Behavior

Behavior Problems

While you may not currently have the knowledge or skill needed to correct these types of behaviors once they have developed, there are training guidebooks, great websites, and vets available to help you correct these problems. There’s always a reason for a particular behavior. The challenge is to figure out what’s causing it and how to resolve the problem.

Cats are creatures of habit. When they begin to display a new or unwanted behavior there is often a medical reason behind it. If your cat develops some behavior problems such as those listed below, the first thing to do is to take the cat to a Vet to rule out any possible medical reason behind the new behavior. Only once a medical reason is ruled out, you should pursue other options.

Below is a list of the common behavior problems and resources to resolve them.

Aggression

You CAN stop your cat from unwanted aggression toward people or other cats (such as scratching and biting). As with any behavior modification, it takes time and consistent actions – on your part. Below are some steps to get you started.

Read More

Inappropriate Elimination

Most of us know that cats are finicky eaters. But do you know that they can be just as particular about their litter box habits? By reading the resources below, you should be able to keep your kitty from “thinking outside the box.”

Read More

Litterbox Problems

It’s natural for cats to use their litterbox. Cat want to use their litterbox. If a cat is not using the litterbox there is always a reason for it. If you take the time to work with your cat to determine the problem, a solution is usually not far behind.

Read More

Excessive Meowing

Some cats “talk” more than others and they expect us to know what they’re saying. This can be frustrating if the cat is talking at night while you’re trying to sleep, or at some other inopportune time. Below are some resources that might help you better understand what your cat is doing, why, and what you can do about it.

Read More

Scratching

Cats NEED to scratch. It’s normal for cats to scratch objects in their environment. However, there are many products on the market that will allow cats to express their natural scratching behavior but not ruin your furniture. Generally, if you give them a place they can scratch and detour them from scratching where they shouldn’t, everyone should be happy.

Read More

More Behavior Problems

The Cat Resource Center