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8 Tricks to Help Your Cat and Dog to Get Along

by cosmic-ape-man. When people aren’t debating whether cats or dogs are more intelligent, they’re equating them as mortal foes. That’s a stereotype that both cat expert Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and certified dog trainer Zoe Sandor want to break. Typically, cats are aloof and easily startled, while dogs are gregarious and territorial. This doesn't mean, however, that they can't share the same space—they're just going to need your help. “If cats and dogs are brought up together in a positive, loving, encouraging environment, they’re going to be friends,” Galaxy tells Mental Floss. “Or at the very least, they’ll tolerate each other.”The duo has teamed up to host a new Animal Planet series, Cat...

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Which Personality Describes Your Cat?

By cosmic-ape-man. Every cat is an individual, just like people and snowakes. Jackson Galaxy strives for every cat to be a Mojito Cat, but what kind of personality does your cat have? Watch the video above to find out! What is cat mojo? – What motivates all cats. Cats need to own their territory. If they don’t own their territory, bad things will happen to them or to you. 1. Mojito cat – If they were a person, they would open the door with a tray of mojitos and say “Welcome to my house. Come on in, I’ll give you a tour”. This is the cat who walks in chest held high, tail in that backwards question mark, everything relaxed, comes up...

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How To Stop Your Cats From Scratching Furniture

How To Stop Your Cats From Scratching Furniture? by cosmic-ape-man There are so many things you can do to protect against sharp claws instead of the cruel and painful procedure of declawing. Jackson Galaxy lists some of the ways to keep everyone happy.  Scratching is a necessity for cats. It's not a luxury. Cats need to, first of all, exercise the top part of their body. It's a nice way to grab something and pull down and get that exercise. Also, it's a really important part of marking territory. Cats need to own places. If they don't own places, they become very, very insecure and anxious, and they act out in other ways. If it is necessary, if cats do need...

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Train Your Cat to Let You Sleep

By cosmic-ape-man The answer to your nighttime prayers is here — Jackson Galaxy is explaining exactly what you have to do to ensure a good night's sleep, no matter what your cat does about it.  Cats are nocturnal. It is normal for them to be active at night. If you find this annoying, rather than punish your cat for following her natural activity schedule, train her to shift her active phase to earlier in the evening or later in the morning. WHO'S TRAINING WHO? The first rule of treating this behavior problem is not to make matters worse. One reason your cat is acting this way is because you are allowing him to. Some owners actually get up and play with...

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