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Cats Spraying: Why They Do It And How To Stop It

Posted by Mia Horberg on Sep 12, 2019 9:18:11 AM


We're back with certified feline trainer and behavior consultant, Dr. Marci Koski, to do a deeper dive into cat spraying.

We know cat spraying is one of the most frustrating — and stinky — issues cat owners deal with, and it's also a major contributor to cat relinquishment, and even euthanasia.

So, to avoid the stress and anything else that may potentially come with it, Marci provides some great ideas for doing your own sleuthing to figure out the underlying issues as to why your cat is spraying, and then gives some great suggestions for helping stop this unwanted behavior.

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Topics: Cat Health, Litter Box, Feline Urethral Obstruction, Cat spraying, Cat pee

Cats Peeing Outside the Litter Box: Causes, Prevention, and Solutions

Posted by Mia Horberg on Aug 14, 2019 12:55:49 PM


Cats peeing outside of the litter box is one of the most frustrating (and stinky) issues a cat owner can face.

Contrary to what many people think, kitties aren't spraying on the walls, peeing on clothes, or eliminating outside of the litter box just for vindictive funsies. But, they are trying to tell you something.

Feline trainer and behavior consultant, Dr. Marci Koski, is back to talk about the many reasons your cat could be spraying or having litter box issues.

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Topics: Cat Health, Litter Box, Feline Urethral Obstruction, Cat spraying, Cat pee

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Twice a month, host Mia and regular co-hosts Dr. J and Cathy, bring you entertaining health, safety, lifestyle, and training information for your cats and dogs.

Mia is an animal lover, with three fur babies of her own, and will be doing her best to represent the listeners, and get as much info out of her guests as she can.

Dr. J is a co-founder of Preventive Vet and is passionate about keeping your pets healthy and safe. He is also the author of the 101 Essential Tips series of fun, informative, and kid-friendly books.

Cathy is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant who believes that dog training is a lifestyle and should never feel like a chore. When she's not talking dogs, she's probably reading about them while enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.

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