"An exam should ALWAYS be performed any time you suspect a behavior problem. Many times seemingly abnormal or offensive behaviors can signal a treatable, medical problem! We rule out medical problems first then diagnose and treat behavior problems.




  • Age?
  • Neutered/Spayed? When?
  • How long have you had the cat?
  • How many cats have lived in your home?
  • How many cats, dogs, humans live in your home currently?
  • Has there been any change in routine or family members (human or other) present in the home?
  • Is your cat indoor, outdoor, both?
  • How many litter boxes are in the home?
  • What kind of litter? Have you changed the type?
  • How often is the box cleaned?
  • How big is the box and is it covered?
  • What is near the box?
  • Does your cat urinate on vertical surfaces?
  • Does your cat urinate or defecate outside of the box? Where? How often? Time of day? Predictable pattern?



  • Does your cat nip, bite, mouth or suck anything or anyone?
  • Does your cat hiss, snarl, growl or bite?
  • Have you ever been concerned that your cat is "aggressive" to people, cats, other animals?
  • Does your cat hunt or prey on people, cats or other animals?
  • Has your cat ever bitten or clawed anyone? When?
  • Has anyone ever told you they were afraid of your cat?



  • Does your cat destroy any objects by scratching, chewing or biting?
  • Has your cat had any changes in sleep, eating?
  • Has your cat had any changes in locomotor behaviors, ability to get around the house, jumping?
  • Do you have any concerns about your cat's grooming behaviors?



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