Dealing with cat behavior issues can be as simple as changing the brand of litter used. It can also be a much more complicated process, one that involves trial and error, creativity, and patience. I can’t promise miracles, but I can offer supportive interaction with people and cats which nearly always yields positive results.
A few words about what cannot do. First, I am not a veterinarian, and I cannot offer veterinary advice. Some behavior issues arise from medical problems, and I often begin a consultation suggesting a visit to a veterinarian. It is essential to rule out health concerns before starting work to change behavior.
Next, I am not an animal communicator, nor do I aspire to be. I cannot tell people what their cats are thinking. That said, I believe that understanding cat behavior involves my intuition as much as intellect. Over time, I have developed “cat eyes” and can visualize what felines perceive their environments. I also have human ears. I listen carefully to what people say, or don’t say, about their companions. This can be highly emotional business for everyone involved, and once that is honored, the real possibility of finding solutions begins.
Whenever possible, I prefer to start with an in-person visit so I can meet the cat(s) and their human family members on home turf. I also do phone consultations. Rates for consultations vary depending on complexity of the issues involved. Home visits begin at $150, with possible costs for travel. An initial 45 minute phone consult starts at $100. Either option includes a limited number of pre-arranged follow-ups by email or phone.
To find out more, or to schedule a consultation, contact constance at pieceablekingdom dot com.