Meet Louis: A Handsome Devil with Fear Aggression

Meet Louis: A Handsome Devil with Fear Aggression

One of the great things about the cat behavior community is that other behaviorists seem to support each other through promotion and sometimes, through the referral of clients. I was fortunate to be introduced to Sally and her cat, Louis, through The Contented Cat, who specializes in animal reiki. Louis is a handsome 6-year-old cat who was raised by Sally's daughters, who got him when he was a kitten. Up until a couple of years ago, Louis was friendly to everyone - he'd never met a stranger, and was affectionate and gentle with everyone who crossed his path.

Daisy and Peaches: A Tale of Two Kitties…And Stress-Related Litterbox Issues!

Daisy and Peaches: A Tale of Two Kitties…And Stress-Related Litterbox Issues!

I'd like you to meet Daisy and Peaches, two of my clients who were introduced to me by their guardian, Dorothy. Dorothy originally contacted me because both of these kitties were pooping and peeing outside of their litterboxes. However, after talking with Dorothy about these cats' history, behavior, and interactions, I decided there was more going on here than just a case of the litterbox blues. We had a relationship problem and a stress-related litterbox issue on our hands!

Chester: A Little Cat with BIG Cat Aggression!

Chester: A Little Cat with BIG Cat Aggression!

For today's post, I thought I'd share with you a case I'm currently working on. Cate contacted me about her year-old cat Chester, a Siamese-mix, who is exhibiting cat aggression. She has had Chester since he was just shy of two weeks old, which is a critical time when kittens need to be with their mothers. And unfortunately, many cats (especially males) who are separated from their moms too early start exhibiting aggressive behavior, just like Chester did. Chester would attack hands, feet, and bite them, which was obviously no good!