After the questionnaire is received and examined, you will receive a call to arrange a time for the consultation. The consultation takes about 2-3 hours and will include assessment of the environment and recommendations on how the environment in which your cat lives can be arranged to aid progress towards our goals.
Behaviour modification may be an important component of therapy for your cat. If this is the case, you will receive a demonstration during the consultation on how this can be achieved to improve your cat's wellbeing and ability to cope in situations with a behaviour that is more desirable to you. Please only allow your cat a small meal the morning of the consultation and do not feed for the 6 hours prior to consultation. If you have a morning appointment, please remove access to food the evening prior to the consultation. It is important to have some of your cat's favourite treats and also his/her favourite toys available for the consultation but please keep them hidden away.
Video footage of your pets behaviour can be highly beneficial but please do not take video footage if it is likely to encourage any aggression.
Please make a simple diagramatic map of your home indicating the position of any feeding, watering and favourite resting sites as well as where the litter trays are situated and where the problem behaviour is most commonly exhibited. I look forward to helping your cat with the problem that is affecting his/her wellbeing and causing you concern.
Sincerely,Dr Sally Nixon BVSc MANZCVS (behaviour medicine)