine spraying, which is a feline marking behavior. Cats that mark territory with urine typically stand erect and back up to the target, to spray urine horizontally against vertical objects. Intact male cats have the highest incidence of spraying behavior, but even fixed cats of both genders may indulge particularly when they feel stressed.

What Is House Soiling?

House soiling in contrast happens when the cat eliminates outside the litter box. Cats can house soil with feces, urine, or both, and the urine usually deposited downward on horizontal surfaces.

As with urine spraying, there can be different causes for house soiling, including health problems. Any kitty that has previously been "faithful" the box and suddenly begins to miss the mark should first be checked by the veterinarian. Treatment of a physical health problem often will fix the hit-or-miss potty behavior.

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How Much Is Too Much Barking?

By Audrey Pavia

You come home from work and find a note on your door from your next-door neighbor about your dog's barking. How do you know if your neighbor is just being too sensitive? Isn't barking normal for a dog?

How to Fit the Easy Walk® Harness

By Toni Mark

Taking the time to fit the Easy Walk® Harness properly in the beginning is time worth spending.

Safety Indoors and Out with Pet Doors & Wireless Containment

By Tony Johnson

Really, a pet door is freedom. And if pet doors are freedom, then a wireless containment system is peace of mind. Put them together, and suddenly, you've got more than you expected and the world is a better place, and full of benefits for you and your pets.

Dealing with Door-Dashing Cats

By Amy Shojai

Providing a dog door works great to offer your canine companion access to his outdoor toilet when you can't let him out. But how do keep the cat from using the same door?

Seizures and Epilepsy: What Are They & How Are They Treated?

By Tony Johnson

In 18 years of veterinary ER work, I've dealt with a lot of scared people. But some of the most frightened pet owners that I can remember are those who just witnessed their dog (or, rarely, cat) have their first seizure.

Dogs in Politics

By Justin Young

It’s been said that being the president of the United States is the world’s toughest job. With so much pressure, a president deserves a genuine friend who is always happy to see them and offers a listening ear, unconditional love, and a wagging tail at the end of the day.