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Why does my cat hide?

Cats hide for a wide variety of reasons.

Believe it or not, many cats enjoy playing many games that involve hiding, such as hide and go seek. Your cat may sometimes hide until you go looking for him. After you find him, he may jump out at you and chase you. Cat’s will often play similar games with other cats. It can look like the cats are playing a game of cat and mouse. Each cat will take turns chasing each other around.

Cats will also hide when they are scared. If your cat is hiding, you should try to find out if he is scared of something. Are there new animals in your household? Are there new people or visitors in your household? Cats do not always cope well with change, and sometimes cats will hide in order to avoid stressful situations such as change. If your cat is hiding, try to reassure him that he is safe, but do not force him to come out of his hiding spot. If your cat is hiding for a long period of time, make sure that your cat has food, water, and a litter box close to the place he is hiding. You should also monitor his food and water intake to make sure that he is eating and drinking enough.

Cats may also hide if they are sick or feeling ill. It is very important that you monitor your cat’s behavior if he is hiding. If you cannot determine why your cat is hiding, it is probably a good idea to take your cat to see a veterinarian to make sure he is healthy. Cats feel very vulnerable when they are feeling sick, and will often hide so they are in a more secure environment.

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Why does my cat always move right before I take a photograph?

Photographing cats can be extremely challenging. Your cat is probably trying to sniff the camera, or they pose nicely and then move right before you take the picture! Every cat owner can probably relate to this behavior.

Many of the cat pictures that you see on the internet are very low quality, or blurry. This is either due to the camera that is being used, or the skill level of the photographer.

How can I photograph my cat?

There are many tips and tricks that you can follow to make it easier to photograph your cat.

  • Camera Selection: use a digital camera so you can take many photos. Read the next section of this article for information about which camera features can help you photograph your cat.
  • Lighting: the best possible lighting is achieved outside in natural light.
  • Level: kneel down at your cats level in order to take the best shot.
  • Patience: This is perhaps the most important tip! Your cat probably thinks that you are playing a game, and he is simply trying to participate!

Cat photography

Cat photography

How can I improve my cat pictures?

So, are you following the above steps and still not happy with your cat photographs? Sometimes it simply comes down to technology when you are trying to snap a good shot of your cat. Most cameras that people own have a slow shutter speed. This means that your cat must remain perfectly still in order for you to get a clear picture of your cat. The price of cameras have significantly reduced over the last few years. There are many cheap cameras on the market that you can purchase to significantly improve your cat photography.

Next time you go camera shopping, try to select one with the following camera features so you can take better pictures of your beloved cat:

  • Image Stablilizer: This feature will help to keep your pictures sharp, even if you slightly ‘shake’ the camera while taking the picture. If your camera has image stabilizing, you can take better pictures at slower shutter speeds.
  • Fast Shutter Speed: This is perhaps the most important feature. The faster the shutter speed, the better! A fast shutter speed will allow you to take a sharper picture even if your cat is moving. This is especially useful if you wish to take action shots of your cat!
  • 8 megapixel or higher: A high resolution camera will allow you to print larger photographs.
  • High ISO: A camera with a high ISO setting allows you to take better photographs in low light settings. You probably take many pictures of your cats in the house at night time, and the pictures probably come out dark or blurry. A high ISO setting can help reduce these issues.
  • Digital SLR camera: An SLR camera allows you to change camera lenses. You may wish to keep the same lens on most of the time, but other times you may want to use specialty lenses that are great for portraits, action shots, etc. An SLR camera allows you to take your photography more seriously down the road, if you wish to!

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Why does my cat pee outside the litter?

Cats pee outside the litterbox for many different reasons. It is important to be patient with your cat and never punish your cat if he pees outside the litter box.

This article discusses the following topics:

  • reasons cats pee outside the litter box
  • training your cat to use the litter box
  • cleaning cat accidents in your home

Reasons Cats Pee Outside the Litter Box

Litter Box Too Dirty!
Cats will often pee outside the litter box if the litter is too dirty. Cats are dirty animals that like to have a clean washroom. Cats do not like to step in a dirty litter box. If your litter box is clean and your cat is still not using it, there is probably a different reason.

Stress or Change
Cats can experience stress for many reasons. However, usually stress is caused by change, such as a new animal in the household. If your cat is stressed, he may choose to pee somewhere other than the litter box.

Health Complications
If your cat is peeing outside the litterbox, he may be suffering from health complications, such as a bladder infection. There are many serious issues that can cause your cat to pee outside of the litterbox. If your cat is straining, that can indicate a serious problem such as a blockage. You should take your cat to see a veterinarian to ensure that he is healthy. Blockages can be life threatening emergencies that require immediate attention.

How to Train Your Cat to Use the Litter Box

Keep the Litter Box Clean
This is absolutely the most important step for training your cat to use the litter box. Cats are more likely to continue using the box if it is kept clean. Clean the litter box at least once each day.

Try Different Litters
There are many different types of litters on the market right now: crystals, clay, clumping, and flushable. Find a litter that your cat likes, and begin your training! Remember: Keep the litter clean!

Praise and Treats

Place your cat in the litter box often and pet him to make him feel comfortable. When your cat uses the litter box, be sure to praise him with affection and/or treats. You must communicate to your cat that it is good behavior to pee in the litter box.

Clicker Training

Clicker training is used by many animal behaviorists. It works by enforcing good behavior instead of punishing bad behavior. You can use clicker training to train your cats to do many things. There are many clickers on the market that can be used, but you can also find tools in your home, as long as you use the same ‘clicking’ sound when training you cat. Start by making a clicking sound and rewarding your cat with a treat. Do this a few times a day until your cat learns that he gets a treat when he hears the clicking sound. The key to this training technique is to notice when your cat is using the litter box and make the clicking sound. Your cat will associate the clicking sound (which he likes) with the litter box (which you want him to like!)

Eliminate All Odors from Previous Accidents
This step is extremely important. Your cat can get confused if he smells his pee in other areas of the house. Cats generally go to the bathroom where they have previously gone. If your cat can smell his pee on the couch, he will likely go to the bathroom on the couch again. Keep reading for more information about removing the smell of cat urine in your home.

How to Eliminate the Smell of Cat Urine

To clean cat urine and eliminate the smell, follow the steps below:

  1. Dry the area as soon as possible if it is still wet.
      – Use a dry cloth or paper towel.
      – Don’t rub. Instead, blot the area to absorb the urine.
      – Keep soaking it up until it is dry.
  2. Choose a urine cleaning. There are many products on the market for this purpose. It is extremely important that the product you use neutralizes the urine. Your regular household products will not work because they will not neutralize. Look for a good enzymatic cleaner, such as Nature’s Miracle. There are many options.
  3. Keep the cat away from the area until the smell is completely gone. Remember: Cat’s have a better sense of smell than humans. Just because you can’t smell it, doesn’t mean your cat can’t.
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