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Feature May 2016 Issue

Does Your Cat's Counter Jumping Bug You?

If youd prefer your cat not to pad across the kitchen counters, you can curb the habit by providing more acceptable places for her to jump and get up high.

Does Your Cat's Counter Jumping Bug You?

It seems to be a behavior that elicits mixed responses from cat owners. But the behavior is natural, so its better to work with it than against it. Here's how.

Cats are graceful, sinewy and powerful creatures, and we understandably marvel at their natural athleticism. The feline physique is built of strong hindquarters and a supple spine, which allow them to effortlessly jump horizontally and vertically. Amazingly, a cat is capable of jumping up to five to seven times its own height usually lightning fast and whisper-quiet.

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