Your vet may recommend a meeting with Dr. Chalcraft to discuss and work on feline behavior problems including (but not limited to):

  • Aggression (toward humans and other cats)
  • Fear
  • House soiling and spraying
  • Separation anxiety
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Attention-seeking behavior

 Dr. Chalcraft travels across the Chicagoland area for in-home consultations and is also available for phone consultations.  In-home meetings last approximately two hours. After the meeting, Dr. Chalcraft sends the client a detailed behavior report and treatment plan and sends an abbreviated version to your veterinarian, if you wish. Each meeting includes two months of unlimited phone and email follow-up. Additional in-person meetings and follow-ups are available at a discount.

Before the appointment, please download the Cat Consultation Form (you’ll need Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher). Fill out all applicable sections and either fax to 773-733-0877 or email as an attachment prior to the consultation. This form is not mandatory but can be very helpful.

      Cat Behavior Seminars

Shelters, veterinary staff, and rescue groups may be interested in Dr. Chalcraft’s seminars on cat behavior including:

  • Aggression
  • Manifestations of stress
  • Feral cat socialization and rehabilitation

Natural behaviors, problem behaviors, and reward-based solutions will be presented and discussed.




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Cat consultation form is courtesy of Landsberg, Hunthausen, and Ackerman (2003)