*From the PPG (US) website (Feline Division)
Important Reminders about the Behavior:
Management and Safety Information:
Behavior Modification Skills:1. Set up a bedtime routine that taps into a cat’s natural cycle of hunt-eat-groom-sleep. Give your cat a vigorous play session (hunt) just before you go to bed. Then give him a meal (eat). This will help him settle down to groom and sleep.
Supplements, Diets, and Medication:
Consider asking your feline veterinarian about safe supplements and medications to promote calm.
Approximately 2-4 weeks. (Note: this will vary for each individual cat and may take more – or less time – than this, which is intended as a guideline only).
It is important to keep up your behavior modification protocols to establish and maintain desired behaviors long-term.
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Find Your Feline Professional
Every cat is an individual, and behavior is complex. If you need help training your cat, seek out a qualified cat behaviour professional.