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In an interview at the Fetch dvm360® San Diego conference, Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, outlined the traits associated with this behavioral condition, plus provided examples of how this problematic behavior presents in cats.
During an interview at the Fetch dvm360® San Diego conference in California, Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, lead clinician and practice owner of Animal Behavior Clinic located in Portland, Oregon, defined what feline nuisance behavior is and revealed how this problem behavior displays in cats.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Chris Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC: A feline nuisance behavior is typically something that is a normal behavior...something that the cat would ordinarily do during routine daily operations for them, but there is something about that [which] is problematic for the owner, caregiver, or someone in the home. So, normal but problematic is typically what we look at when we're considering that definition of nuisance behavior.