Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually have a conservation with your cat?

Like as if you’re talking to a little kid…

Also, wouldn’t it be nice if you could discipline your cat without sounding angry and harsh?

Just been scolded. Poor thing!

In the past, whenever one of my cats did something naughty or outright bad, I would straight away reprimand her in a strong harsh voice.

I couldn’t help it…

It often came out that way because like most cat owners, I reckoned using an angry voice was the only approach to keep my cat from repeating the offense.

I figured that if I go soft on her and went like: “Please don’t jump on the dining table baby Batgirl” in a soft, soothing voice, she’s going to think that it is actually all right to jump on the table.

Oh yes, believe it or not, I did name one of my cats “Batgirl.” In fact, here’s a picture of my little cutie.

It looks as if she’s wearing a Batman-like mask right? Also those pointy ears. And hence the name…

batgirl the cat
My cutie pie Batgirl!

Anyway, if you answered “YES” to the first two questions I asked earlier, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s this downloadable book called The Cat Language Bible, and it really teaches you how to effectively communicate with your cat.

I’ve been using the information and guidance provided in the ebook and the results, whoa! This book truly rocked my world!

What a gem of a guide this is, as it provides exhaustive research-based details so that you’ll be able to fully understand the pitch and tone differences that your cat make as well as his body language.

There are also lessons on understanding your cat’s various actions and emotional states.

You can check out the ebook right here if you’re interested.

The guide is very easy to read and I love how it contains a bunch of photos of cats performing an assortment of bodily signs in accordance with their behaviors.

For me this is absolutely critical, especially as the book deals a lot with bodily language. If the explanations were done exclusively in text that would have been a crime.

The photos will help you better understand some of the emotional as well as commutative moods that cats are capable of displaying.

Thanks to this book, my perception of Batgirl’s as well as my other cats’ intelligence has been completely altered.

How ignorant of me for not realizing earlier on that domestic cats, have actually entered an evolutionary phase that allowed them to talk to their human owners in a manner no other species of felines are capable of.

Obviously compared to us humans, their prowess in language is so many levels below, however, in its own right, it is still surprisingly intricate and refined all things considered.

Simply put, if you want to obtain easy to understand and apply info in regards to how cats think, how they display emotions, and oh heck, how they utilize their language via physical actions and voice in order to manipulate us, then you absolutely cannot go wrong with this guide.

Go ahead and have a look at it here. There’s even an engaging video presentation on the website which DOES NOT play automatically.

Thank goodness for that especially if you’re currently at work. I can’t tell you how many times I almost jumped out of my chair at work because of those websites with their stupid autoplay videos!

I’d like to add that your beloved cat may show you thousands of signs and clues about himself each day (that is cat communication).

So it could be better as a cat owner to understand cat behavior, like why does a cat scratch or bite, why they mess up, avoid litter box and do thousand other things, and how to reform cat behavior without punishments.

Also understanding why your cat gets stressed and what are the symptoms of a stressed cat will help you to make a better connection with your pet.

Help him when he is in need.

You can only do this if you can read cat behavior. I know that everybody likes to have good relationship with their cat.

Knowing how to win your cats trust will help you a lot with it. Especially if you like to have more than one cat in house, knowing how to introduce cats will also be useful.

I don’t have to tell you how wonderful it is to have a cat as your pet. But it can be bit challenging too as cat communication is different from our mother tongue.

So both pet and you have to rely on nonverbal communication (which might be a thing of the past if you apply the teachings described in this ebook). But it most certainly doesn’t prove you can’t talk with your cat. He’ll recognize your tone like a little baby recognizes his mother’s tone and laughs when shown a little love.

Is Your Kitty Avoiding the Box?

OH, NO, What has kitty done?! She has decided that the litter box is no longer a suitable place for her to….. ah…spend her quiet time.

As much as we love ‘em, this has got to be the most unacceptable behavior that our cats can inflict upon us. There are numerous reasons why kitty may not, or has stopped, using her litter box, and it is likely that once you find the reason for the behavior, you can correct it.

cat apprehensive of her litterbox

Whatever you do, don’t scold kitty; it could make the problem worse, especially if the behavior is due to stress. Discover the reason for her behavior, and you both will be happier.

Common Reasons Kitty Won’t Enter “The Box”

1. Messy Box

Let’s face it; cats are generally, very clean animals. Have you noticed how often they bathe? The last thing kitty wants to do, with her clean, freshly bathed body, is to step into a messy, smelly, litter box.

Daily scooping of soiled litter and regularly washing of the litter box is necessary for your cats’ contentment. If you only have one cat using a box, and you scoop the soiled litter every day, you may only need to wash the box once a week, possibly more often if you have multiple cats.

A good scrubbing with soap and hot water should be sufficient, since harsh chemicals can be harmful to your cat, or leave an offensive smell that your cat may want to avoid. Your cat’s sense of smell is fourteen times stronger than yours—if it smells bad to you, just imagine what it smells like to your kitty.

2. Litter Box Location

As a rule…people do not like to share their potty space, with their dining space. Guess what? Kitty doesn’t like that either!

This is just one consideration when deciding where to place kittys’ box. Cats are generally clean and private creatures. They want a quiet, easily accessible, private area, away from their food, in which to….ah…spend their quiet time.

Doesn’t seem like much to ask, since you won’t have to wake up in the middle of the night, or rush home from a movie to let him out. So, just don’t position kitty’s’ box in a noisy or high traffic area, and make sure that wherever you place the box, your cat will be able to easily access it without fear of becoming trapped.

Otherwise, kitty will start finding other suitable options on his own.

3. Litter Woes

I was recently wrangled in by an ad for a different type of flushable litter. I decided to try it, and loved it! However, one of my three cats, (I won’t name names, we’ll just call her “Picky Kitty” for now), was not so enthused.

Picky Kitty decided that the floor around the litter box, or better yet, the rug in front of the shower, were better suited for her potty needs. Cats are very individual creatures and while some may be fine with change, others may not; I speak from experience.

If kitty has recently stopped using her box, and you have made a change in litter or deodorizer, or even added a liner, try changing back and see what happens. If you have not made a change, and kitty refuses to use the box, try changing to a different type of litter—what have you got to lose at this point.

She may not like the scent, or the size of the grain, etc…Other issues come into play when kitty has primarily been an outdoor cat. Try mixing the soil from outside with your litter, and gradually reducing the amount of soil over time.

This method might also work if you absolutely need to make a litter change. It may take some time to find out what litter satisfies kitty, so be patient, and understanding. Once you find what makes your “Picky Kitty” happy, stick with it!

4. A Little Privacy Please.…

In addition to changes in litter, changes in type of litter box can also be distressing for some cats. Hooded litter boxes may be a good way to contain the odor from seeping into your home; however kitty might not care for the increased stench, that only a tiny, contained space could provide. That being said, a hooded box will need a more frequent cleaning to keep it smelling fresh for kitty.

Also, while some cats may find themselves feeling confined or unable to move around freely, in a hooded box, others may feel safe and secure, and like the privacy it provides. When deciding on a litter box, keep kitty’s personality in mind, and purchase a box that suits his needs, not yours.

5. Stressed Out Kitty

If you haven’t figured out that your kitty is a creature of habit…well, you have not spent enough time with your kitty. My cats have quirky routines, and habits, and they do not care for the moving of their food dishes when company visits.

Similar to humans, kitty’s experience stress when events change the dynamic of their environment. For instance, adding a new family member, human or otherwise, could stress kitty.

Moving to a new home, relocating a constant personal item, such as a food or water dish, litter box, or bed, could make kitty wig-out. If kitty has stopped using her box, try to think of what has changed in your household that may have caused her some anxiety.

What may seem like small beans to you, could be very nerve-racking for kitty. Some events or changes can’t be helped, and kitty will probably eventually come around and start using her box again; however she would probably enjoy some reassuring attention during this transition.

6. X- Marks the Spot

Contrary to what most humans believe, all cats, whether male, female, spayed, neutered, or unaltered—can spray! Spraying is not a litter box avoidance problem, and should be treated differently.

You need to know what you are dealing with before tackling kitty’s’ issues, so watch your cat carefully to see if he or she is actually going outside the litter box, or if they are spraying. Cats spray for a number of reasons, one of which, again, could be a medical problem.

The main reason cats spray is to mark their territory, especially in a household with multiple cats. Here is a helpful link if you realize that you are dealing with a spraying problem.

******A note of caution*******

When trying to determine why your kitty might not be using his or her box, the biggest concern would be the health of your cat. If you notice that your cat is no longer using the litter box, keep an eye on kitty and note any changes in her personality or mood.

moody kitty using the litterbox

There are a number of medical reasons including urinary tract infection, kidney disease, and diabetes which may result in this behavior. It would be best to first consult your veterinarian for advice, to rule out any medical problems.

Once a medical cause is ruled out, you can confidently seek another cause and hopefully be able to correct the behavior. Understanding the reasons behind a litter box avoidance problem is imperative to finding a solution.

Kitty is obviously distressed and needs your help and understanding to resolve her potty issues. If after looking for resolution on your own, and ruling out any medical problems, you still find yourself dealing with this problem, contact an animal behavior expert, or download this guide for additional help. Remember punishing kitty could make matters worse. Good luck!