Feline Advisory Service

Common Feline Problems:

 aggressive cat

Urination and/or defecation around the home
Excessive marking behaviours including scenting and scratching
Aggression towards owners
Aggression within multi-cat households
Fearful behaviour towards people or other pets
Introducing another pet to home
Compulsive behaviours such as over-grooming or licking and chewing wool

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cat clawAs with all behavioural problems, you should seek veterinary advice before contacting a behaviourist. Many forms of feline behaviour problem are actually related to physical disorders. Once treated, many of these will disappear or at least be reduced, allowing behaviour modification to be successful.

If your cat is developing problem behaviour ask yourself if your cat's lifestyle is satisfactory. Does it have adequate access and opportunity to express normal feline instincts? Our living arrangements often make this difficult to obtain. We often live near busy roads so wish to keep our pets safe as house-cats. This can bring other problems and frustration and lack of stimulation may cause undesirable behaviours to occur.

When cats do have access outside they can also run into problems. The number of cats in a neighbourhood is out of your control and this may mean that many cats have to share the same territories. This can cause extreme stress responses, especially when there is a lack of hiding places or when all the cats are put out at the same time.

Often, we develop such a love for cats that we obtain several of them, perhaps of the same breed but often simply due to a desire to help rescue cats from shelters. By doing so, often we bring together individuals who would normally never live within the same area. This can lead to kitten upsetanxiety and aggression. Spraying problems are more common in multi-cat households and the home itself may not provide ample space for the cats to live happily together.

Introducing new cats can be difficult but by thinking it through and considering the age, sex, the number of cats already present, the personality types present, and the space available, you can make an informed decision.

Contact Claire today and find out how she can help and advise you with your cat's problems.