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Scientists have named the main reasons why cats pee past the tray

“Cats feel most comfortable when there is consistency in the house. When things aren't going the way they should be, cats can express their anxiety by urinating outside the litter box,” said Cat Behavior Solutions expert Molly DeVoss.

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Why is my Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?

“Once a cat is reliably going in the litter, then any change in that behavior indicates an issue,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training specialist who runs the nonprofit Cat Behavior Solutions, tells Inverse.

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Molly DeVoss with Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss cats and Vitakraft cat treats as the perfect training tool

Molly DeVoss, Certified Feline Training and behavior specialist will chat with jon and Talkin' Pets 5/14/22 at 630pm ET to discuss cats and VitaKraft cat treats as the perfect training tool 

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50 Hilariously Spot-On Tweets About Life With Cats And Dogs

...to find out more about what to expect from cats, Bored Panda spoke with Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions agency, who shared some illuminating insights into the complex feline mind.

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The Surprising Reasons Your Cat Feels Anxiety

“Some cats become very destructive when their owners are not around.” — Molly DeVoss, feline training and behavior specialist.

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Should You Take Your Cat on Walks? Pet Experts Reveal the Complicated Answer

Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs the nonprofit Cat Behavior Solutions, tells Inverse the mental benefits cats get from daily exercise are even more important than physical exertion. “Cats have an evolutionary advantage of a high metabolism that even burns calories as they are lounging around, but they do need daily activity,” DeVoss says.

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Why do cats sleep so much? Pet Experts have the answer

Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs the nonprofit Cat Behavior Solutions, tells Inverse: “Unlike us, [cats] get that sleep in the form of short ‘cat naps’ throughout the day; they typically don’t sleep in big chunks of time.”

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9 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds Who Will Always Be By Your Side (and in Your Lap)

While cats of the same breed have similar parentage and therefore share common physical and personality traits, every cat is different. Kittens begin developing behavior between 3 to 7 weeks old, building a foundation for the rest of their lives, says Molly DeVoss, CFTBS, CCBC, CRM, FFCP, a certified feline training and behavior specialist for her nonprofit Cat Behavior Solutions.

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PET CHAT PODCAST INTERVIEWS MOLLY DEVOSS

Molly Devoss is the guest this weekend on the Pet Chat podcast on Santa Fe New Mexican. "Molly DeVoss is a fear-free certified trainer who works with cat owners and veterinarians to reduce the stress animals often feel when going to veterinary visits. She will share tips on how to get a cat into a cat carrier."

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DOES MY CAT THINK I’M JUST A BIGGER CAT? IT’S COMPLICATED

“It is thought that cats perceive us humans as bigger versions of themselves,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs the nonprofit Cat Behavior Solutions, tells Inverse.

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This Is Why Your Cat Sleeps With You

According to Molly DeVoss, the host of Cat Talk Radio, scent is the most important receptor for how a cat interacts with the world. “Cats use scent to bond with members of the family — both humans and feline — by creating a community scent, which is layered individual scents of each member. By sleeping with you,” DeVoss told me, “they are creating a community scent and bonding with you.”

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Boyfriend Lists All The Disgusting Things His GF Does With Her Cat, Gets An Instant ‘Okay, Bye’

“It turns out, the feline behaviorist has lots of personal experience in this and she shared it with us. “I love it when my cat, Pico, chooses to sleep with me, but not everyone shares those same thoughts. I once dated a guy …”

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100 Pics That Sum Up What Christmas With Pets Looks Like

Bored Panda: We asked Molly about what all fellow cat owners should know about getting into the Christmas spirit with their furry friends. “As we rejoice in the season, our cats share that exuberance with us. Because cats are very sensitive creatures, they also notice when we are feeling down, so try to keep your chin up during this challenging year—if not for yourself, then for your cat,” Molly said.

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Why Doesn’t My Cat Like Me? Six Ways To Put Your Pet At Ease

“A cat’s affection towards a human is really a sign of deep trust,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions, tells Inverse.

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Kitty, Why? What are cats thinking? Experts explain 4 communication signals

“The cat’s tail and eyes are probably the two most communicative body parts,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions, tells Inverse.

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95 Times Cat Owners Got Fascinated By Their ‘Teefies’ (New Pics)

A look at cat teefies!

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Got A Bad Cat & Seeking A Psychic?

Alternative to Cat Psychics

While I personally don’t have experience using a cat swami, I’ve found that there are other options. Cats are smarter than you think. According to Molly DeVoss, a cat behavior specialist. “Cats are keenly aware of cause and effect and seemingly know instinctively how to push our buttons; they are masters of manipulation.”

Molly DeVoss at Cat Behavior Solutions

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Cat Scratching Q&A: Explanations and Solutions to Protect Your Home

Will my cat stop scratching my furniture if I shout its name?

It is highly unlikely that your cat will stop scratching your furniture if you yell its name – or obscenities, or any other words. Cats need to scratch for territorial marking with the scent glands between their toes, for a backstretch, and for a nail trim. Studies show that scratching is more frequent in multi-cat homes. Yelling at your cat will only frighten it and cause relationship erosion. Be sure to provide your cat with a variety of appropriate scratching devices that have different textures and are both horizontal and vertical. Molly DeVoss at Cat Behavior Solutions

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Vegan Stepdaughter Makes A Scene After Parents Refuse To Change Their Cat’s Diet To Vegan

“I can appreciate a vegan wanting to feed their pets the same diet because they are sensitive to animal welfare—so am I,” she said and added: “But our homo sapiens species’ nutritional needs are much different than felines’. Humans are omnivores and felines are obligate carnivores.” That means that “cats require a diet that depends entirely on meat,” Molly said. “There are many other obligate carnivore species, such as dolphins, seals, eagles and walruses.” Moreover, your cat gets essential fatty acids from meat not found in vegetables, said Molly.

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50 Spoiled Cats That Probably Live Better Than You (New Pics)

“It’s great to pay attention to your cat, but spoiling can be detrimental,” Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions agency, told Bored Panda in an interview via email. Molly says there are two types of spoiling: “indulging their species’ needs and indulging in human spoiling.”

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30 Useful And Lesser-Known Pet Care Tips By This Vet

"So to find what to snatch and what to pass on in pet stores for the safety of our beloved four-legged friends, Bored Panda talked to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions agency."

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Moving With Pets? We Have the Experts’ Advice to Do It Properly

Cats are particularly stressed during moves because they are such territorial creatures who form strong bonds and attachments to their homes. Cats like routine and predictability, and their stuff starts disappearing and moving around, they get very anxious. Stress can lead to health and behavioral issues; therefore, it’s important to mitigate those effects before, during, and after your move.

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Growing Up “From Kitten To Cat”

Bored Panda talked to  Molly DeVoss and she said that her cat passed last year and she got a new kitten in June of last year, so 10 months later he seems huge to her – and he still has growing to do!

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40 “My Cat, Not My Home” And “My Home, Not My Cat” Tweets About Cats

A surprisingly huge number of people have reported unknown cats slinking about their homes…Molly explained that “Cats are natural explorers and might wander into a different home looking for better food, a soft place to sleep, or hoping for some attention…

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40 Of The Best “Dog People Vs. Cat People” Tweets

"So in order to find out what a person who spends more time with felines than many of us in lockdown spend with other human beings has to say on the discussion, we reached out to Molly DeVoss..."

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People Are Posting Their “Shoulder Animals”, And Here Are 50 Of The Cutest Ones

To find out just why exactly some cats are really into shoulder perching, Bored Panda reached out to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training & behavior specialist, who runs Cat Behavior Solutions consulting agency. Molly told us that cats like to be in high places and close to the scent of their owners, so “shoulder perching is a natural behavior that accomplishes both.” Read more…

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Adoption during Pandemic Requires More Education: A Cat Specialist’s Advice

Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with Cat Talk Radio Host and Cat Behaviorist Molly DeVoss about the things most people don't know about cats before adopting which can make all the difference between how a cat settles into its new home and explains a lot about why cats behave the way they do. 

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Helping Shelter Cats with Donations… It's a treat!

Cats need a lot of support – especially when they’re waiting to be adopted at an animal shelter... Cat Behavior Expert, Molly DeVoss, Executive Director of Cat Behavior Solutions, says there’s a few things to be aware of when donating; a lot of shelters buy their supplies in bulk and may have food contracts, so donating things like food or litter isn’t ideal.

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Cat Scratching Q&A: Explanations and Solutions to Protect Your Home

For cats, scratching is one of their primal, instinctual urges, and it is not just a kitten behavior; it’s something felines do their whole lives. As a cat parent, you love your furry friend to pieces, but those cutting claws can shred your fine furniture and make you lose your patience.

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This Cat’s Facial Markings Make It Look Super Sad

"Bored Panda spoke to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training & behavior specialist at Cat Behavior Solutions, who told us about felines with human-like facial features. Our fascination with these cats comes down to the fact that we tend to anthropomorphize cats. 'The truth is, it is easier for us to relate to them if we can imagine their feelings are similar to ours.' That’s how the grumpy cat becomes “cute,” just like a 'grumpy old man.'"

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"Bored Panda contacted Molly DeVoss, a feline training and behavior specialist at Cat Behavior Solutions, to find out more about the reason why cats love stealing dog beds. Molly explained that often it’s because cats are trying to layer scents with the dog to build a community scent at home. “Your home is their territory, and they feel more comfortable in places that smell like them,” said Molly."

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We had the good fortune of connecting with Molly DeVoss and we’ve shared our conversation below.

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Mark McNease Interviews Molly on "One Thing or Another"

Cat behavior specialist, Molly DeVoss, returns to the podcast this week to talk about the effects of stay-at-home orders and physical distancing on animals and shelters across the country. We also revisit some advice on adjusting cat behaviors and making sure our homes are well-adjusted for every member of our family, those of us with two legs and those of us with four.

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LGBTSr Podcast Pick:
Cat Talk Radio with Molly DeVoss and Dewey

A new feature here at LGBTSR, for those who like to listen in: a regular Podcast Pick. This week I’m recommending Cat Talk Radio, with cat behaviorist Molly DeVoss and co-host Dewey. I met Molly through a friend when we’d adopted our cat Wilma from the Bucks County SPCA. 

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"Top 12 Extraordinary Cat Behaviorists" by CatPet Club

I am honored to be counted among these experts. Thank you very much CatPet Club for including our organization. 

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Your Pet Magazine - Cat Communication - What is your cat trying to tell you?

Article written by Molly DeVoss

Communication is important for every relationship; without an understanding of what someone is trying to tell you, we are left
to assume intentions. We know how dangerous that is in human relationships, and it can also be detrimental to the bond you have with your cat.

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Interview with Korean search engine, Naver.com

Molly was approached by Korean search engine, Naver.com, and asked to give an interview of all she does to help save cats. 

South Korea’s largest search engine, Naver, handling 75% of all web searches in South Korea, has over 42 million enrolled users. More than 25 million Koreans have Naver as the start page on their default browser and mobile application with over 28 million daily visitors. It is referred to as “the Google of South Korea”.

Click Here for the English translation of the interview. 

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Cat Writers' Association, Inc.

Special Award #02

ALL Cats Big & Small Award

"Ms. DeVoss' piece focuses on challenges of the senior cat in the shelter environment. Her sensitivity in highlighting the medical, nutritional, behavioral and enrichment needs of these deserving geriatric shelter residents opens the reader's eyes to life from the aging cat's point of view. the awareness Ms. DeVoss brings to the geriatric shelter cat's needs will create positive and meaningful change." Dr. Liz Bales, Judge

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Feline Paw Foundation's "Kittens, Cats and Cowboy Hats" Cat Show

Molly DeVoss spoke at “Kittens, Cats and Cowboy Hats Cat Show” on April 13 and 14th in Mesquite, Texas. In the Education Ring she presented “Bad Cat to Good Cat: 5 Reasons Cats Develop Behavior Issues and the Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Punishment” and “Bad Cat to Good Cat: The Big 3 – Pee/Poop, Blood & Guts, and Destruction – How to stop and prevent these unwanted behaviors.” 

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LGBTSR Aged to Perfection features Cat Talk Radio and

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It’s a Cat’s World with Molly DeVoss and ‘Cat Talk Radio'

We’re cat lovers and several months ago, after adopting a cat with some behavior issues, I was connected to Molly DeVoss, of Cat Behavior Solutions. Her advice was essential in resolving the problems, and today we have two great girls, Wilma and Peanut, who brighten our lives and each other’s. Molly knows her stuff!

Kitty Confidential Purrfect Environment

Your Pet Magazine

Creating the Purrfect

Cat Environment

Article written by Molly DeVoss

Science has proven that stress is one of the most powerful experiences to influence our mental health and disease. the same is true for your cat. If an animal cannot participate in behaviors it is highly motivated to perform, frustration and chronic stress can be produced. 

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One Thing or Another Podcast: An Interview with

Molly DeVoss

This week’s interview sheds light on an animal many of us share our lives with and many others consider mysterious: the cat. Having recently adopted a new one named Wilma who came from a hoarder situation, I found myself in need of help and was fortunate enough to be put in touch with Molly DeVoss. The results have been amazing. 

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Special Challenges of Senior Cats in Shelters - IAABC 

HOW DO SENIOR CATS END UP IN SHELTERS?

For over a decade, I have volunteered in the cat areas at Dallas Animal Services (DAS), a municipal shelter which has the fifth highest intake volume of animals in the United States. I routinely see senior cats on their rescue list. In some cases, the shelter will allow adoption...

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"My Cat From Heaven" on Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" Season 10 Episode 1

With his cat guardian Molly by his side, Tabasco helps neglected cats and kittens get new homes, while celebrity cats Cole and Marmalade use their popularity to raise awareness for a greater cause.

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Your Pet Magazine

Secrets Your Cat Wants to Know!

Article written by Molly DeVoss

Your kitty has a killer instinct, and playtime should be all about hunting prey! One of the most important things you can do to appeal to kitty’s natural instincts is simulating a good hunt

with Prey Play. Good for mental and physical health, Prey Play also...

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Don't give up on your crazy cat: How to get better behavior from your feline

We've all heard that it's a cat's world and we're just living in it. For people dealing with annoying or destructive behavior from their beloved pets, there's more than a little truth to that. Molly DeVoss, a Dallas Animal Services volunteer and cat whisperer, is on a mission...

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Meet Molly DeVoss of Cat Behavior Solutions 

Molly, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death in cats in the U.S. and I’m trying to reduce that, one behavior at a time. 

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Queen Slivy

Radio Show

Check out The Cat Whisperer Molly DeVoss and Dog Training Specialist Sarah Lowell on The Queen Silvy Show (8/7/18) 

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Dallas Morning News

This Cat Whisperer has devoted a decade of...

The biggest emergency of Molly DeVoss' regular 11 hours of weekend work at the Dallas animal shelter came late Sunday afternoon... 

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Colorado cat missing for 10 months rescued from hole more than 790 miles in Dallas

A missing cat was found 800 miles from his Denver home inside a 25-foot-hole in Dallas.

According to a post from the city of Dallas, Harvey vanished from his home in June. Almost 10 months later, he was discovered caked in mud inside a 25-foot-hole at a construction site in Highland Park. 

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Love, kindness, and plenty of patience change the world for a very special cat

On Saturday, June 25th, someone abandoned a small, sweet, flame point Siamese mix in the night drop at Dallas Animal Services. She was friendly, but also understandably nervous. She was also paralyzed from the waist down.