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  • Prescriptions delivered to you
  • Unlimited vet visits & follow-ups

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 $15/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited video chat access to licensed U.S. veterinarians. Additionally, in certain states our vets can prescribe medication for pets. Members receive specialized treatment plans for their pet that can include medications, therapeutics, and behavioral modification advice (or a combination of all 3). A Dutch membership also includes free shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with Dutch-affiliated vets through messaging and video calls.

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 states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for your pet we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!