How to stop a kitten from clawing for food?

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We have an eight month old kitten that is beautiful but has this habit of clawing for food. Whenever we put some food in our hands for him he will claw at us to get the food. How to I get him to eat from our hands without him clawing? He also tries to get food from our dogs bowl when he is eating! The kitten is a menace? Any help would be appreciated!
He is not hungry or shouldn't be. We leave out cat biscuits all day for him, which he nibbles and we feed him twice a day too. Or do cat biscuits not fill them?

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Some cats are more aggressive than others. I have one that is very dainty and always waits calmly for the food. The other one will run up against me pushing, clawing and biting when he sees me preparing the food. He's two years old now and still hasn't stopped. Not just that, if I sit on his chair he will bite me until I get off it. It's just how some cats are.

How to know if baby food contains onion powder?

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For instance I have "chicken and chicken broth" baby food by beechnut. How do I know if it contains onion powder or not - all it says is chicken and chicken broth on the ingredients. Does that mean it doesn't? Wanting to make sure bc vet said to feed my cat that for a few days while he recovers.

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I've used the Gerber Turkey and Gravy for years when socializing kittens and I never had any complaints ^^ I think the amount of onion in the chicken and broth is probably so miniscule that it won't matter. They don't strongly flavor babyfood anyway. Hope he feels better soon :)

How to stop my cat from peeing everywhere?

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I have a female cat, about a year old, fixed, inside cat only, and she pees and poos all over the house. Mostly in piles of dirty clothes, sheets on bed, towls in hamper. She has a litter box kept downstairs cleaned out everyday (she does use the litter box). How do I get her to stop peeing and pooing all over everything else in the house?

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put a litter box on every floor try using the comfort zone feliway diffusers

How to prevent kitten from scratching furniture?

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I plan on getting a kitten and this is my first kitten/cat ever. I always had dogs my whole life. I do understand that they need to scratch to remove the claws external skin so I plan on buying a scratching post. However, do I need to teach them to use the scratching post? My friends cat scratched up his whole couch.
If I do need to, how can I teach a kitten to use the post?

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All cats have their own preferences for the types of textures they enjoy scratching so it's a good idea to offer your kitten a few choices so that you can see which one they like best. Some like upright scratchers and others prefer flat ones likes the cardboard blocks. Many kittens will instinctively use a scratcher but you can encourage them to use it by trailing string or toys over the scratcher so that they grab for it. Once they've sunk their claws in a couple of times they usually get the idea it feels good to scratch there. One thing to bear in mind is that cats have scent glands on the base of their paws. Whenever they scratch somewhere it leaves a scent marker which needs topping up every time it fades. This is why they always want to scratch in the same places. The trick is to make sure that your kitten's favourite scratching place is somewhere acceptable. These articles have lots of advice on teaching cats to use a scratcher and how to protect furnishings from unwanted scratching. http://www.catbegood.com/cat-basics/scratching-posts-exercise-play/ http://www.celiahaddon.co.uk/pet%20problems/cats/scratching.html If you want to minimise costs you can make a cardboard scratcher from old boxes. http://www.designsponge.com/2009/01/diy-project-recycled-cardboard-kitty-pad.html Scratching is natural and necessary behaviour for cats. If you punish or discipline them for doing it, they will simply wait till you are not around to tell them off or quickly realise it's a sure fire way of getting your attention whenever they want.

How to get these two cats to not hate eachother?

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Okay so, this cat was actually born from my other cat eight years ago. Last May we got another cat and he's eight months old. He bullies my other cats sometimes but usually he likes to play. Everytime he's I'm the same room as the eight year old the eight year old growls and they hardcore fight. How can I get them to st least be able to stand eachother? My cat gets miserable around him :(
Thank you!

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Spray them with water!

How to convince your parents to get you a kitten?

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Hi We have 7 ducks, 2 fish, 22 Quails, 4 Guinea pigs and an old cat but I have wanted a kitten for about a year now and still no matter what I do the answer is always no! I have tried begging, writing a letter, getting better grades and doing chores without being asked but still NO!! Can anyone help me?? (No harsh or rude answeres plz!)

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Act like that you have been struck by some goodning ray. help your parents, do homework on time, never ever do something that your parents don't like(not even secretly). Get mom breakfast in bed, you know, all those chores. when your parents ask why are you doing all this, present them with a little gift and ask for a cat. If they say no, then don't be disheartened just wait till your old cat die... then ask 'please please please!!!!!' just care for your pets tooo much. Then ask. Try till you succeed. Try. (i would love 10 points for such a helpful answer)

How to get my kitten more used to collars?

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My 3 month kitten is using a loose bracelet for now untl she grows into one i bought from the store. She isnt too fond of the bracelet, Does this mean she will never like collars?

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Kittens generally don't like collars but they do get used to them. Just keep doing what you're doing right now and once she's used to the bracelet, you can try switching to a collar.

How to get a cat down from a tree?

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My cat climbed up a tree this morning and he wont come down, he's about 30 feet up. We've tried luring him down with food but he's to scared. Any suggestions on how to get him down??
We tried using ladders, they aren't tall enough.

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With a 12 gauge shotgun.

How to keep cats from pooping in my yard?

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I have a two year old who loves to play outside, specifically digging in the dirt. My neighbor's cats have decided to use the dirt as their toilet. Every day I find 2 or 3 fresh piles, in different spots in my yard. I'm looking for something I can sprinkle or spray in the dirt that will repel the cats, but not harm my daughter. Any suggestions?

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Get a sand box for cats and place it in the yard, when your daughter goes out to play, make sure you put the box away. Then when your daughter is back in the house and finished from going back outside, place the box back in the yard. This will solve the problem

How to introduce my cat to a new kitten?

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We are getting a (male) kitten on friday. How would I go about introducing him to my 3 year old (neutred male) cat. Any advice welcome.
I have got my cat a new scratch post (he loves scratch posts) to give him when the kitten arrives.

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Bring home new kitten in a carrier and set in on the floor for your old cat to see and sniff. This will be your message that you are bringing in a new family member. Next, put them in separate rooms with a closed door between. They will know (at least the older one will) that there is a new cat on the other side. Do this for about 6 hours. Then, open the door a crack and let them sniff eachother. Watch for reactions from your elder one. If all goes well, you can open the door, but be ready to scoop up the little one if the elder attacks. Just be right there for the first few hours til you know the kitten is safe. Pay a great deal of loving attention to your elder cat. He may be jealous. It will help him get through it. Keep this up for days, (or for forever of course if there is indeed ongoing jealousy.) PS Thank you for having a neutered cat. Every one helps keep the overpopulation in check! Good luck

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