Award-winning Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider is a Feline Behavior Science Author and Founder of the First Cats Exclusively Behavior Practice in the United States and Founder of the “Cat Behaviorist” Specialty
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Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Mieshelle Nagelschneider studied animal behavior at Oxford University and the University of Edinburgh – Royal School of Veterinary Studies, and is the author of New York Times acclaimed feline behavior science book published in 4 languages by Random House Publishing. Founder and director of the clinic in 1999, her in-depth scientific analysis of the behavior and evolutionary biology of the cat has enabled her to help thousands of cat owners over two decades and in over 30 countries, solve their cat’s behavior issues. View 350 solved case study reviews and client testimonials.
Recipient of the Golden Purr Award for her contribution to cat behavior, you can learn more about her other animal studies including her study at Harvard University (here) that has enabled her to assess and effectively solve cat behavior issues.
You can also watch Mieshelle on National Geographic’s Animals Doing Things with Howie Mandel as their cat expert and other cat behavior documentaries by Nat Geo Wild. As a cat behavior science author she is also the cat expert for many of National Geographic’s published works on the 37 species of wildcats, tigers, and every breed of the domestic house cat and is a notable expert of wildcat hybrids.
She is known for her global leadership in cat behavior education. Her passion and curiosity about cats along with her formal study in animal behavior, continues to put her on the forefront of cat behavior knowledge crossing the conventional boundaries of the cat behavior specialty. Dr Jim Shultz DVM, who was also a featured author in Mieshelle’s cat behavior science book, performs in-home consultations locally only where he is licensed to practice and vet-to-vet remote consultations. Dr. Brad also assists with behavior consultations. Mieshelle performs consultations world-wide either remotely by phone or video or in-person (she’s conducted consultation in the Philippines, Australia, Japan, and Costa Rica).
Why The Cat Behavior Clinic is Unique
The Cat Behavior Clinic is a unique organization devoted to both researching and solving cat behavior problems, and unlike many cat behavior services, we have both a licensed veterinarians and cat behaviorists. Many cats we work with have both medical and behavioral issues at play. The clinic opened in 1999 (prior to that is was Help Your Cat Behavior Consulting in 1990) and now serves satisfied clients all over the world conducting phone or Zoom video behavior consultations. The Cat Behavior Clinic is a nationally known veterinarian-referred cat behavior counselor practice. Please visit our Cat Behaviorist homepage.
Mieshelle has been a long time member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, Cat Behavior Counselors (Certified) and past associate certified cat counselor of the International Association of Animal Behavior Counselors. She has dedicated 20 years to consulting with cat owners around the world to solve their cats’ behavior problems. The clinic performs behavior data studies and has provided science-based Cat Whisperer™ behavioral consulting services to thousands of cats worldwide.
The C.A.T Behavior Plan
The Cat Behavior Clinic has exclusive rights to Mieshelle’s proprietary C.A.T. Plan™ Cat Behavior Wellness Program, the most effective, comprehensive, and up-to-date cat behavior wellness program for curing the most common cat behavior problems. Mieshelle has spent 20 years developing a method so effective that clients who follows it are typically seeing a success rate of more than 90%. Success rates are even higher for issues that have not been chronic and habituated over years.
Achieving the impossible
Through word-of-mouth and satisfied clients as well as our work with wild cat sanctuaries, national and international humane societies/SPCA’s, veterinary practices, and national and international shelters (including Best Friend’s Animal Society), The Cat Behavior Clinic has become renowned in the field and especially at solving the so-called “unfixable” cat behavior issue. See our Media Room for national and international media recognition.
Many people will tell you that it’s impossible to train or otherwise change the behavior of a cat. But over the last two decades the clinic has successfully applied a method consisting of compassionate awareness (specifically, your cat being a descendant of the African wildcat) and a three-part behavior modification cat behavior wellness program to help resolve the unwanted behaviors of thousands of cats, and we’re here to show cat lovers that cats’ behavior can be reliably and consistently changed for the better. And we’ll show you exactly how using the uniquely effective three-stage method of solving every one of the seven major cat behavior problems.
We deal with the most extreme behavior issues in cats, as well as everyday problems like aggression, spraying, and litter box issues—problems that cause millions of cats to be surrendered to shelters every year. In the U.S. there are 88 million households that include one or more cats and virtually every one of those cat owners has at some point dealt with feline behavior that drove them nuts. And the truth is, almost every cat behavior problem is solvable. If a cat is placed in an environment that falls in line with his natural cat instincts and is conducive to his happiness, everything will fall into place (yes, even the way you desire). Otherwise, his unwanted behaviors (which are instinctual) will surface. It all depends on the surrounding circumstances for each cat.
Cats are not like dogs. They are also not like humans. All cat behavior consulting has to start with this awareness. That’s because nearly all failed efforts to modify cats’ behavior assume that cat psychology is like dog psychology (or worse, like human psychology). These efforts are doomed to fail because they are based on ignorance of the uniqueness of individual cats and instinctual colony behavior dynamics.