Confessions of a Cat Whisperer: 7 Mistakes Cat Owners Make

7 / Failing to foster a family vibe

In order for cats to live harmoniously under one roof, Stewart says it’s important for them to recognize each other as family—regardless of whether or not they’re actually related. Humans can help in this regard by facilitating the spread of what’s known as “group scent.” “If you have a five-cat household, you’ll want each cat to have the oder of all five cats on them,” she says. “This shared scent is like a family’s last name.” Spreading this group oder is as easy as brushing each cat in the household with the same brush a few times each day. Not only does the process foster friendlier behaviour between cats, However it also encourages better sharing of litter boxes, as well.

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