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Cat Behavior

07/08/2020

Lauren Johnson, DVM
Field Technical Services Veterinarian

Cats by nature have very innate instincts driven towards solitary, territorial, cautious and predatory behaviors. When we ask them to bring these behaviors indoors, our human counterparts sometimes view this as problem behavior and prevent innate activities from occurring indoors. This can result in stress for our feline friends.

According to the ASPCA’s Rehoming Survey1, 42% of cats are rehomed due to problematic behavior. The good news is that we can help with solutions that work to calm and relax our stressed feline companions.

 

References:

  1. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/animal-homelessness/shelter-intake-and-surrender/pet-statistics) [Accessed February 17, 2020]