Animal Behaviour

CAT BEHAVIOUR

Milo the Cat

Milo the Cat

Taken from an updated version of Associate Professor Judith Blackshaw’s ‘Notes on Some Topics in Applied Animal Behaviour‘, this section provides a summary of key features of the behaviour of domestic dogs and cats.

It includes an overview of behaviour under the following headings: vision and special senses, social organisation and dominance hierarchies, scent marking, grooming behaviour. communication, sexual behaviours, maternal-offspring behaviour, abnormal behaviour and problem behaviours.

We strongly recommend that, before attempting modification of unwelcome behaviours, you consult with your veterinarian who may in turn refer you to a qualified behaviour counsellor.