Cat behavior issues such as peeing on floors and furniture, doing naughty things to get attention, biting and clawing and destructive scratching are extremely frustrating to owners and sadly the number one reasons that cats end up at shelters. The one thing to understand is that there is always an underlying reason cats misbehave and it’s up to us to try to understand what’s actually the cause and what we can do.
Cat Biting & Scratching
Here’s a great article from Wiki How on How to Stop a Cat from Biting and Scratching
If your cat is a rescue cat that has experienced previous abuse the biting, scratching and attacking could be your cat’s go to method for self defense if it is experiencing any post traumatic stress disorder or if your cat assumes you will be abusive too because that is all he or she knows. For this there is actually a great audio track you can play in the room your cat is in that will help clear past traumas from abuse. (Works for all animals not just cats)
Clearing Animals of Abuse MP3 CLICK HERE
Attention Seeking Naughty Behavior
Cats are similar to children in that they will do naughty things to get your attention when they don’t get the attention from you when they want it. They know their acts of naughtiness will definitely get your attention. The best solution in these cases is to try and discover what your cat wants. It could be a simple as “play with me” or “pet me”. Also cats are not as independent as you think. They get jealous when you give attention to other pets, to new acquaintances or a new member of the family. They want to be assured that they are still your beloved pet.
If you are a workaholic or are too busy for them and don’t give them enough attention they will find ways to rectify that. Spending time with them showing that they are a high priority in your life and that they are still your beloved will curb a good portion of attention seeking naughty behavior problems.
Peeing on Floors & Furniture
If you cat is peeing everywhere except the litter box there are definitely reasons behind this behavior. Check out the article about 14 Reasons Your Cat May Stop Using the Litter Box and How To Easily Resolve Them
Check out this video on how to understand your cat’s different moods by reading its body language.