Misbehaving kitty? 6 tips to help your feline friend.

Misbehaving kitty? 6 tips to help your feline friend.

Is your cat acting out?  Any change in behavior can be a sign of stress in our feline friends.  Cats are terrible at hiding their feelings and can act out in a number of ways including but not limited to:

  • Aggression towards you or other animals
  • Inappropriate Urination
  • Inappropriate Defecation
  • Hiding
  • Destructive behavior
  • Vocalization
Hook enjoying his thundershirt.

Hook enjoying his thundershirt.

How can you help??

  1. Always consult your veterinarian to ensure there is not an underlying medical issue.
  2. Management of the situation.  Take a step back; what has changed in your household?  Can you change it back or work slowly to this change?
  3. Pheromones.  Introducing pheromones to your cat can often control many unwanted behaviors.  http://www.feliway.com
  4. Thundershirt – Not just for dogs!
  5. Diets.  Specialized diets directed at managing feline stress are now available.
  6. Managing with medications if recommended by your vet.

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