There are several things that can be done to repel cats from various environments like ponds or gardens. IMustGarden.com suggests that planting plastic forks or Popsicle sticks about 7 inches apart in a garden bed can repel cats and keep the animals from digging in the garden.Continue Reading
If you are trying to keep a cat away from a body of water, IMustGarden recommends covering the surface of the water with netting. For gardens, spraying the garden with a solution, like I Must Garden Dog and Cat Repellent, can keep cats away from the garden as well. The spray contains botanical oils, and cats don't care for the scent of the oils.
Planting flowers like rue can also repel cats. Rue is a woody perennial plant that grows to be about 3 inches high and wide. The plants can grow in poor soil and will prevent cats from ruining the other plants in the garden. Leaves of the rue can also be sprinkled around the garden bed to keep cats away.Learn more about Cats
Both male and female cats spray urine as a way of marking their territories. Spraying is most common in cats who are not neutered and in households with many cats.Full Answer >
A cat trap system is easy to set up, reusable and doesn't harm cats in any way. To build a cat trap you need a milk crate, a piece of wire or string, a stick and something to use as bait. It should take only a few minutes to set up.Full Answer >
While there is no concrete neurological reason for why cats react the way they do to catnip, researchers find that catnip mimics pheromones that stimulate receptors in the brain, according to the Humane Society. The oil in catnip called nepetalactone is what causes this effect on cats.Full Answer >
Though the stereotype of feeding cats a saucer of milk may have influenced the way some humans feed the cats they encounter, adult cats actually cannot properly digest the lactose in dairy products such as milk and cream, making it a bad idea to let an adult cat drink milk. Not only will this lactose intolerance likely cause some discomfort for the cat, but it will also most likely result in diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms of an upset stomach, which can be unpleasant to clean up. However, even though adult cats are lactose intolerant, this doesn't stop the furry felines from wanting to drink milk, so it is best for cat owners to make sure their pets don't have access to it.Full Answer >