Thats the poop scoop from cat expert Tracie Hotchner, who has written The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You To Know (Gotham), a book with essential tips about cats.
Hotchner says one of the crappiest misconceptions about feline friends is that they seek revenge on their owners in stinky ways, like pooping in places other than their litter boxes.
Says Hotchner: Cats dont get mad or seek revenge on their owners those are human emotions. If your cat poops on your carpet, its not because hes mad at you, its because his litter box isnt clean. Cats are very finicky, clean animals. If their bathroom is gross, theyll just find somewhere else to go. Its natural.
Along with fresh kitty litter, Hotchner says theres another loving gesture you can practice with your cat that may prevent smelly surprises.
She explains, A cat kiss is where you slowly blink to your cat from across the room to show your love. The cat will usually mimic the kiss back and feel very soothed by the interaction. They will behave after that.
The Cat Bible hits shelves this Thursday (Oct. 18).
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