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4 Ways to Determine Whether Your Cat's Problem Is Medical or Behavioral

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats )

- 1649 days ago -
Before assuming your cat's issues are behavioral, rule out medical causes that might be the culprit.

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Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:56 am
great advice

Dianne D (490)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:24 pm
Useful information.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 3:50 pm
Thanks for the article Cher.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 6:21 pm
Give them a good quality pet food and many health problems will go away.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:44 pm
Informative. Certainly it's often true that there can be a medical reason for sudden changes in behaviour or often changes in routine such as moving to a new home, introducing a new pet and many other different things.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:04 pm
My most recent baby that is gone as of a couple weeks now was extremely brain damaged after being hit by a car. It was obvious to me because i had death with brain damaged cats before. They may look absolutely normal but the behavioral issues are there. No matter what this baby did not ever learn his name or any rules. He did have some other issues and there was NO doubt they were related to some sort of brain damage. I didn't need to have him tested .I knew !! he was hit by a car bad before he showed up at my home. Unfortunately the first people that just fed him while he was hurt and very naive did not even take him or try to a vet. They knew I had all the stray cats and feral ones by me Most of them and they could have come to me.
Anyway, he had behavioral issues and he was still fine as long as someone like me knew and understood that he was not doing things he did by choice or to be naughty. I understood how to deal with him.
Do not assume that sudden changes in behavior are just your pets being naughty . A move would maybe trigger problems. I've dealt with that too. Dogs and cats are very sensitive and act up or differently do to many situations . but if you really don't know of any changes or something that happened ,have them checked out for a medical problem. Another kitty I had was abused so bad and kicked in the head that it also had behavioral issues but not bad ones. Not negative or harmful. he was so loving. That was a very long time ago and my first experience with a brain damaged little kitten at first. Checking for medical issues is a good idea if you don't know of anything around you that has changed.

Good article /Good post Cher!!!

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:05 pm
Sorry about spelling errors. I don't usually but I even used spellchecker on this post. I see mistakes. Sorry about that...

Karen Chestney (112)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:31 am
Thanks.......My 2 cats do have annoying habits----questionable behavior----but they make up for it in love. If they can live with my annoying habits, I can live with theirs,

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:13 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:10 am
Thank you for the advice.

M B (62)
Monday October 14, 2013, 9:34 am
thanks, our tomcat had a fight outdoors and he got bitten. We took him to the Vet and he's fine now.

Sara P (57)
Monday October 14, 2013, 10:47 am
Thanks Cher, noted.
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