When we first enter the pet store or pet shelter and see that cute little kitten we have to make it our own. One thing that may not cross our mind is that this cute kitten will become a Cat quit rapidly and his behavior can change.
The key to a good relationship with your cat is understanding a Cat’s behavior so both pet and owner can live in harmony. Cats have always been a popular companion to the family or individual because they are affectionate and want your company and they are very independent at the same time and can look after themselves and adapt to any environment placed in. They are also quiet and don’t require constant attention.
As an owner becomes acquainted with his new cat they will come to understand the cat’s behavior and disposition . Some cats are friendly and easy going all the time, some cat’s behavior includes cuddling and may enjoy being pet by anyone. On the other hand some cat’s behavior can seem deranged and skittish, when one moment they are purring and the next moment they are biting or scratching the hand that feeds them.
It can also be frustrating if the Cat’s behavior includes scratching to the point of shredding personal items or clothing, ruining your belongings by spraying them with urine. Which is a behavior that can be frustrating and maddening due to the hard work it is to get the stench out. (Note: both male and female cats can take to this behavior).
These Cat behaviors can be frustrating and even very sad for the Cat owner because you truly love your cat and want to believe that these behaviors will change. Until finally your frustration and anger with these occurrences results in a permanent trip to the animal shelter for kitty.
Unfortunately this happens more often then we would like to admit and can be very hard on the family and the Cat and can even deter you from adopting another cat for fear that this behavior may happen again. In fact, studies show that more cats die from behavior problems then they do feline disease.
On the bright side of things there are alternatives to getting rid of poor cat behavior. Before you consider taking your cat on the permanent vacation to the pet shelter try getting in touch with your Veterinarian first to receive advice. This is also an opportunity to discover if these problems are caused due to a medical condition, and that is the first question the needs to be answered. Once it has been determined if the behavior is linked to a medical condition or not the Vet can then provide the necessary information to help you and the cat.
Fortunately, today there are drug therapies that can help your cat such as anti-depressants and anti-anxiety. These drugs can help your cat maintain a steady balance in personality while you tackle the behavior problems you have encountered.