Cat Behavior Topics and Resources

The Sacramento SPCA website contains a wealth of written information about cats and cat behavior issues, as well as links to other resources. The following table will direct you to the information most appropriate to your situation.

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE INFORMATION IN THE RECOMMENDED RESOURCES AND TRY THE SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS BEFORE CONTACTING THE SACRAMENTO SPCA ABOUT YOUR ISSUE.

If you’ve done that, and the solutions in our handouts haven’t helped, you can get further help from the Behavior and Training department by visiting our Behavior Helpline Page. We will review your issues and get back to you as soon as possible by email.

If you do not have email access, you can leave a phone message at 916-504-2848. Leave your address in the message and we’ll mail a helpline form to fill out and return.

ISSUE: RESOURCES:
General topics of interest to cat owners. Before You Declaw Your Cat
Cat Toys – Choosing and Using Them
Cats Indoors or Outdoors
Tags Are For Cats Too
Did you just adopt an adult cat? Introducing Cats
Is your cat a kitten? When Your Cat or Kitten Plays Rough
Is your cat an adolescent? When Your Cat or Kitten Plays Rough
Is your cat eliminating outside the litterbox? Dealing with Litterbox Issues
Introducing Cats
Is your cat having trouble with other cats in the household? Aggression Between Family Cats
Introducing Cats
Is your cat showing aggressive behavior towards
people
Cat Aggression Towards People
When Your Cat or Kitten Plays Rough
Is your cat scratching furniture, jumping on counters,
making too much noise, or otherwise engaging in disruptive or
destructive behavior
Cats and Scratching
The Vocal Cat
Up All Night: The Cat Who Wakes You
Are neighborhood cats soiling your yard or disturbing
your own cats?
Keeping Roaming Cats Away
Is your cat anxious, shy, or over-stressed? The Fearful Cat