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 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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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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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 Does My Cat Follow Me To The Bathroom?

The domestic cat has transformed from a solitary species who regarded humans as their enemy 10,000 years ago to one that forms social and amicable relationships with people. These days, the foremost important things for pet cats are social relationships with their owners and their core territory. Connections with other cats have lower priority since many littermates are separated from...

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5 Visual Signs Of A Stressed Cat And How To Help

Stress is something we deal with on daily basis and most people know the negative impact of prolonged periods of stress it has on our lives, but did you realize that your cat could similarly be stricken by stress? Let’s discuss what can cause cat stress in the modern world and why it’s important to pay attention to subtle behavioural...

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