Inappropriate elimination is one of the leading causes of calls to the veterinarian from cat owners. Most often, this is caused by medical issues like urinary tract infections or urinary stones. However, there are times that the problem is a behavioral issue rather than a medical one.
Dr. Amy Pike is a board certified veterinary behaviorist and is co-owner of the Animal Behavior Wellness Center. She is a published author and frequent conference speaker focusing on overcoming behavior issues that harm the human-pet bond. Dr. Pike joins the podcast to help educate our listeners about the steps to identifying behavioral problems and addressing them.
Here are links to information we talked about today:
- Learn more about Dr. Amy Pike at the website of Animal Behavior Wellness Center
- The Indoor Pet Initiative from Ohio State University is a great source of information
- You can find “Decoding Your Cat” on Amazon.com though we encourage you to buy it from your local bookstore in order to support local businesses
- You will be able to find more from Dr. Pike at The Behavior Buzz podcast that will begin in July
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