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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:


Single Kitten Syndrome: What Is It?

Will adopting one and only kitten guarantee loneliness and a poorly behaved kitty? “Single kitten syndrome” has really intrigued me since it’s something I haven’t encountered during my practice in feline behaviour, so I decided to do some research into “single kitten and littermate syndrome in cats” which yielded interesting results, however not from the scientific community. Since cats are...

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How To Train Your Cat Not To Bite

Cats are territorial species born with sharp teeth and talons designed to hunt, catch prey and protect their domain. When a cat is fearful, defensive, aroused, or stressed, it can transform from a loving pussycat to a ‘panther’ in a matter of seconds biting and clawing their way out of a situation. Training a cat to not bite is challenging,...

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Why Do Cats Eat Human Hair?

Cats can display quirky behaviors that often make no sense to us humans. If your cat likes to eat human hair from time to time, most likely yours, then you have found one of the stranger feline behaviors. Although domestic cats and wild felines naturally exhibit allogrooming (mutual grooming), eating human hair may be associated with either a feeling of...

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Cat Love Bites: 5 Reasons Why They Do It & How To Respond

Does your snuggly kitty like to nibble on your hands at times? Cat "love bites" mean no harm, and they can be indicative of affection, overstimulation, style of play, or even frustration. If you dislike love nibbles or find them annoying, figuring out the motive behind the behavior can help to prevent it.   Let’s learn why cats feel the...

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Why Do Cats Sit On Your Chest? 10 Reasons Why!

There’s nothing more gratifying to a cat owner than a fluffy furball sitting or snuggling up on their chest purring loudly, some cats may even start kneading a caregiver’s torso with contentment. Sitting or sleeping on top of your upper body is a common phenomenon in both the canine and feline world, mostly it conveys intimacy, love along with a...

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What Scents Do Cats Hate? This List Might Surprise You

Unlike people, who are highly visual creatures, cats experience the world through smell. Domestic cats use olfactory and chemical information to evaluate the security and familiarity of their surroundings and decipher whether people, objects, and food are safe. Cats are curious, and instinctive hunters can detect odors miles away. Knowing which scents your cat hates can aid their survival and...

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6 Common Reasons Why Cats Pee Outside The Litter Box

Are you frustrated, losing sleep, and thinking of giving your cat away because he or she is peeing outside of the litter box? You are not alone! House soiling outside the litter box is one of the most widespread behaviour problems cats exhibit, yet it is one of the last problems cat owners seek professional help for. Instead, cat parents...

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10 Causes Of Aggression In Cats And How To Help

Aggression in cats is a major problem that can result in injury to humans and pets. Although feline aggression towards humans isn’t frequently reported as dog attacks, it’s a significant challenge for cat owners, a public health concern, and an issue that, unfortunately, often leads to relinquishment. Let’s reshape our thoughts on aggression and decode what motivates cats as species...

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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! Feces In Communication Instinctively cats deposit urine and feces 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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11 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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