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:


Why Does My Cat Bite Me? And How to Get It to Stop

We love interacting and spending time with our cats whether through petting, holding, playing or training, but what happens when our cat isn’t in the mood, defensive or in pain, and bites us? In this article, we'll explore the answers to the question "why does my cat bite me?" to better understand why cats bite and what to do when...

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How to Walk a Cat on a Leash

How To Walk A Cat On A Leash?

Dogs get to go for walks and explore the world. Why should cats miss out on all the fun? Keep reading to find out how to walk a cat on a leash. Imagine the exhilaration and sensory stimulation your cat will experience while exploring the great outdoors! With the right tips and tricks, you can train your indoor cat to...

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Why Doesn’t My Cat Cover Her Poop? Top 6 Causes Explained

Have you ever come home to find your cat’s poop exposed, unsightly, and smelly? Let’s get the inside scoop about your cat’s uncovered poop! Faeces In Communication Instinctively cats deposit urine and faeces through elimination in quiet, secluded spots where disturbance is minimal. Defecation is the technique your cat uses to eliminate solid wastes, although some cats use defecation as...

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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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How To Get A Cat Into A Carrier: 6 Steps For Success

Are you dreading taking your cat to the vet since you’re traumatized from placing your cat into a carrier? Most cat parents keep the carrier well hidden away assuming the cat hates it. However, that’s not always the case. If you merely use the carrier for trips to the vet or groomer, your cat possibly will have a negative association....

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Why Do Cats Suckle? Top 6 Causes of Suckling in Cats

Kittens have a powerful suckling and kneading reflex which is present from birth in all mammals, but what transpires when suckling and chewing continue into adulthood? Typically, most cats will outgrow suckling behaviour post-weaning, however, certain cats will continue exhibiting this behaviour into adulthood. Suckling later in life is often associated with felines at a higher risk of developing overattachment...

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How To Train Your Cat To Sit: A 10-Step Guide

Training a cat to “Sit” is loads of fun, has many practical benefits and is the base for several cues like Shake Hands, High-Five, Stay and Sit on a Stool. Teaching a cat to “sit” on signal is likewise the foundation for petting, handling, husbandry care practices and a vital cue that might be applied to prevent undesirable behaviours like...

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Which Personality Type Does Your Cat Have?

Cats like humans are extraordinary beings with individual personalities, needs and preferences. It’s important to identify your cat’s temperament as cats with different characters and likings have distinct environmental and social needs required to achieve a superior quality of life. Let’s debunk how many personalities cats have, and which trait does your feline possesses based on recent scientific research. About...

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5 Simple Tips To Keep Cats Off Counters

The kitchen counter is amongst the foremost hazardous places in our home, where we keep food, sharp objects, store electrical appliances, and cook meals on a hot stove. Our cats are instinctively drawn to high places because of their innate climbing and agile nature. Cats feel most safe and secure when spotting, resting, and sleeping from high observation points. Cats,...

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Food Aggression In Cats: What You Need To Know?

Food is a vital resource and a survival mechanism for all species, but what happens when your delightful cat becomes a tiger at mealtimes? Food aggression is common in dogs with minimal occurrences reported in cats. Food aggression in cats manifests as resource guarding and is subtle in most situations, with serious contributions to obesity, heart disease, and other chronic...

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