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24 Jul 2006

Cat behaviour since baby arrived
I have two cats. Since my baby was born, my one kitty has been really seeking attention, doing 'naughty' things that she never did before like ripping toilet paper, tearing books, stealing food off plates, jumping on the dinner table and clawing the furniture. What can I do to firstly make her feel more secure, and secondly to stop doing these things? I don't believe in smacking cats, but moaning at her, or just moving her away from what she is doing doesn't help either. I am making a concerted effort to give her just as much attention as before, if not more but it doesn't seem to help. Her sister is in no way upset about the baby.
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Remote distraction sometimes works with cats that misbehave. For instance you can spray them using a water spray bottle or drop a tin containing pebbles to frighten them away from furniture. Providing a scratching post and toys may also help.
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