Is your cat meowing all night? Leaving a few too many hairballs around the house? Fighting with other cats? Not to worry. Veterinarian Lena C. France has solutions to your most perplexing cat quandaries, from "surprise gifts" to aggressive behavior.
"My cat has a split personality!"
"I love my little kitty, Buddy, but he has two different personalities. Usually he is sweet and docile, but there are times when all he wants to do is attack and bite. I have read and tried everything, from making loud noises to spraying calming scents, but nothing stops him."
—Toni Arnold, 52, Hummelstown, Pa.
Cats such as Buddy have a heightened sense of curiosity. Certain things pique their interest and can snap the cats into a frenzy. Pay attention to what riles Buddy (maybe it's swiping your iPad or opening your blinds), then work to avoid those scenarios. If you can't figure out if anything is flipping his personality switch, consider a pheromone spray, like Sentry Calming spray ($20; petco.com). Still no luck? Try using a laser pointer or a fishing-rod toy to help Buddy expend some of his energy.