Behavioral Help

Melissa Shandley: Melissa is a local cat behavior consultant and pet sitter. She focuses on cat behavior and caters to the special needs of felines. She offers play therapy, clicker training, behavior modification and problem solving to help create harmonious households.
Website: Play and Treat Pet Service

Carole Galloway Carole runs Colorado Cats, the boarding facility. She has 20 years experience working with all the cats she’s seen over the years and can help you solve your cat problems. Call if you live on the East side of Colorado Springs: (719) 495-1858

Many times, Happy Cats receives from calls from owners whose cat(s) have behavioral problems. We recommend the following products to correct behavior issues:

Essential Oils from AnimalEO: 

Dr. Melissa Shelton is an internationally recognized holistic veterinarian, who specializes in using medical grade essential oils for complete and natural care of all animals.  By using essential oils along with nutrition, whole food supplements, and other holistic modalities – Dr. Shelton has helped many animals for which traditional medicine has no answer.


The Kitty Boost is a fundamental item for all cats.  Cats are unique to the essential oil world, and they are certainly opinionated as well.  All good cat owners know, that we should definitely cater to them.  They are in charge.  And, if we go against what their desires are, we are certain to be shunned, not allowed to pet them, and we might not see them materialize from under the bed for weeks! The essential oils contained within the Kitty Boost are specially selected for a wide variety of feline needs.  Expertly blended, and properly diluted, we have had thousands of cats using similar formulas for years.  In our veterinary clinic – we document safety, results, and multiple samples of blood work and urine samples.

Recommendations: Kitty Boost, Aroma Boost, Calm-a-Mile, Happy Cat, Litteroma



Bach Flower Remedies: Bach Flower Remedies uses natural ingredients to calm and soothe your animal and is sold at the Happy Cats retail store.



calming-collarNurtureCALM 24/7 Feline Calming Pheromone Collar (Upto 15″ Neck)

  • Collar can be difficult to fit especially if cat hasn’t worn collars
  • Proven to modify behavior
  • Helps Cats in Fearful and stressful situations
  • Helps with traveling and vet visits



petnaturalsPet Naturals

  • Calming formula is recommended for pets exposed to environmental stressors.
  • Supports stress reduction
  • Helps animals relax and quiet down
  • Reduces irritability
  • Reduces anxiety

Jackson Galaxy: Starting out as a volunteer at Boulder Valley Animal Shelter, Galaxy is now a cat behaviorist with more than twenty years of experience – and the host of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat From Hell. He specializes in helping individuals whose “out of control” cats are turning their lives and homes upside down. He has authored numerous books and posted videos on cat behavior and positive reinforcement. Even if you have the perfect cat, his show will almost always teach you something you didn’t know before.

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