In a recent interview with dvm360® , Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, explained key ways veterinary professionals can indicate if a cat's nuisance behaviors are normal.
During an interview at the Fetch dvm360® conference in San Diego, California, Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, shared various methods that can be utilized to determine the cause of a patient's behavior.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC: In thinking about whether [behaviors] are normal or appropriate, I want to pull back that lens just a little bit and ask the question[s]: 'When does it happen?' 'When does it not happen?' 'Are there any conditions under which that is more likely to happen, and does that tell me anything about the motivation?' That allows me to then look at that particular history and the detailed pattern and say, 'Okay now that we understand the conditions, we understand the behavior itself, now we can get a better sense of [if] its normal [or] appropriate.'