Melina Grin

Sydney, Australia Pet Nurture (Self Employed)

Highlights

  • Feline Nursing, Canine & Feline Rehab Therapy, Feline Behaviour

Education

ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing, Karen Pryor Academy Train Your Cat, Fear Free Certified Professional, Physical Therapy (Canine & Feline), Canine Myofunctional Therapist (CMT), Currently studying ISFM Advanced Feline Behaviour for Veterinary Professionals.

Experience

Distinct interest and passion in Small Animal Rehabilitation and Feline Behaviour. Membership Associations: Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA), International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) and Small Animal & Equine Naturopathic Association (SAENA)

About

My cats are my teachers and healers. Dedicated to loving, caring and advocating for cats worldwide!


RECENT ARTICLES:


Pica In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Does your cat display peculiar behaviour like licking or chewing fabric, bags, cables, rubber, plants, straws, cardboard, and household objects? Rest assured you’re not alone, some days our lounge resembles a paper shredding factory, while other periods our blinds have bite mark dents. Don’t even mention plastic bags, they’re the flavour of this month. Cats who obsessively lick, nibble and/or...

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Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs? Top 8 Reasons

Cats can leap up ninefold their height, squeeze through tight openings, and rotate and twist their spine unlike any other animal, which makes them an exceptionally successful predator. Your cat curves its spine daily while scratching plus stretching, but did you know that a feline can arch their back when they’re happy, angry, stressed, frightened or when they’re in pain?...

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8 Most Common Cat Sleeping Positions and What They Really Mean

Cats are absolute sweethearts when they are asleep, even the most mischievous kitties appear like snugly angels when they’re all curled up on the couch or snoozing in the sun. Felines are able to sleep nearly everywhere including in any position, however how and where they snooze isn’t random as it may seem. A cat’s sleeping posture, pattern and location...

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Why Do Cats Like Boxes? 8 Reasons Why!

Do you spoil your cat with endless toys and beds only to discover that the box the item arrived in is more valuable than the gift itself? If so, you’re not alone! Almost all cat owners are familiar with the catchphrase, "If it fits, I sits." Cats have an extraordinary fascination for resting or sleeping in unexpected places and squeezing...

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How To Help Cats Get Along?

Worldwide cat ownership is increasing in popularity and the proportion of multi-cat households is also on the rise. While being a cat parent brings us lots of joy and many benefits, our cats need assistance to help them get along, keep them safe, relaxed, and enriched. A cat is an independent, solitary hunter and is not reliant on social relationships....

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Cat Growling

Dog owners are used to hearing their pup growl from time to time, but did you know that it's not uncommon for cats to growl as well? Cats use a broad range of vocal sounds directed at members of their own species and also humans to convey their emotions and intent. The sounds a cat makes are split into three...

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10 Tips To Train Your Cat To Sleep All Night

Does your cat have an annoying habit of waking you up at night by stepping on your face, pawing at your head, sliding under the covers, meowing, or howling? This can be a real problem. Sleep deprivation caused by pets has both physical and mental effects lasting for weeks or even months. In this article, you'll learn how to get...

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how to stop cats from scratching furniture

How To Stop Cats From Scratching Furniture

In cats, scratching is as natural and normal as sleeping, but without the right training, it can also destroy couches, chairs, and more. Fortunately, you can redirect this behavior and save both the sofa and your bond with your cat. In this article, you'll learn how to stop your cat scratching furniture in a healthy, safe way. Expecting our cat...

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What Does It Mean When a Cat Rubs Against You?

I love when my cat Simba rubs against my leg once I return home from work or when I open his favorite canned food. There’s always the added bonus when he bunts his head against mine in a show of affection. Felines convey how they feel through their behavior and body language, but properly understanding what a cat is trying...

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7 Common Cat Vocalizations And What They Mean

Cats have a diverse vocal range of sounds. In fact they have one of the largest patterns of vocalization of all carnivores, they can express around 100 different phonations as compared to dogs who can only communicate about 10 sounds. Cats communicate between members of their own species and with other species to express how they feel in their own...

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