Cat Behavior Resources

Has your floof been misbehaving?

We’ve gathered a list of resources for you to make cat parenting a bit easier and keep Cats Safe at Home™!

Cat Behavior Resources

Cat Hospital of Portland: Portland's only feline-exclusive veterinary hospital with a Gold designated AAFP Cat Friendly Practice has many cat care topics covered in articles and videos on their Educational Resources page including common questions, feline disease and medical conditions, cat behavior tips, and cat care guidelines.
Contact: (503) 235-7005

Humane Society of the United StatesWhen your cat starts doing something you don’t like—such as scratching the furniture or peeing outside the litter box—it’s easy to become frustrated. This resource page includes a few common cat behavior issues and explains why your cat may be acting that way and gives you the tools to correct the behavior. 

Animal Behavior Clinic: The Animal Behavior Clinic, LLC is a veterinary behavioral referral practice that has been in operation in Portland since 1997. It is the only practice in Oregon that combines the knowledge of a Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist with active general practitioners to provide multidimensional diagnostic assessments for dogs and cats exhibiting behavior concerns.

Oregon Humane Society: Call the OHS Behavior Help Line at (503) 416-2983 with your behavior concerns or questions. You’ll be able to leave a recorded message, and OHS will return your call and offer suggestions. They also have a handy, extensive, easy to search online resource library.

American Association of Feline Practitioners: Answers to some of your questions that will help you understand your cat’s unique characteristics and behavior can be found on this 'Why Does My Cat...?' page so you can figure out how to accommodate or modify that behavior so you and your fur baby can live happily ever after.

Cornell Feline Health Center: The Cornell Feline Health Center offers a variety of articles, brochures, and videos online for cat owners. These articles and brochures include frequently asked questions about behavior among many other topics, as well as links to videos that demonstrate how to groom, medicate, and care for your cat.

International Cat Care: Happy healthy cats require good owner knowledge and understanding. On their advice page, you will find everything you need to know about keeping your cat happy, healthy and safe. 

Jackson Galaxy: He's no stranger to the world of misbehaving kitties! Jackson Galaxy's blog hosts videos and tips covering the full range of feline frustrations.

Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine's Indoor Pet Initiative: This page was the most referenced page in a survey given to Portland area veterinarians when asked what websites to they frequently recommend to pet parents. Topics covered are Basic Indoor Cat Needs, Understanding Cats, Feline Life Stressors, and Problem Solving. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available.

Feline Behavior Solutions: Created by Dr. Marci Koski, this blog is part of their mission to prevent cats from being abandoned, abused, or surrendered to shelters (and being subject to illness, injury or death) as the result of treatable behavioral issues.  By providing cat guardians with the necessary education and tools to prevent or treat behavior problems, Feline Behavior Solutions helps guardians coexist with their cats in happy, healthy relationships throughout their lives.

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association: There’s a wealth of resources available covering a wide range of kitty topics with several available in Spanish on the OVMA site!

Cat Behavior Associates: Pam Johnson Bennett is an author and cat behavior expert. Her site has many resources, including a section for Aggression, Fear & Unwanted Behaviors