Domestic Cat Behaviour Problems Series

House Soiling Problems in Domestic Cats

September 2022
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  • Published
    6th September 2022
  • ISBN 9781789246872
  • Language English
  • Pages 104 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Highly practical, this book is the first in a series entitled Domestic Cat Behaviour Problems designed to help veterinary professionals and behaviorists understand the background behind common domestic cat behavior problems and provide various treatment strategies. The text in this volume covers feline problem elimination and marking behavior inside the home, outlining:

  • Normal behavior
  • The various underlying causes of feline house-soiling
  • Prevention of unwanted behavior
  • Recognition of potential trigger factors and warning signs
  • How to identify contributory factors
  • Practical treatment strategies
Brimming with sound practical advice, this book will be invaluable to veterinarians, veterinary nurses/technicians, clinical animal behaviorists, and those studying domestic cat behavior.

1: Normal Elimination and Elimination Behaviour
2: Feline Health and House-Soiling
3: What a Cat Needs: Providing the Ideal Elimination Area
4: Marking Behaviour
5: Treatment and Management Strategies

Trudi Atkinson

Trudi Atkinson qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1986 and attained her postgraduate diploma at the University of Southampton in 1999. In July of the same year she was accepted as a full member of the Association of Pet Behavior Counsellors (APBC) and in 2000 left veterinary practice to start her own behavior referral practice covering the South West of England. In 2004, she achieved accreditation as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviorist (CCAB) under the scheme run by the Association for the Study of Animal Behavior (ASAB). In early 2016, she started to specialize solely in feline behavior and has presented talks on feline behavior and companion animal behavior in general for organizations including: APBC, British Veterinary Behavior Association (BVBA), British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the Centre for Animal Welfare (CAW). Trudi has served on the general committee for the Companion Animals Behavior Therapy Study Group (now BVBA) and on the selection committee for APBC. Trudi contributes to, and is an examiner for, the International Society of Feline Medicine (IFSM) Advanced Certificate in Feline Behavior. She is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant as recognized by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a full member of International Feline Behaviorists (IFB). Trudi has contributed to, and written books on the subject of cat behavior, her latest book is Practical Feline Behaviour.

Feline behavior; Cat behavior; Feline house soiling; Cat house soiling; Spraying behavior in cats; Feline elimination in house; Feline urination; Feline defecation; Cat litter trays; Cat litter box; Cat scent marking; Cat stress behavior; Cat cystitis; Cat middening; Animal pheromone therapies; Unwanted behavior in cats; Cat behavior problems