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How to Help a Fearful Cat

By Meredith Stepita

What do you do when you have a scaredy cat? Not just a cat who's afraid sometimes, but a cat who's always stressed out? Many things we take for granted often scare our pets, like fireworks, bumpy car rides, and strangers visiting. Your cat may show her stress in subtle ways, so it's important to learn to read cat body language. Once you identify what stresses your cat, the first step is to avoid these triggers as much as possible and then find ways to associate those scary things with more positive rewards.

Why Cats Potty on Beds

By Amy Shojai

Cats are natural born clean freaks, with kittens using the litter box by the age of 3 weeks. Hit or miss bathroom behavior, though, is a wake-up call that something has gone wrong. It's bad enough when she leaves nasty "gifts" under the piano bench, but truly disgusting if she targets your bed. Peeing or pooping on your bed has very specific triggers. While every cat is different and combinations of reasons may be involved, here are the top reasons why cats turn beds into a litter box.

Cost Comparison of Litter & Litterboxes

By Amy Shojai

Missing the litter box is the top complaint of cat owners, but offering cats the right equipment to "hit the spot" goes a long way to preventing mistakes. You'll need one or more litter pans, and an appropriate cat box filler. But how much can you expect to pay for different kinds of litters or fillers and litter boxes?

How to Enrich Shelter Pets’ Lives

By Toni Mark

If you ask the staff here at PetSafe® brand what their favorite part of their job is, you’ll find that just about everyone incorporates their passion for dogs and cats. The desire to help the pet population runs deep within the company—even on a global level! PetSafe brand runs several programs where the sole mission is to help those pets that aren’t yet in their forever home.

How to Fit a Gentle Leader® Headcollar

By Toni Mark

One of the most common issues we hear about with the Gentle Leader Headcollar is dogs don’t like to wear it. Taking time to get your dog comfortable with the headcollar is really the first step in fitting it correctly.

How to Train Your Cat to Use an Automatic Litter Box

By Amy Shojai

An automatic litter box offers many benefits to you, as well as your cat, including convenience and an always clean potty. It may take some time to convince your cat to try out the new facility.

How to Use an Indoor/Outdoor Potty for Toilet Training

By Caryl Wolff

Portable pet toilets are a convenient, portable alternative to traditional pee pads or newspaper training. They make it much easier to house train puppies and prevent accidents for dogs of any age.