Feline inappropriate elimination

Feline inappropriate elimination

You know cats can dig their own grave ... in the carpet. Inappropriate elimination is a huge reason for cats being reliquished to shelters—you know that as well as we do. How can you help those cats and their owners? Here's how.

Factors in feline inappropriate elimination behavior

All bunged up: Unclogging the constipated cat

Uncomfortable for all involved, constipation in cats is solvable once you determine the cause—be it medical or behavioral. All the tools you need to unclog kitties are right here. ...

How to identify inappropriate feline elimination

The most common concern expression by clients about their cats' behavior involves inappropriate elimination. ...

General feline behavior questionnaire

Use this questionnaire at any and all visits to help clients review subjects about which they might have questions. ...

The latest scoop on litter

Dr. Jacqueline Neilson highlights research on cats' litter and litter box preferences. ...

Practical Matters: Make sure to differentiate incontinence from behavioral elimination problems

If a cat is housesoiling and the owner is finding large pools of urine in a discreet area or small amounts on vertical surfaces, the animal is not incontinent. ...

Identifying and managing behavioral changes in older dogs and cats

Dr. Karen Overall helps pinpoint the cognitive changes dogs and cats experience as they grow older and offer insight in the challenges of diagnosing and managing such cases. ...

Treating feline inappropriate elimination

Treating feline elimination disorders

For problems with an underlying behavioral cause, try these options. ...

Managing idiopathic cystitis in cats for successful outcomes--parts 1 and 2 (Proceedings)

Results of studies over the past 20 years indicate that idiopathic/interstitial cystitis in cats is the result of complex interactions between the bladder, nervous system, adrenal glands, husbandry practices, and the environment in which the cat lives. ...

Video: Does allowing cats outdoors help treat inappropriate elimination?

Drs. Susan Little and Pete Van Vranken discuss options for managing cats with this inconvenient disorder. ...

Top 10 cat behavior tips

Cat owners can have a lot of questions: "Should I get a second cat as a playmate?" "How can I stop my cat from scratching the furniture?" "Why doesn't he use the litter box?" So in the spirit of David Letterman, I compiled this top 10 list of cat behavior tips. ...

Client education

What a cat wants, what a cat needs

A brief guide to environmental enrichment from feline expert Dr. Ilona Rodan. ...

Client handout: How to identify inappropriate elimination in cats

Client handout: How to identify inappropriate elimination in cats ...

Helping veterinary clients understand and treat cats with elimination disorders

Use these steps to help cat owners resolve this common behavior issue. ...

Client handout: Feline behavior Q&A

Clients become frustrated when their cat starts spraying in the house. Here's how to teach on the topic and help clients get to the root of the issue. ...

Idea Exchange: Help clients get to the source of housesoiling problems

Feline urinary problems can frustrate both owners and veterinarians. ...

Arming your team

Feisty felines: Bringing up the behaviorally challenging kitten

Here's a quick look at why you should talk to cat owners about kitten behavior. ...

Posts and tweets about inappropriate elimination

Send out these social media posts to help clients and save pets from relinquishment. ...

BizQuiz: Marking cats vs. eliminating cats

Use this quiz to help determine whether a cat is marking or eliminating. ...

Think outside the litter box

Educate veterinary clients when cats boldly go where they've never gone before. ...

Communicate purr-fectly about feline behavior

Help clients understand how to deal with feline marking. ...

Talking to clients about feline elimination problems

Cats that begin urinating outside of the litter box can be a challenge. Here's how to help pet owners deal. ...