If they are scratching or have irritated skin, your cats need you to bring this problem under control because it can become a much larger problem if you do not. Even clean cats can end up with fleas. All it takes is a stray animal to come close enough to the cat. Or, the cat can pick them up outdoors as well. Arnold Plotnick, who developed a senior wellness program to address the special needs of aging cats at his veterinary clinic, Manhattan Cat Specialists in New York City. Owners of senior cats can help their aging felines maintain an ideal body weight throughout the senior lifestage by feeding a diet that addresses their unique nutritional needs. Cats usually take care of their own grooming so the owner need not worry about this aspect. Cats like to clean themselves using their rough tongue. Although, the owner can help comb his cat when the breed has long hair. When the cat stops grooming itself, then that is the time that the owner should worry. Make the introduction, slowly, bit by bit, it is a good idea to let your existing cat sniff your new kitten's blanket a few times before they actually meet. Make the initial periods of contact short. Gradually increase the time that they spend together as they get used to one another. It is not unusual for there to be a few spats in these first meetings, so do not leave them alone together until they get on. This means you won t have to deal with messy traps or dangerous poisons around your home. Many cat owners claim they haven t come across a mouse in their home for years with this line of defense. Cats are very precious and beautiful animals as well. They have a gentle hum to them that can be relaxing for humans. When teaching a kitten only do it for half hour a day and only repeat a few times. As an annoyed kitten will not learn anything. If you are forbidding something, be consistent. Don t change your mind, and stick to the same command. If you ve caught your cat doing something bad, give it a quick squirt of water from a plant sprayer.