Celia Haddon - Cat Expert

Understanding animals through their behaviour

CAT PROBLEMS

The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends; it will not be kennelled or harnessed nor suffer any dictation as to its goings out or comings in.       Saki

Welcome to Celia Haddon’s cat pages. The photos here are mine, unless the caption says otherwise. My current cats are Tilly and now Toby who is a thieving cat with crossed eyes! My previous cats, alas now dead, have been Fat Ada, Little Mog, William and Gorgeous George.  You can read George’s blog with his opinions about whether humans make good pets. I am now answering questions about cats in Your Cat magazine.

I have written several best-selling books about cats.  Cats Behaving Badly, Toby the Cross Eyed Stray and Tilly the Ugliest Cat in the Shelter are the three latest. The latter tells the story of how I rescued Tilly and she rescued me. Tilly is now on Twitter. Articles on this website deal with some of the common problems. Bookmark this site for any future queries. I hope the information will help humans and cats live together happily.

I am currently studying at Lincoln University, a world leader in cat research! So I may not be able to take on any cat behaviour cases this year. They have helped me learn to train cats. If you are interested in helping feral kittens, I have posted several videos of training Abby the Tabby here.

I offer a free science based talk on common cat problems to veterinary staff in my area and a talk on cats and gardens in return for a charity donation. I have also done a couple of talks about cats and predation – the conservation lobby is increasingly hostile to cats. You can hear me here.

In many articles I have referenced this information, giving names and dates in brackets which match up with the reference list at the end. If you are an ordinary reader, don’t let this worry you. The references are here to show that the information is science based. And also to help students learn more. Many companion animal behaviour courses ignore cats in favour of dogs: so feline loving students have to do their own research. A good experts’ guide to what cats need can be downloaded from here.

CATS WHO EAT STRANGE THINGS LIKE CARDBOARD OR WOOL

CHEAP WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CAT RESCUE

QUESTIONS TO ASK IF YOUR CAT STOPS USING THE LITTER TRAY

HOW TO CLEAN UP CAT URINE OR POO

FELINE TERRITORY MARKING – SPRAYING AND POOING

REASONS WHY YOUR CAT FEELS STRESSED AND UNHAPPY AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

THE PETTING AND BITING SYNDROME

SCRATCHING AND HOW TO SAVE THE FURNITURE

INTRODUCING NEW CATS

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A STRAY CAT

GROOMING IS ESSENTIAL FOR LONG-HAIRED CATS

OVERGROOMING AND SKIN ALLERGIES IN CATS

FOOD ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCE IN CATS

CATS AND THEIR TEETH PROBLEMS

CATS THAT DON’T GET ON WITH EACH OTHER

DISABLED CATS AND WOBBLY CATS

KEEPING YOUR CAT SAFE FROM NEIGHBOURING CATS

MAKING A GARDEN LATRINE FOR YOUR CAT

HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY INDOOR CAT (environmental enrichment)

HOW CAN I STOP MY KITTEN CLIMBING TREES AND GETTING STUCK?

HOW CAN I SOCIALISE MY KITTEN?

CAT COLLAR DANGERS VERSUS WILDLIFE SAFETY

HOW TO GIVE A CAT A PILL

WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE YOUR CAT

WHEN DOES MY CAT NEED TO SEE VET?

FACE CLAWING, TONGUE TEARING – FELINE OROFACIAL PAIN SYNDROME IN CATS

SAFETY AND CAT AGGRESSION

CATS THAT ARE AGGRESSIVE TO HUMANS

HOW TO USE FELIWAY CLASSIC

 

 

LINKS
International Cat Care – A website with information on diseases and behavioural problems which can be downloaded. Aways consult this website before buying a pedigree kitten, as it has information on inherited diseases and breeders’ registers.
Cats Protection – Britain’s major cat rescue charity. Downloads on cat care and cat problems. If you want to adopt a cat, put in your post code for your nearest branch.
http://www.catprofessional.com – Cat vet Sarah Caney’s website has useful information for cat owners, including Caring for a cat with Kidney Disease and Caring for a Cat with Hyperthryroidism
http://www.learnabout.cats.co.uk A website to help you understand your cat’s body language. It  is still at the early stages.
Pain specialist vet in Scotland. Fergus Coutts specialises in chronic pain.
http://cattitude.vpweb.com Jane Ehrlich, cat behaviourist in the USA.
Good articles on all cat subjects here.

COPYRIGHT.

These notes are my copyright. I am also usually happy to have the exact words reproduced on websites, in return for a link, my name, and if permission is asked beforehand. I like to check the websites where it might be used. Email me via this website for permission which will usually be given. Organisations wishing to use them in print should contact me via this website. Copyright © 2007 Celia Haddon. All Rights Reserved.

Safety notice.

All normal safety precautions should be taken when dealing with animals. The advice in this section should be taken only at the owner’s own risk. All sick animals should be seen by a vet.

General advice of the kind found in this website is no substitute for an individual consultation with a vet or qualified behaviourist working on a vet’s referral.

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