The key to understanding cat behaviour problems lies in appreciating that they are trying to tell us something. Before you label it as ‘bad’, even if you feel it IS inappropriate, please consider how you would try to get your point across to someone who didn’t understand your language.
ALL behaviour in EVERY species is a direct communication of how they are feeling, what’s going on for them. Let’s look at some obvious human behaviour problems and their causes. Everyone, every species responds in similar ways, that may only differ according to their natural expression.
Causes of Behaviour Problems
A child who is raised by loving parents, who encourage and praise, grows up to be balanced, friendly, emotionally stable and often a high achiever. Conversely, a child raised without parental love and perhaps with parental criticism, grows up without confidence, stability or potential to achieve. They may even find crime an easier way to live by.
A young kitten is normally ripped away from a loving mother at far too young an age. In a loving home, this can be easily compensated. But in a home where there is no emotional warmth, there will always be problems. A lack of empathy almost invariably leads to inappropriate behaviour, such as unchecked teasing. Irritability, anger and fear will be the common emotions felt by everyone, whether expressed or not.
The kitten will grow up feeling unsafe, frightened and on the defence. Different personalities will express this in different ways. Some will just hide and try to keep out of the way as much as possible. This can lead to problems of soiling their immediate surroundings as they are just too frightened to come out of hiding.
They may not feel safe enough to get to their food or water as often as they need to, to be healthy, so develop problems from this deficiency at a later date.
Others may be more aggressive and angry, openly displaying their frustration.
I am painting an extreme picture, just so you get the idea.
Cats are very sensitive beings. Our way of life can be frightening for them. Noisy households can be intimidating.
Some of the less extreme behaviour problems, such as a cat spraying, can still signify the same problems. The cat is just more able to cope with the situation. They may not be quite so sensitive by nature.
A male cat spraying can also signify their natural tendency to mark their territory, whether or not a competing male is around. This is less common in happy, loving families as well as in sterilised males. This trait is not exclusive to males.
Common Cat Behaviour Causes
Cat behavior problems can almost always be traced back to a cause. But you have to be aware and sensitive yourself, to see this. And VERY open to ANY and EVERY possibility. No white washing.
What other areas can lead to cat behaviour problems, and what are the common causes?
Nutritional deficiencies are common today, in human and domestic animals, as we move away from natural food and indulge in the fast, artificial, synthetic, heavily advertised ‘what-passes-for-food’. This includes almost all commercial pet food. It is far from natural, is full of inappropriate food for cats, is often contaminated, and is heavily laced with synthetic ‘nutrients’ which add to the harm done. All presented in pretty packages to lure in an unsuspecting public.
Anyone who is nutrient deficient, especially chronically so, will develop bad behaviour, mostly BEFORE developing a multitude of health issues. Poor immunity, poor attitude, a lack of energy and lassitude is common. But a lack of tolerance is too, so there is also likely to be more aggression. A restlessness may develop.
Add to this all the veterinary drugs and vaccines, which are all synthetic and so toxic, and you have exponentially aggravated the situation.
Toxins are bad enough when you are in the peak of health, with great nutrition. But when you are already lowered by a poor diet, your ability to unload and to deal with them drops massively. So you remain toxic.
Many of these drugs contain the heavy metals mercury and aluminium, which are well known neurotoxins. Neurotoxins adversely affect the brain. So more extreme behaviour problems emerge.
So before you consider cat psychology or more damaging drugs, or death (sadly a common ‘solution’), consider the cause. Aggressive cat behavior, bad cat behavior or any other feline behaviour problems CAN be reversed. They CAN be undone.
But you have to think outside the box.
Rectifying the Situation Naturally
The first thing to tackle is the diet. By feeding an appropriate, nutritious and balanced diet, you not only feed the body holistically, you allow the body to rid itself of toxins. The effect can be fast and dramatic.
That may be all you need to do.
But in the more chronic cases, additional help is needed.
Good homeopathic treatment can restore the balance of life, in all beings, from any cause. It can speed up the detoxing safely. It can restore confidence and reverse fear and anger.
This combination is unbeatable.
By understanding cat behaviour problems, you can reverse them. Effectively. Efficiently. Economically. The spin off can be a transformation of your own life and how you look at problems.