Cat Behavioural Problems

Although we, as pet owners, want animals to become part of the family, this is not always without problems. Just as communication differences between humans can lead to tension between family members, your pet may ‘misbehave’ because they are trying to tell you something. It is important to remember that our pets are not the same species as us and sometimes we don’t understand each other.

The most important part of treating any behavioural problem is working out what your pet needs to be happy and how, within reason, you can provide this for them. A lot of behaviours that we dislike in our pets are natural and normal for that species (for example catching rodents). Most people accept these behaviours in moderate amounts but problems arise when they become excessive.

Behaviour Advice and Consultations

If your pet does things that you are not happy about then it is important to seek advice before it causes a deterioration in your relationship with them.

One of our nurses is a qualified behaviourist and special consultations can be arranged with her for assessment and suggestions. If you have questions that you don’t feel necessitate a full behaviour consultation our nurses are happy to give advice.

Common Problems

Below are lists of problems that people often ask about, so if they sound familiar don’t despair. There are many people having the same experiences and help is only a phone call away.

  • Urinating in the house
  • Aggression
  • Scratching furniture/carpets

If you have a pet that is showing any of these, or different behavioural problems, please contact us so we can help you and your pet.