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KAT is an animal welfare organization that helps stray dogs like Lucy in Kathmandu, Nepal
Lucy before treatment

The KAT Centre rescues and helps animals like Lucy in Kathmandu, Nepal
Lucy after treatment

How to Care for Your Cat:
Behavior Problems

Cat training and cat behavior adviceMany cat behavior problems can be fixed. Some common problems are:
• Spraying urine
• Urinating and defecting in the wrong places
• Crying/meowing too much
• Grooming/licking himself too much
• Acting aggressive
• Scratching or destroying things in the house

Ways to fix behavior problems:
• Spraying urine is usually easy to fix by sterilizing (spaying/neutering) the cat.
• You can fix many other behavior problems by giving him more attention and exercise. Be sure to play with him (including with cat toys) every day.
• You can train most cats to use the litter box. See the page about toilet training.
• Through cat training, you can teach most cats not to scratch where they shouldn’t. Give him a scratching post or other toys for scratching. Whenever he starts to scratch something he shouldn’t, move him to the scratching post.
• Your cat may show a new behavior because he’s unhappy about a change, such as moving to a new home or someone new living in the house (like a baby or a pet). Give him a lot of attention and love to help him feel comfortable. Also, see if a strange cat is going into your garden or house, which may make your cat worry.
• Sometimes the behavior is your cat’s way of telling you he feels sick, so if you can’t fix the problem, take him to your veterinarian for a health check. He may have a very serious health problem. The vet may also give advice or suggest an animal trainer who can help.

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How to train a cat or train a kitten, from Kathmandu, Nepal