Cat Behaviour Consultations
I work on a Veterinary referral basis only, in accordance with the CAPBT Code of Conduct. This ensures I am aware of any medical conditions that could affect your cat's behaviour or treatment plan and that your Vet is aware of my suggestions for helping you and your cat.
Before the Consultation
If you would like me help with your cat's behavioural problems, please contact me for an initial discussion and click the link below to download and print the Veterinary liaison form.
Please take the Veterinary liasion form to your Veterinary Surgeon for them to complete. Your cat needs to have had a recent clinical examination, so I advise that you contact your Veterinary Surgeon to check if an appointment is needed for this, especially if your cat has not been seen for a while.
It often helps to get video footage of the problem behaviour and it is especially helpful for behaviours that occur when your cat is alone.
The Initial Consultation & Behavioural Assessment
I will email or post a questionnaire for you to complete prior to our appointment.
What to expect from the consultation
This consultation usually takes approximately 2 hours and requires a house visit.
The Initial Consultation involves me asking you questions about your cat's history and life style, as well as questions relating to the behaviour problem itself, in order for me to gain as much information as possible that could be relevant to your cats problem.
A house visit is necessary for my Behavioural Assessment, as this ensures your cat is more at ease in its own environment, allowing me to accurately assess your cat's personality, sensitivities, general mood and environment.
This consultation will enable me to assess what the behaviour problem is and why it is happening.
After the Behavioural Assessment, I will be able to provide you with an initial management plan aimed at providing you with relief from what can often be a stressful and upsetting problem to deal with.
I will also explain what will be needed in order to provide a more long term solution for the behaviour problem. We will discuss the options available that will work best for you and your lifestyle.
You will receive a written report detailing my assessment of the problem and my initial suggestions for help.
When appropriate, a follow up appointment will be arranged which will last 1 hour, to discuss your cat's progress and where to go from there.
Initial Consultation and Behavioural Assessment Fee
This includes travel expenses
What happens after the Initial Consultation and Behaviour Assessment?
If additional house visits are necessary, I will discuss the most appropriate consultation package for you and your cat.
I also offer email or telephone back up as and when you need it, for as long as you need it!
There are no quick fixes. TV programmes aired in recent years, have shown the problem behaviour from the beginning of the treatment plan through to the end in a 30 minute programme giving some people the impression these problems can be easy and quick to fix.