Cat Behavioural Problems


What to do if your cat has some annoying behaviours.

Below you will find some “bad” behaviour and what you can do to try and change that.

Scratching

cat_scratching_side_of_chairCats like to scratch. They do it to play, stretch, sharpen their claws, and mark their territory. That’s bad news for your furniture, carpets, and drapes. Put different types of scratching posts all over your house. Make sure they are sturdy so they won’t fall over when your cat starts scratching. Then invite your cat to play by rubbing them with catnip or hanging toys on them.

kitty_and_litter_boxAvoids Litter Box

Is your cat boycotting the litter box? Often, it’s because she doesn’t like the litter or just doesn’t like the box. Your best bet? Use unscented litter in an uncovered box, and scoop it at least once a day. Put the box where there’s not a lot of traffic. Try using more than one box and try different litters.

Playing Rough

cat_scratching_womans_faceWhen cats play, sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s a game or real. They pounce, swat, scratch, and bite. And, play scratches and bites still hurt. To channel your cat’s energy, use toys like balls or a fake mouse for batting. A paper bag can give her hours of pouncing fun. And to protect yourself, never encourage a kitten to play with your hands or feet. Nips become bites as a cat grows up.

cat_looking_through_rainy_windowSeparation Anxiety

Cats are very social. They like it when you’re around. When left alone, they might get noisy or spray your house. Try ignoring your cat 15 minutes before you leave and when you get back.  Leave out some of his toys and put them away when you come back. Play with him to burn extra energy so he’ll rest when he’s alone. If you still need more help, talk to me about Homeopathic remedies that could help.

Aggression

angry_cat_with_ears_backIf your cat becomes aggressive, get help right away. Do not go near a cat that’s showing signs like a stiff-legged stance, widened eyes, or growling. Do not touch or approach the cat, even if you have a strong bond. It’s not that your cat is “bad.” It may be fearful or stressed. But safety — for your cat and everyone in your house — comes first, so get professional help. There are several Homeopathic remedies that could help dealing with the causes for aggression by a cat.

cat_licking_clawsObsessive Grooming

Cats groom to look good, and to calm themselves. If they overdo it, it can hurt their skin. Have your vet check for skin problems first. If your cat is grooming too much because of stress, such as a change in routine or a new pet in the house, reassure her by playing with her and helping her feel relaxed. There are also Homeopathic remedies that could help with both stress and skin related issues.

If you have a cat or other animal that has physical or mental issues and you would like to treat your animal in a more natural way, please feel free to contact me per email or call me on 07 5480824 or 021 494898.

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The information contained in this website is not intended to replace guidance from your veterinarian. Bowen Therapy and Homeopathy are complementary to veterinary treatment and the general care of the animal.