Dr. Karen Becker: Dr. Becker wrote her first pet cookbook in 1999 after recognizing that people committed to nourishing their pets healthfully were short on “how to” resources. Her second cookbook, a collaboration with pet wellness coach Beth Taylor, was released in 2003. Dr. Becker works with the third largest medical website and largest wellness website, Mercola.com, to provide a free pet wellness newsletter to pet lovers around the world.

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2 thoughts on “Behavioral Help

  • Veronica Romero

    I have a 12 yo male tabby. When I first adopted him at the age of 6 months he was an aggressive kitten and threatened the other kittens in the shelter. We adopted another cat a year ago who was living outside, had him neutered and moved him into our home. Six months ago we moved into a new apartment. For the last month, he has been urinating on the bathroom floor. I am having a hard time making a connection to what is wrong. He threatens the 5yo we took in daily. I set up the second bedroom with cubbies and have a diffuser in the living area and the bedroom. Can you give me any suggestions?

    • Sara

      Hello Veronica, the first thing to do is to take him to the vet to rule out a urinary infection. That can definitely make them go outside the box. It sounds like he might be very stressed with the addition of the new cat, so that can be a factor.

      We have a new behavior helpline called Ask Ms Kitty. If he’s still doing it once you rule out health issues, please contact the consultants we have through there. Their response will be very thorough and help you get to the bottom of why this is happening.

      Here’s a link to the form. We’ve had some issues lately with that going through, so if you don’t hear back within a couple of days, please let us know. https://happycatshaven.org/helpline/

      Also, could you please contact us at 719-362-4600 about your Guardian Angel donation? We’d like to help there too.