Behavior Library - Cat Behavior Resources

Adopting a Fearful Cat

Learn how to bring a shy cat into your home, establish trust, and build a relationship with your new member of the family.

Adopting an Undersocialized Kitten

Learn how to make the transition into your home easier and smoother after adopting a shy kitten.

Affection Eaters

Learn tips to ensure your affection eater gets proper nutrition.

Aggression Toward People

Learn why cats act aggressively toward people and how to recognize aggressive behavior.

Anxiety Chemical Relievers

Learn about the types of anxiety relieving products on the market, so you can have a conversation with your veterinarian about the best course of treatment.

Bringing Your New Cat Home

Whether you already have a cat or dog at home or not, learn step by step the best ways to introduce a new cat to your home.

Carrier Introduction

Making your cat feel comfortable in a carrier will make travel and trips to the vet much easier.  Learn how to introduce your cat to a carrier with this step by step guide.

Carriers and Vet Visits

Helping your cat feel comfortable in a carrier will make travel and trips to the vet much easier.  Learn how to introduce your cat to a carrier with this step by step guide.

Cats and Kids

Learn how to encourage proper interaction and play between cats and kids.

Claw Clipping

Clipping your cat’s claws helps keep the claws in good shape.  Learn the proper way to trim your cat’s claws and some tips to make it easier for both of you.  The SF SPCA also offers a Cat Claw Clipping Clinic to trim your cat’s claws for you.  Call 415-554-3030 for more information.

Common Household Poisons

Keep your cat safe by learning what household items and plants are poisonous to cats.

Correcting Your Cat's Behavior

Learn appropriate ways to correct and manage your cat’s unwanted behavior.

Declawing

Delcawing your cat is a painful and needless operation.  Learn ways to curb your cat’s behavior and about alternatives to declawing your cat.

Dental Cleaning

Learn why it is important to properly care for your pet’s teeth and the benefits of using anesthesia for a thorough cleaning and examination.

Excessive Meowing

Learn why your cat is excessively meowing and ways to address this behavior.

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