Cat Behavior Consultations

Mieshelle Nagelschneider has earned her reputation as a pillar in the cat behavior specialty and has performed several thousand remote feline behavior consultations in over 30 countries since 1999. Oxford-trained animal behaviorist and acclaimed New York Times Feline Science Author and founder of the clinic, Mieshelle Nagelschneider is the recipient of the Golden Purr Award in recognition of her feline behavior science contribution to cat behavior.

Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle

Learn more about her formal study in animal behavior, ethology, and animal welfare at Oxford University, The University of Edinburgh – The Royal School of Veterinary Studies, and her behavior studies and experience at Harvard University.  Specialized animal behavior study and certification has helped enable her to solve cat behavior issues for cat owners since 1999. Read 268 Solved Case Studies and Hundreds of Reviews and Testimonials.


Mieshelle Cat Behaviorist lecturing on cat behavior

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One of the only three notable cat-only behaviorists and cat behavior science authors in the United States, Mieshelle is known for her creative and innovative solutions to feline behavior problems.  She says that understanding a cat’s evolutionary biology, gene encoded behavior, and the many different internal and external factors that might be causing the behavior, is key to solving their behavior issues. 

Mieshelle is a cat expert on the 37 species of tigers and wildcats for National Geographic where she writes, edits and regularly guest stars on their television wildcat and domestic cat documentaries and published works as,  The Cat Whisperer™.

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Random House Publishing (and four other international major publishers) covering over 80 countries commissioned Mieshelle (with co-writer Cameron Powell) to write a book on her science-based methods. The book is now published in 4 languages and available everywhere.

For 20 years and counting, Mieshelle is world-renowned for her global leadership in cat behavior education and crossing the conventional boundaries of the cat behavior specialty.   Mieshelle’s scholary-cited cat behavior book has been published in 4 languages covering 80 countries.

Veterinarian testimonial: “Over the course of many years, Mieshelle has developed and refined her unique ability to think like a cat. On numerous occasions have witnessed the life-changing benefits Mieshelle’s techniques can bring to cats and their sometimes very frustrated owners.” Dr. James R. Shultz DVM

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Mieshelle is a long time member of The Animal Behavior Society, Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, and Cat Behavior Counselors (certified), and is known as the leader in the cat behavior profession and for her lectures to veterinarians on how to solve the most difficult cat behavior consulting cases that have been deemed “unfixable”.

Like it or not, working with a cat behaviorist that has formal study in animal behavior like at The Cat Behavior Clinic,  is a vital component in solving any cat behavior issue.  Without a behavior plan that is carefully created drawing from current research on cat behavior to appropriately address all the critical components and factors of a presenting behavior, is like trying to conduct a symphony without sight or sound. Mieshelle can solve your cat’s behavior issues with a behavior plan designed for your cat(s) that include the latest scientific research and advanced techniques and that have helped thousands of cats and their owners since 1999. Litter box elimination issues, urine-marking, excessive meowing, inter-cat social and aggression issues, are her specialty.

From Mieshelle “I have been studying cats for over three decades — thousands of cats, in thousands of different environments. I have helped more cats and more cat owners — nationwide, in-person or on the phone — with hundreds of client and vet testimonials since 1999″Please read 268  solved Case Study Reviews and Testimonials.  We also have veterinarian Dr. Jim Shultz who performs cat behavior consultations locally.

Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider National Geographic Writer

You DON’T Have to Give Up Your Cats — Not Even Bengals Thank you Mieshelle for helping us solve the behavior problem with our two Bengals! It was hard to believe it was so simple for what seemed like a complex issue, but you were right and we have had no issues since our consult. I can’t believe I was thinking about re-homing. You offer a great service and I just hope more cat owners will learn of your service. You definitely figured out what even our vet couldn’t (he is referring you now too by the way).   Steve and Diane, Miami, Florida– 2002

“Mieshelle, I can’t thank you enough for all the work that you did for us! I am so glad I called you. We all live in peace and harmony again because your methods work!! I will recommend you to everyone I know. Your service is invaluable.”
Heather K., Portland, Oregon

“I can’t believe how simple it was,” pet owners tell me once we’ve corrected their cat’s problem. “Everyone else was making it seem so complicated and hopeless.”

Some things are complicated. But not everything needs to be. Here’s another comment I hear very often: “Now I finally understand my cat’s psychology.” And because I make a point of educating my human clients, they are better able to handle future problems on their own or at least not unknowingly create a new one.

Who else wants a great relationship with their cat?

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With a detailed case history and behavior summary of each cat, the appropriate behavior modification and retraining techniques can be implemented into your cat’s daily life. It’s important to note that not only will the treatment plan include your cat with the misbehavior, but other pets and people directly involved in the environment. Many times, owners and other pets in the household could be contributing to, reinforcing, or triggering the undesired behavior. For the treatment plan to be most effective, it’s important that we take the time to look at every aspect of your cat’s life.

Finding out what is triggering your cat’s misbehavior is the first goal. The problem will often subside merely after removing the trigger. However, it is also common for a habit to have formed and the negative behavior to continue even after the trigger is removed. If the cause for the misbehavior is not found, we will treat with behavior modification techniques and new, healthy habits to be developed through retraining.

Coaching Cat Owners for Cat Behavior Results That Last

By the time cat owners consult with Mieshelle, they have tried everything and are very discouraged. Often the relationship between owner and cat is tense and has deteriorated to the degree where the environment is not conducive to the cat’s happiness. This alone is enough to cause the existing behavior problem to worsen, or yet another one to surface. That’s why, the clinic offers either a 4 week or 8 week program after a consultation for continued support.   Mieshelle is here for the cat owner to ensure they have the best results with the behavior plan. Cat behavior is not one-size-fits-all and components of a behavior plan may need adjustment along the way.  We offer phone follow-ups if a cat owner needs help along the way. Also, without understanding the cat psyche, owners may be making choices that are creating a stressful environment which can lead to many of the most common feline behavior issues.  This is why preventative maintenance is part of every behavior consultation she conducts.

Are you ready for a permanent cat behavior solution? Think you’ve tried everything?

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