A cat sees no good reason why it should obey another animal....even if it does stand on two legs !

                                                      Sarah Thompson

Improper Elimination & Litterbox Problems

Remedial Litterbox Training

Spraying - Urine Marking

 

Destructive Behavior

Compulsive Behavior

             chewing plants

             chewing plastic

             chewing non food object - Pica

 

Cat - Cat Aggression

             sudden attack

             bullying

             hissing & growling

             territorial aggression

 

Cat - Human Aggression

             biting

             scratching

             rough playing

             petting induced aggression

             

Stress

 

Fear

    fear of objects

    fear of places

    fear of strangers / visitors

 

Introduce a new cat in multi-cat household

Introduce the cat to a new house

 

Behavioral problems in older cats

 

Behavioral problems in younger kittens

              socialization

 

Vocalization

              excessive meowing

              yowling

 

Night time activity

 

Clicker Training

              teach to come when called

              teach to walk on a leash

              teach to get into the carrier

              stop an unwanted behavior

 

Nutrition

              diet for younger kittens

              diet for older cats

 

Keep cats out of your yard

 

In-house Consultation - Visits

 

Long Distance Consultation - Emails & Phone

 

Bilingual Consultation available - Spanish

                                            

Cat Sitting - Los Angeles Area (INSURED & BONDED)

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMMY'S  STORY 

SAMMY - One of many stories I have.... one of many reasons I decided to become a Feline Behaviorist...

 

I was asked one day, a year ago, to go pick up Sammy and another cat Nagy, from a house in the outskirt of Los Angeles. Their owner and guardian had passed away, and it took the trust administrators 6 months to make necessary arrangements  and finalize the surrender of these two cats. 

Both cats had been living alone during all this time. The neighbors would come and feed them, clean their litter boxes. Sammy, I was told by one of the administrators, was living under his guardian bed, coming out only to eat and go to the litter box, at night, when nobody was around. He was becoming feral and I don't doubt that he was also very scared, confused and grieving.

I had to trap Sammy and Nagy. Nagy was fairly easy. Sammy put up the fight of his life and, because of my own distraction, he bit my hand seven times. It was bad, but I never blamed him ... because that was a very natural reaction of survival. He did not know what was going to happen... though sad, he felt safe in that empty house.

At the Sanctuary, he was always hiding, hissing and growling at every cat and every human who would come close. Everybody considered him a feral and he needed to be netted if they had to administer medications.

But everytime I would visit the Sanctuary, I would spend time talking to Sammy. I never tried to touch him... I just wanted him to calm down and know that I was and I am his friend. Approximately, 5 months ago, Sammy was perched on one of the tall cat trees and I was talking to him. He kept looking at me, and for the first time he showed me a "slow blink". I got closer and was able to touch the tip of his nose.... that was a big step !!!! 

I never gave up on him. Sammy became very dear..... I knew Sammy wanted to be loved but did not know how nor did he trust anybody......

 

Finally on July 26th, 2015 ... Sammy let me touch him and I was able to pet him... he purrrrrrrrrred and purrrrrrrred and that, to me, was one of the sweetest purr .... and he also let me rub his belly..... He finally trusted me and he again gave me that slow blink that means I love you !

 

Still Sammy has a bit more to go.... he needs to trust other humans again and hopefully one day have a new home.... I have no doubt he will ...

he is a beautiful and sweet cat !!! 

The day I trapped Sammy. You can see the terrified look in his eyes and the furr on top of his head.

Sammy was not a happy cat... 

Sammy smiling 

04.04.16

ONE YEAR LATER....

SAMMY IS A

SWEETHEART 

AND HE KEPT

IMPROVING

Sammy enjoying TLC 

05.07.17