Diane's experience and empathy with felines enables her to offer insights on their living situation that are often helpful in resolving behaviors humans view as challenging to live with. By working with feral (wild) cats and socializing rescued kittens, Diane understands many of the stress triggers for cats. Chronic behavior issues are often alleviated with multi-faceted approach of relieving stress and creating enrichment opportunities for the household.
Inappropriate urination is a common and frustrating issue in multi-cat and single cat households. Changing to open litter boxes or larger boxes, adding boxes in multiple locations, and experimenting with different litters can all be part of a pet parent’s detective work. Of course it is always wise to take your kitty in to his or her veterinarian for an exam to rule out health problems when behavior changes occur, especially litter box issues.
During a behavioral consultation Diane will walk through your home with you to learn the details of your kitty’s daily routines. She will ask questions about how all members of the family, human and non, get along to understand the household dynamics. Expect a consultation to take about an hour. Afterward, Diane can discuss ideas for implementing changes or email her suggestions to you. Diane is not affiliated with a veterinarian and has no medical training; she suggests guardians do lots of research on their own as well. Psychotropic/anti-anxiety medications can be prescribed by your veterinarian but patience is required with all modalities, even pharmaceutical.