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Watch more Cat Care & Grooming videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/464-Cat-Care-and-Grooming Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn to treat cat behavior problems with medication with this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Determine the problem Determine your cat's problem and decide if you should see your veterinarian. If you decide to see them, be sure to explain all of the behaviors in detail. Tip Talking to your vet about options can help you decide the best treatment plan. Step 2: Decide on medication Decide on the proper medication with the help of your veterinarian. There are generally four types of medicine for cat behavior: benzodiazepines, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Step 3: Understand the results Understand how the medication and its dose will affect the behavior so you can recognize changes. The veterinarian prescribing the medication can give you this information. Tip It is important to understand the side effects of any medication you give your cat in order to properly monitor their health. Step 4: Give the medication Give the medication to the cat at a regularly scheduled time. It may not be easy to give a cat medication, but try gently holding your cat's jaw open and rewarding them with a treat before starting the medicine regimen. Step 5: Modify the behavior Modify the behavior with additional behavior training to complement the medication. Once you've modified behavior be sure to always pay close attention to any signs of the behavior returning. If it doesn't, you've got your best pal back in shape. Did You Know? The average cat sleeps about 16 hours per day.
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