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A cat whisperer or cat behaviorist is a professional who is trained to understand, train, and correct behavioral problems with cats.
A cat whisperer’s advice is very much required if you find that your cat is exhibiting signs of aggressiveness, stress, anxiety, or any other behavior.
Cats can experience behavioral problems if they have been through trauma or abandonment. You may not be able to understand what is wrong with your cat, but a cat behaviorist can and he or she will help you with the correct treatment plan for your cat.
What problems can a cat whisperer handle?
A cat whisperer can correct almost all types of abnormal feline behavior such as excessive meowing, disobedience. Aggression, biting, scratching, howling, and whining.
A cat whisperer is trained to understand each cat and identify any causes for concern. It is not an easy job and often, a cat behaviorist has to go through several case studies before arriving at a conclusion. A single approach cannot work every time. What works for one cat might not work for another. But gradually, a cat whisperer will help you form a better relationship with your cat and train your cat to be quieter, calmer, and more obedient.
Cats are very complex animals and they are not all that expressive. Communication is often a challenge and cat behaviorists have to rely on body language to understand what could possibly be wrong.
If your cat has been badly abused, he or she may not respond to anyone else. A cat behaviorist is able to get the cat to establish trust in him and your cat may respond only to the behaviorist.
Cat whisperers need to have a lot of patience since a cat, already non-expressive by nature will further shut down if traumatized. The process of helping your cat can take some time and gradually the cat behaviorist will help you learn to interact better with your cat.
Choosing the right cat whisperer
Understanding a cat that has deep rooted issues is not an easy task. Many websites these days claim to be professional cat whisperers. Keep in mind that all these claims need not be true. A person who does not understand your cat can end up alienating your cat even more and your cat may end up even more traumatized.
So, if you have decided to get help, first approach the veterinary hospitals near you. They might have information on genuine cat whisperers and are likely to help you find the best help you can get.
Also, it is good to have your cat undergo a complete medical checkup at the vet’s since an underlying medical issue might also trigger cat behavioral problems.