Pet cats in the UK live in a range of situations ranging from cats living entirely inside through to semi-feral outside pets in rural areas and city cats with lots other cats in their territory. We also have more and more houses with multiple cats in the same house. Multicast households aren’t always a bad thing but it does add extra stress to cat’s lives.
Due to these stresses it is very common for behavioural issues to arise. But don’t worry there are things we can do about it! Unfortunately we see people who have been living with these issues for a long time. Often unaware that there are any other options. Some of these problems can be life changing for families and are almost always horrible for the cat themselves too. Sometimes it can escalate to the point of the cat being rehomed or even put to sleep due to a potentially treatable issue.
Many behavioural issues can either result in physical changes and symptoms or the behavioural changes themselves can be caused by a medical issue. As a vet Dr Katie can talk through all of these options and treat your cat as a whole including any medical treatment required.