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Me-OUCH: Helping Aggressive Cats-Part 1: Now I Bite You: Aggression to Humans

Part 1: Now I Bite You: Aggression to Humans
In part one, we'll be focusing specifically on aggression directed at humans: types, causes, and treatments, both medical and behavioral
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Join us for this unique collaboration in which a Veterinary Behaviorist and a Cat Behavior Consultant explore aggression in cats. Our feline friends do not receive much attention when it comes to behavior issues compared to their canine counterparts. Many cat guardians don't even know that they can get professional help to resolve cat aggression issues in the home.

Cat Land is NOT the same as Dog World. While the learning principles are the same, there are important species differences that can challenge the best of us.

We will start by learning more about the natural history of cats and how it impacts their social behaviors. Then we will discuss underlying causes of aggression, diagnostic categories, behavioral first aid, and comprehensive treatment options including medications.

Cats who hiss, growl, swat, or bite can get better with treatment.
Meet the instructor

Marry Malloy

After much studying and encouragement from her ASPCA mentors, Mary completed a Cat Behavior Consulting mentorship through the IAABC, and in 2017 added feline behavior consultations to her practice.
When not seeing private clients, Mary works as a Cat Behavior Counselor for the Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team at the ASPCA. She also assists adopters from NYC Animal Care and Control and volunteers at quarterly adoption events to help new pet adopters with their behavior and training questions. You can also find her at vet offices and community groups around NYC giving talks about canine and feline body language and running community dog classes and kitten socialization classes whenever and wherever she can.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the instructor

Dr. E’Lise Christensen, DVM, DACVB
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Dr. E’Lise Christensen DVM is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and an international lecturer and author. Dr. C received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2002. She first became interested in veterinary behavior as a high school student when she worked at a veterinary practice and began training animals for pet therapy at a local substance abuse facility. While in veterinary school she researched separation anxiety in shelter dogs, was an assistant trainer at an animal shelter, and studied with numerous board-certified veterinary behaviorists.
Patrick Jones - Course author