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Aggressive Cat Behavior

Aggressive cat behavior is among the most challenging to owners. “I have a very very very angry cat,” some clients tell me. “I have a mean cat,” say others, or “a mad cat.” But whether you have a scratching cat or a biting cat, an “attack cat” or your cat attacks a baby, we can help. The first key is to determine what kind of aggression your cat is displaying. Many types of feline aggression are normal, but all can be modified, with the right expertise. If your cat is attacking you or other humans, or you want to learn how to prevent misplaced aggression, read on. (is your cat fighting other cats?)

Solving Cat Aggression Issues Scientifically

To achieve behavior results that are lasting, it’s necessary to work with an experienced cat behaviorist, but most importantly, one with formal study in animal behavior that can apply the sciences of genetics, animal psychology, biology, physiology, learning and memory to effectively eliminate a cat’s aggression issue. 

Award-winning Cat Behaviorist and New York Times Acclaimed Feline Behavior Science Author Mieshelle Nagelschneider studied animal behavior at Oxford University, and The Royal School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

 The Clinic Goes Beyond the Obvious Behavior Strategies and Facts During the Aggression Behavior Consultation Program.  Mieshelle has lectured at the international level at education conventions for veterinarians, the Humane Society/SPCA on this very common, yet very complex, behavior issue.

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Cat Fighting is a Very Solvable Issue

Read our clients’ 268 success stories and see why the Clinic is a smart choice for solving an aggression behavior issue now.  The Cat Behavior Clinic is also the home of The Nagelschneider Method™, a way of reintroducing cats who’ve gotten off on the wrong foot (or cats the will only tolerate each other), but this is just one part of a much more involved feline aggression behavior plan. The strategy was pioneered by Clinic Founder and Senior Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider.  This breakthrough method of getting unfriendly cats to curl up next to one another again has been life changing for thousands of cats.

Learn How to Solve Feline Aggression in several of Mieshelle’s books and National Geographic documentaries and published works.

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To Solve a Cat’s Aggression Issue You Must Learn:
  • why punishment and reprimands don’t work, could make aggression worse or cause new behavior issues, and will ruin the bond between yourself and your cat.
  • how to apply non-aversive and positive behavior modification methods to eliminate or manage aggressive behaviors
  • how to rule out possible medical causes (which can mean working with your vet) — and cure the behavioral issue even after the medical cause has been treated
  • how to identify which form of aggression your cat is exhibiting: play, predatory, maternal, or petting-induced; or territorial, sexual, or pain-induced; or the little-understood but very common redirected aggression
  • how to stop unwittingly rewarding or even causing aggressive behavior
  • how to prevent aggression through informed selection, socialization, and training of new kittens
Read just some of our 268 solved case studies and client testimonials on solving feline aggression issues. Aggression is one of the most challenging behavior issues. You need experienced, professional help. Book a consultation today.