Cats suffer too!

In the general imagination, cats are easy to care for, independent, easy-going, and most importantly, much less emotional than dogs. But this image of cats is fundamentally wrong!

While it’s true that cats are more independent and seemingly easier to get along with people, from the experience I’ve gained from my counseling sessions, I can assure you that cats, too, suffer greatly and become problematic when their needs are not met.

Even if your cat doesn’t show any obvious signs of discomfort, I would like to remind you that the cat is a predator and has every hunting instinct within it. If these are not acted out in some way, it leads to frustration. You could give yourself and your cat a special gift and book a simple consultation to help your cat live in harmony with their nature, even if they can’t be “outdoors”.

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There can be a variety of causes, from organic to behavioral. Sometimes it’s just the type or location of the litter box that isn’t right. In any case, a thorough analysis of the situation is required.

Cats mark their territory with urine. When in conflict with other cats or when unsure, they will tag more often. Causes of insecurity can be, for example, changes in daily life (e.g. a move, new furniture, a new family member, whether human or animal) or the arrival of new cats in the area.

How many times have I been contacted by customers fearing the constant attacks of cats on their calves or feet, often in the middle of the night!

The cause of this aggressive behavior often lies in the unstimulated environment or daily routine of cats who live alone with no opportunity to go outside.

The solutions in this case vary depending on the situation and the cat, but always involve enriching the environment and changing the daily routine. Getting a second cat often helps.

You should always consult your veterinarian for excessive aggression, as aggression can also be caused by discomfort or pain.

Cats scratch to defend themselves, mark their territory, play, and trim their nails; it is a completely natural behavior. It is important not to suppress it, but direct it to suitable objects and use various tricks to trick the cat into using them.

Particularly stressed cats may exhibit compulsive behaviors, such as B. the constant licking of their fur.

Grooming the hair is a physiological process related to the well-being of the cat, which is calmed and soothed by the release of certain hormones. However, this must be distinguished from compulsive licking. This can have physiological causes, such as parasites or allergies. If one could rule out these causes, one has to look for stress-inducing factors that led the cat to this strong emotional discomfort. In such cases, the intervention of an animal psychologist is often necessary.

When cats meow, they mainly do so to get attention or to ask for food. But when meowing becomes excessive, it can be for a variety of reasons: a habit that needs changing, boredom, or even the loss of a companion. Another possibility, however, are neurological disorders or metabolic diseases. In such a case, it is always advisable to consult a veterinarian.

Depression in cats is one of the lesser-known pathologies, as it is often mistaken for laziness or a cat’s lack of sociability. In reality, a cat that rests most of the day, reduces its activities to a minimum and becomes “invisible” is a depressed cat. The causes can be varied and should be analyzed.

Cats, too, often suffer from loneliness, despite being described as autonomous and independent. Indeed, in most cases they enjoy the company of their human friends and often suffer in their absence. To help them in this case, there are several options: you can consider getting another kitten that can be a companion, however, the choice of this feline friend should be well thought out and planned.

I’m happy to give you a range of advice on how to better adapt your cat’s living space to their needs, make their day more stimulating, and how to strengthen your relationship through activities together.

These consultations can be conducted in person or online.

Hi, I’m Ruth

I have been fascinated by animals since I was a child and my enthusiasm for them has grown with each passing year. After graduating as a biologist, I first gained practical experience in various jobs before I studied animal psychology at the SGD.

I am currently training to be a dog trainer, but my love and expertise also apply to cats. On the basis of my studies and the wide range of practical experience, I can be a good contact person in search of problem solutions and provide advice

My method

When a cat lover needs help, support or advice on the many possible issues and concerns surrounding their beloved pet, I can offer two types of advice:

1) Online Consultation

You want me to help you understand your pet better, but meeting in person isn’t possible? Some problems can also be easily solved online.

2) Home visit

In many cases, however, direct contact is the better option. So of course I offer home visits if I can easily reach you at your place of residence. I live in Berlin, but I’m also in Rome and Sardinia from time to time.

Consultation prices

The price for an online consultation starts from €50.

For home visits, the price depends on whether the contacts take place in Berlin or in Italy, as well as the distance to the respective place of residence. Separate agreements are made for longer distances.


Our cat, who had been ill for years, was not doing well at all. She had food allergies and trauma and was also plagued with FELV so I had no hope.
I have to thank Ruth for helping us settle down. Our cat is now like a newborn and is finally living its life as a real cat, without further trauma and finally as mistress of its own apartment.
Ruth, you’ve helped us so much, thank you!

– Alice Marchetto –

Ruth is a wonderful person! The passion she puts into her work and her willingness is priceless and can only be found in a few professionals. Thanks to the work we’ve done together, my cats are calmer and more relaxed… Something no vet has been able to help me with before! Ruth is very well prepared for every meeting and shows infinite patience when making contact. I would not only recommend her to those who have problems with their velvet paws, but also to all people who want to understand their animals better. Knowing how they interact and what their needs are is extremely important. Thank you Ruth!

– Angie Bertorello –

Ruth is there for you from the start. She is very thorough and interested in every detail of your animal’s behavior so no information is overlooked. After all, we can only guess and interpret our velvet paws, Ruth is there for everything else!
I had an uncleanliness problem with my oldest cat, and thanks to a series of complex questions Ruth asked me: cat’s environment, eating habits, relationship and other habits, cat’s history etc., after we were sure that the urine values ​​were within the normal range, we were able to identify the problem. During this time Ruth suggested behaviors and changes, for example to the litter box, to remedy the situation and of course we had to try a few things. After a month of study and urine testing we can now say that we have identified the problem which is still partially present but now the direction to go is clear as I was really groping in the dark.
I also have to say that Ruth helped me a lot with finding the right diet (with help from her vet) during the time I was struggling with my little hangover. The little cat now gets food that has been clinically tested to be effective and also a treat for the palate. The cat has put on the pounds he was missing, and his fur has also grown and become fluffier (and he’s happier).
So thanks to Ruth for her constant presence! The difference in work is the passion you put into it, and Ruth puts a lot of that into it!

– Sara –

Contact me

via e-mail: or via a message in WhatsApp (+49 1761 7373733).

We can then agree on the modalities of the consultation or course, the respective duration and the costs over the phone.