The Fulfilled Feline's Philosophy
My underlying philosophy when working with cats is almost all cats do not have “problem behavior” or something that needs to be “fixed.” What we view as problematic behavior from cats is often a cat expressing fear, stress, boredom, frustration, or even in some cases, pain.
To help cats, we must first address that underlying component.
I consider myself to have a holistic approach to my work with cats and their guardians. Cat’s overall mental, emotional, and physical health all play a role in their behavior. You can read every behavior modification book, website, and guide, but I fully believe it will be fruitless if you’re not addressing the bigger picture. Every cat is an individual with unique needs. As their guardians, we must appreciate these needs to help improve our bond with them and alleviate the stressors causing the behavioral concerns.
My goal is to help people improve their knowledge and connection with their cats or the cats in their care. When we start from a place of understanding and compassion with cats, that is when the real healing can begin.
If you’re looking for a more straightforward approach to cat behavior, I’m not your gal! It is imperative in our work together we address the physical, emotional, and environmental needs of your cat before we jump into modifying behavior.
*Note: I am not a veterinarian and cannot diagnose or treat medical issues. I will always refer you to a veterinarian if I have any medical concerns regarding your cat.