Cat Behaviorist Tells Us How to Handle Pet Loss

Marilyn Krieger answers the tough questions on how you and your cat can handle grief.

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1. What are the circumstances that will cause a cat to grieve?
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2. What are the signs of a grieving cat?
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3. How do you help a cat get over his grief?
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4. Are there pet loss resources available for grieving owners?
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5. For how long does a cat typically grieve?
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6. Will bringing a new cat in immediately after the loss of the bonded companion help the surviving cat get over his grief?
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7. How long should the wait period be before bringing in a new cat?
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Bio:
Marilyn Krieger, MA, a nationally known certified cat behavior consultant (CCBC), helps resolve cat behavior issues using a combination of positive methods, including behavior modification, training techniques and education. One of her goals is to educate people about cats and cat behavior to keep cats from being needlessly surrendered to shelters and euthanized for resolvable behavior challenges. In addition to having her own cat behavior consulting business called The Cat Coach, Marilyn volunteers at the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo, Calif. She answers calls on the Animal Behavior Help Line, focusing on cat-behavior issues.

In addition to consulting and writing cat behavior articles and columns, Marilyn teaches classes and lectures nationally on cat behavior. Marilyn is also the coordinator for the California Bengal Cat Rescue group, part of the international Bengal Rescue Network. Many of the cases that come to her in rescue are behavior related. Marilyn has successfully resolved these issues by working with owners, veterinarians, and cats.

For more information about Marilyn and her cat consulting services, please click here.
She is a proud certified member of the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants).

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Beth    St. Petersburg, FL

8/31/2007 7:15:25 AM

I love the picture on page 42 of the metal cat with the red heart and would like to purchase one just like it . Do you have a contact? Thank you

beth    St. Petersburg, FL

8/31/2007 7:14:55 AM

I love the picture on page 42 of the metal cat with the red heart and would like to purchase one just like it . Do you have a contact? Thank you

David    Sioux Falls, SD

7/30/2007 11:20:36 PM

These articles were very helpful. Thank you. I'm looking forward to your next articles.

Rhonda    Redwood Shores, CA

7/19/2007 2:28:25 PM

Great feature. I was devastated to lose two cats within a month of each other last year, and I wish I'd known then that there was support out there. I also didn't realize that cats grieved as well... and so deeply! I'm grateful to be better informed. Thank you!

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