BEHAVIOR HELP

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Having a behavior issue with your pet? We’ve all been there! After 100+ years and tens of thousands of adoptions, we’ve learned a few things and are happy to share. Browse our library for help with common behavior issues. And, if you’re an adopter, feel free to call our free behavior helpline!

Featured Tips from HSHV's Behavior Specialists

Why do cats purr?

Why do cats purr?

It’s a long contested question, one that we’re getting closer to being able to answer, ...
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Cat got the zoomies? Should you be concerned?

Cat got the zoomies? Should you be concerned?

Most people are familiar with the concept of dog “zoomies,” but it’s not as widely ...
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4 things everyone should consider before adopting a second (or third...) cat

4 things everyone should consider before adopting a second (or third…) cat

Thinking of adding a cat or kitten to your feline crew at home? Here are ...
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When Problems Arise With Your Newly Adopted Cat

When Problems Arise With Your Newly Adopted Cat

It’s not uncommon to see some quirky or concerning behavior not long after bringing your ...
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Tips for Resolving Litterbox Problems

Tips for Resolving Litterbox Problems

Why Do Some Cats Eliminate Outside the Litter Box? Litter box use problems in cats ...
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Cat in suitcase

Choosing a place to board your pet

Choosing a safe and responsible boarding home or facility for your beloved pet is an ...
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Trimming Cat Claws

Trimming Cat Claws

The act of trimming your cat’s nails can seem like a daunting task, but there ...
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rocks

Unusual eating habits in dogs and cats

Dogs and cats will sometimes eat socks, rocks or other objects, which may result in a variety of problems for both you and your pet. Not only can your possessions be destroyed or ...
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kitten with basket

Managing scratching

By nature, cats have a need to scratch objects in their environment. We know that ...
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