Cat Anxiety and Cat Litter Box Problems

Written by Nancy E. Wigal

Frazzled felines will sometimes relieve their anxiety by urinating, or marking (spraying) outsiderepparttar cat litter box. Here are a few ofrepparttar 141438 causes andrepparttar 141439 solutions to calm your kitty down.

Like humans, cats like their routines and daily habits. When something changes in their home, one way their anxiety may manifest itself is by urinating outsiderepparttar 141440 cat litter box. With a little bit of work and patience, your kitty can be calmed down and get back to her good litter box habits.

Here are just a few situations that can make cats anxious:

- A new person or pet comes to live in your household

- You change jobs and your daily schedule

- A trip torepparttar 141441 vet

There are many more situations, but these can be fairly common stressors for felines.

A new person or pet comes to live in your household:

If you're introducing a roommate ofrepparttar 141442 human kind, be sure this individual understands that cats are different from dogs. They don't playrepparttar 141443 same, and cats may be viewed as being cold or aloof. Tell your new roommate about your cat's personality, likes, and dislikes. Then introduce them to one another. It may take a couple weeks for everybody to get adjusted to one another.

One thing you may want to do during this transition period is to either confine your cat to her favorite room with her food, water, clean cat litter box, and toys, or keeprepparttar 141444 roommate's bedroom shut to prevent your cat from markingrepparttar 141445 new housemate's clothes, furniture, and possessions. Supervisor your cat's forays into this person's space. Your new roommate may opt to keeprepparttar 141446 door shut permanently. This won't be a problem unless your kitty is constantly curious about what's behindrepparttar 141447 closed door.

You change jobs and your daily schedule:

Cats like to know when their big cat mom and/or dad are coming and going, so they can adjust their schedules accordingly. If you or your partner takes a new job that drastically changes your household routine and lifestyle, your cat may get upset. She might react by refusing to userepparttar 141448 cat litter box.

Observe your cat carefully. If you find cat urine puddles outsiderepparttar 141449 litter box oncerepparttar 141450 new routine has been established, you'll need to confine your cat to limitrepparttar 141451 damage to one area of your home and retrain her to back to good litter box habits. Forrepparttar 141452 first week or so, spend more time with your cat and reassure her that everything is OK, and her life is going to be just fine.

The Pomeranian Dog

Written by Lee Dobbins

The Pomeranian is one of they toy breeds and weighs between 3 and 7 pounds (there are larger poms, and although not torepparttar breed standard, they still make wonderful loving pets!). Intelligent and vivacious, these little dogs will steal your heart, but donít let them get away with too much as they must be properly trained or they will become too demanding. With proper care your Pom can live to about 15 years old.


Did you knowrepparttar 141411 Pomeranian was once a much larger dog that weighed around 35 pounds? A cousin torepparttar 141412 spitz type dogs, this pampered lap dog once calledrepparttar 141413 arctic home.

Bred down to itís tiny size overrepparttar 141414 centuries,repparttar 141415 Pomeranian became popular inrepparttar 141416 late 1800ís when Queen Victorian brought a 12 pound Pom back from Italy. This vivacious little dog soon became a favorite of European royalty and was bred to be even smaller until it reachedrepparttar 141417 average of 5 pounds.

Historically,repparttar 141418 Pomeranian has been fancied by many famous Europeans. Michelangelo had a little Pom that sat on a silk pillow and watched him while he paintedrepparttar 141419 Sistine Chapel. Martin Luther,repparttar 141420 great church leader had one of these little dogs that he mentioned often in his work. Mozart had a Pomeranian that he dedicated an Aria to and Chopin composedrepparttar 141421 Valse des Petits Chiens for his girlfriends Pom.

Care and Grooming

Pomeranians are easy to care for but do need some special attention. They can be easily groomed in less than 1 hour a day, but I am sure you will want to spend much more time than that bonding with your pet!

Brushing your Pomeranian every day is a good way to bond with your pet as well as insure his coat is healthy and looks good. Poms have a double coat that can easily become matted so brushing is necessary. A once a week Ė or every couple of weeks Ė bath is a nice way to keep your Pom smelling and looking good! Donít forget to groom around his paws and tail area as well as clip his nails.

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