The Cat Behavior Clinic of Seattle

Founders of the “Cat Behaviorist” Specialty, the Clinic Scientifically Observes and Analyzes Your Cat’s Behavior from a Behavioral Cognitive, Ethological and Feline Evolutionary Point of View

Important Update:  We are currently scheduling the doctor and behaviorist May 15th through June 15th.  Urination or defecation consults participating in our feline study will receive the reduced consult fee through June 15th.  Scheduled cat owners can become part of Mieshelle’s National Geographic cat behavior production this summer. 

Cat Behaviorist Seattle
National Geographic Cat Behavior Expert and Researcher on the 37 Species of Wild Cats, Mieshelle Nagelschneider.  As an Acclaimed New York Times Feline Behavior Science Author for her Cat Behavior Book that has been published in 4 languages (Random House Publishing) she has traveled the globe elevating the status of the cat.

Seattle May 2020 Testimonial From Dr. Midori Higashi:  I consulted Mieshelle for my 4 month old kitten Bun Bun. When we got her, it was like she had never used a litterbox. She was peeing/pooping on the carpet, on the bed, on the bathroom floor…I was having to do laundry every single day. I was at my wits end. I did extensive research to find a solution…cat forums, books, youtube videos, etc. I tried everything…different boxes, litter types, etc. She was traumatized every time I would attempt to even place her in the box. Within one week of consulting with Mieshelle, she had fixed our problems. Bun Bun hasn’t had a problem in over 6 weeks. She also helped us integrate a second kitty. Her tips/tricks helped the kitties love each other before they even met. I 100% recommend Mieshelle! Dr. Midori Higashi – Seattle, Washington

Excellent and Comprehensive Behavior Care for Washington Cat Owners by Leading Cat Expert Mieshelle Nagelschneider

For over two decades, our veterinarian and certified cat behaviorist and New York Times acclaimed international feline science author Mieshelle Nagelschneider have helped thousands of cat owners in over 30 countries solve cat behavior issues from the simple to the most complex.  Mieshelle studied animal behavior at Oxford University, and The Royal School for Veterinary Studies – The University of Edinburgh.  You can read about her experience at Harvard University here that has enabled her to help cat owners think more scientifically about their cat’s behavior.  Help your cat with a simple behavior issue or one that has turned into something more complex.  Applying the sciences of wild felid genetics, animal psychology, feline learning and memory and biology is important to effectively correct a cat’s behavior long term.  View 350 solved case studies and testimonials and our outstanding clinic success rate. 

Effective Cat Behavior Plans are Based on Feline Evolutionary Biology, External and Internal Factors, and Gene – encoded Behavior

To change a cat’s behavior, it’s important 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, and physiology to effectively correct a cat’s behavior.  An effective behavior plan to correct a cat’s behavior long term needs to be grounded in feline evolutionary biology and gene-encoded behavior (i.e fixed action patterns).

The Underserved Cat

Even though cats are now the most popular companion animal, they are still incredibly underserved and especially where behavior help is concerned which puts the cat at a greater risk.  Mieshelle is the founder of the first cat-only behavior practice in the United States and one of three notable cat behaviorists in the United States, and is world-renowned for her global leadership in cat behavior education and crossing the conventional boundaries of the cat behaviorist profession.  She is a long time cat expert for National Geographic cat documentaries and published works specifically on the 37 species of tigers and wildcats including domestic cats and an expert on hybrid cat behavior. You can view her work on:  Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things for National Geographic, The Wild Side of Cats on Nat Geo Wild, The Today Show, Hallmark Channel, Animal Planet, the New York Times, MTV, NBC Dateline, New York Post (just to name a few).

The clinic goes beyond the obvious facts about cat behavior and offers proven solutions to change your cat’s behavior long term.  Her cat behavior science book, published in 4 languages (Random House Publishing) is the first scholarly-cited cat behavior book for cat owners.

Seattle Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle

Washington and Oregon Feline Behavior Consultations

Mieshelle Nagelschneider can perform in-person, video, or phone consultations in the Seattle area or anywhere in the State of Washington.  All in-person consultation are scheduled in advance for the Seattle and surrounding area locations. Mieshelle and Dr. Shultz will travel to the cat’s location to assess the cat’s environment and observe the natural behavior exhibited in the home.  While the majority of our clients schedule with Mieshelle, Dr. Shultz conducts consultations in-person on a case by case basis and Oregon with a different fee schedule or by video for vet-to-vet consultations (Oregon and Washington).

A partial list of problematic cat behavior we routinely see
We Serve Cat Owners in the Washington Cities of  Vancouver, Olympia, Seattle, Kirkland, Spokane, Tacoma, Everett, Renton, Kent, Bellevue and their Surrounding Areas

Please feel free to call the clinic at 503-267-8888 to schedule or click “Book A Consultation” above to schedule online. We also recommend visiting our main clinic home page.

Think You’ve Tried Everything to Help Your Cat?
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Recipient of the “Golden Purr Award” and the “Seattle 2020 Animal Behavior Award” Honoring Exemplary Behaviorists and Businesses in the Field of Animal Behavior