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 States: When 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.
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.
Cat Owner Resources
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon: You probably knew FCCO provides services for feral cats, but they also provide low cost spay/neuter, vaccination and microchip services for PET cats! Schedule online for an appointment or call: (503) 797-2606. If you live on Hayden Island, please specifically mention.
The Pongo Fund: Providing quality food and vital veterinary care for the family pets of anyone in honest need, keeping them safe, healthy and out of the shelters