Cat Behaviour Problems

cat behaviour

We all know that cats train us (!)

but they can still suffer from fear, anxiety, and frustrations that negatively affect their welfare, and which can result in behaviours that are undesirable to us.

As a veterinary behaviourist, it’s my job to figure out what the emotional motivations behind these behaviours are, and then, in conjunction with you, put together a behaviour modification programme that will hopefully help improve the situation for both your cat and for you. 

Some cat behaviour issues I can help you with include:

  • Aggression between household cats

  • Aggression towards people

  • House soiling (urinating or defecating outside of litter box)

  • Urine spraying

  • Fear or anxiety, including those related to handling, grooming, veterinary visits

  • Separation anxiety

  • Scratching in undesirable locations

  • Excessive vocalization

  • Over-grooming

  • Repetitive behaviours

  • Obesity

  • Cognitive decline and other age-related problems

  • Pica (ingestion of non-food substances)

In conjunction with your primary care vet, I can also help assess the effect of any medical conditions on your cat’s behaviour, and advise on any behavioural medications that may be required to improve the outcome for you and your cat.

I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.