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Feline Behaviour

Resolving Feline Behaviour Problems

CAT BEHAVIOUR PROBLEM?

Scroll down to examine two common feline behaviour problems with corresponding treatments.

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Inappropriate Elimination / Feline Marking

Description:

Urination or defecation reliably occurring anyplace other than a litter box.

Treatment:

Treatment may involve management, medication, and/or a behaviour modification program based upon behavioural interruption. Animal Behaviorist Dorothy Litwin BA Hon. offers housecalls and telephone consultations across Canada for canine and feline behaviour problems. Click here for information.


Fears and Phobias

Description:

Active or passive avoidance/escape response reliably elicited by specific objects or events.

Treatment:

Treatment may involve management, counter conditioning, habituation, systematic desensitization, or medication. Animal Behaviorist Dorothy Litwin BA Hon. offers housecalls and telephone consultations across Canada for canine and feline behaviour problems. Click here for information.

Terms:

Habituation: A process whereby reactivity is reduced through gradual, controlled, and purposeful exposure to various stimuli

Counter Conditioning: A process whereby inappropriate responses are replaced with new and desired responses

Systematic Desensitization: A gradual and progressive form of habituation often combined with counter conditioning.<


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