Programs

Bringing Your Newly Adopted Cat Home

Bringing Your Newly Adopted Cat Home

Get life started on the right paw and set up a slice of kitty paradise for your feline friend! You’ll want to choose a quiet space for your cat to adjust to their new home, where they can get to know you and your family gradually. Supplies: A quiet room, consider a spare bedroom or even a bathroom Food, water, litter box, hiding space, toys, and treats Food: Here at BARCS your cat has been eating Hill's Science Diet Adult (u...

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Spraying

Spraying

Urinary marking is typically identified by a cat is backing up onto a wall, or another vertical surface, and releasing urine. This is a form of communication, triggered by territoriality or anxiety. With the right stressors, both male and female cats can spray. Cats who are not yet spayed or neutered will often spray to mark a territory. Hormones take a few weeks to get out of a cat’s system, so if your cat is not already altered, do ...

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Solving Litter Box Issues

Solving Litter Box Issues

Litter box placement and tidiness are key! As a general rule, have one litter box for each cat in your home, plus one (1 cat: 2 litter boxes, 2 cats: 3 litter boxes, and so on). Make sure the litter boxes big enough for the cat to enter and exit easily. Keep one box on each floor of your home and in different areas of the house. Place the litter boxes in a quiet, private area, away from their food and water. Keep the litter box clean by scoopi...

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