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Animal Behavior Case of the Month

Sun-A Kim DVM, MS1 and Melissa J. Bain DVM, DACVB, MS, DACAW2
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  • 1 Clinical Animal Behavior Service, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Chungbuk National University, Korea
  • | 2 Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA
Signalment

The patient was a 12-year-old 5.1-kg castrated male domestic shorthair (DSH) cat.

History

The patient was presented for defecating, and urinating outside its litterbox, with urine deposited on vertical and horizontal surfaces. It also displayed aggression toward one of the household cats.

The cat was rescued and bottle-raised by its first owner. This owner married its current owner seven years before the presentation; the original owner passed away five years after the marriage. At the time of presentation, the cat lived with 2 other cats, a 20-year-old spayed female DSH and a 16-year-old spayed female DSH. Both of these

Contributor Notes

Corresponding author: Dr. Kim (sunkim.dvm@gmail.com)

In collaboration with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists