Written By: Sweety
Observe their environment, routine, and triggers to understand what might be causing the behavior. Consider stress, boredom, territory marking, or medical issues.
Provide enrichment. Offer ample scratching posts, climbing structures, toys, and interactive play to prevent boredom and destructive behaviors.
Reduce stress. Create calm spaces, minimize loud noises, and respect their boundaries. Use pheromone diffusers or calming aids if needed.
Guide them towards acceptable outlets. Redirect scratching to scratching posts, provide litter boxes in preferred locations, and offer appropriate chew toys.
Reward good behaviors. Reinforce positive actions with treats, praise, and attention. Avoid punishment, which can worsen anxiety and fear.
Be patient and consistent. Change takes time and effort. Maintain a consistent approach and avoid frustration. Seek professional help if needed.
Consult a professional. Veterinarians can rule out medical causes, and certified cat behaviorists offer expertise in addressing complex issues.