Aside from moving where cats are not allowed, or "too many cats," behavior problems are the single-most reason why cats are surrendered to shelters. I've always said, "There are no bad cats, just uneducated owners."
Many "behavior problems" are actually the symptoms of undiagnosed diseases and conditions. An example is FLUTD and/or Cystitis, causing painful blockage of the urethra and/or the bladder. The pain becomes so bad that the cat avoids the litter box as the source of his pain.
Amy Shojai, CABC, former Contributing Writer for About.com Cats, has shared her personal formula for quickly getting to the heart of the problem, so that you can, in most cases, decipher the problem quickly, then take action to help the cat stop this unacceptable behavior.
The 9 Lessons (Delivered Daily)
- What to Expect From This Course
- Introducing New Cats
- Handling Cat Aggression
- Litter Box Etiquette
- Illegal Scratching Behavior
- Scaredy Cats
- Attention Seeking Behavior
- Painful and Harmful Biting and Chewing
- Health-Related Behavior