Help stop your cat’s destructive behavior, from home

Starting from $11/month.

  • Unlimited vet visits and follow-ups
  • Prescriptions delivered free to you
  • 100% licensed veterinarians

What to know about destructive behavior in cats

Learn what causes destructive behavior in kitties and what to do about it.

Boredom or lack of enrichment

If your cat or kitten isn’t getting enough stimulation or opportunities to release their energy, they might take it out by scratching furniture, knocking things down, destroying plants, and other destructive behaviors. They may also act aggressively toward humans or other pets. Having plenty of toys, scratching surfaces, and a cat tree to climb can help prevent your feline friend from misbehaving.

Stress or anxiety

Cats that are anxious or stressed may end up causing destruction around the house, damaging your furniture and belongings. They may also pee in inappropriate places or meow excessively.


If your cat is eating non-food objects around the house, such as fabrics, paper, and toys, they may be experiencing pica. Pica is a medical condition that causes cats to crave and ingest non-food items. It can eventually lead to serious medical issues (especially if your cat has stopped eating their cat food) so if you see your cat eating something weird or suspect pica, talk to a vet.

Pain or illness

If your cat bites at your furniture or other objects around the house, they may be experiencing pain in their mouth or teeth. Certain illnesses may also cause your cat to go to the bathroom outside the litter box or meow excessively. And pica may be a symptom of a nutritional deficiency.

Medicine & treatments for destructive behavior

Is your cat acting up? Dutch’s team of licensed vets is here to help figure out the root cause of the behavior and how to fix it. Talk to one of our vets over video and they’ll develop a custom treatment plan that may include prescription medications, over-the-counter treatments, behavior modifications, and enrichment advice.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your cat live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $11/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What's included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited access to U.S.-licensed veterinarians over video chat and messaging for up to 5 pets. In many states, our vets can also prescribe medication for pets. Our vets will create a specialized treatment plan for your pet that can include prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, as well as behavioral modification, diet, and/or enrichment advice. A Dutch membership also includes free standard shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with our vets through messaging and video calls. In addition, our Annual + Insurance plan includes $10,000 of emergency insurance. The cost of medication is not included in membership.