Cat behaviour problems are a lot more common than most people
think and quite often the reason behind people surrendering their cats or kittens to animal welfare
Cats are a totally different animal to a dog and tend to be more independent and
harder to train than a dog, but fortunately there is nearly always a solution.
As long as you are patient and prepared to do the work you will get results. The
longer cat owners ignore or leave these behavioural problems the harder they are to correct and that's
when frustration sets in.
It's going to take consistent effort on the cat owner’s part and the use of the
right techniques to get a cat to behave as expected.
Find the right information or an expert.
Getting the right information from a reliable
source like a vet or a animal behaviour expert will go a long way towards eliminating the frustration that is
involved in attempting to train or retrain a cat, and will help you to get the desired results as fast as
Not only will you be happier and have a happier household, but your cat will also have a happier life as
Observe what is going on in the cat or kittens
Common behavioural problems can be anything from
urinating inside the house, scratching furniture to aggressive action towards you, other animals and even other
Urinating and aggressive behaviour can often be associated with your cat feeling
insecure about itself and its surroundings, look for any changes that have occurred that could make the cat feel
threatened or insecure.
Desexing your cat.
Are your cats desexed? Quite often desexing
can eliminate aggressive and unacceptable behaviour especially in male cats who no longer find the need to wander
or mark out their territory.
Sometimes it can be a jealousy problem if there is only one pet and then another
one is bought into the family the cat with the problem may feel like it is not wanted and feel like it's not
getting enough attention.
Moving house and a change of location can affect the stress levels of people and
the same can happen to cats, so any major changes in their environment can have a marked effect on the way they
behave and extra "one on one" quality time will need to be spent on them to ensure that they feel safe and
Finally any changes in the cat’s routine will
almost always instigate changes in their behaviour so we need to be sensitive to this and help the cat or the
kitten to adjust to different environment or circumstances.
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