Behavioural problems and management:
- Inappropriate elimination/ Toileting problems
- Reactive to other cats/pets
- Anxiety and aggression
- Vocalisation issues
- Crate training
- Obedience and trick training
- Medical behaviours: nail trim, grooming,
worming and medication administration
Do you have a cat who likes to scratch your furniture? Does
your cat drive you crazy meowing? Cats can develop a range of
behavioural problems, just as dogs can. Often owners experience
frustrating issues with their cats but do not seek help as they do not
realise it is available. Cats are very fast learners and incredibly
eager to work, and are able to do just as many behaviours as dogs.
Understanding your cat’s behaviour and body language is essential to solving behaviour problems.
|Mental stimulation can be twice as powerful as exercise for animals.
Several fifteen minute sessions of learning new tricks and behaviours
or problem solving (enrichment or interactive games) can tire a cat out.
Environmental enrichment and play is important to keep your cat happy
and mentally stimulated. Choosing the right toys and equipment can be
hard, but by providing appropriate toys that are long lasting and
puzzles for problem solving can reduce or eliminate many problem
behaviours such as attention seeking, separation anxiety and
scratching. There are many strategies and techniques that can be
implemented to save you the headache of a demanding, furniture
destroying cat who is expressing their boredom.
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