Mieshelle Nagelschneider

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Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Nationality United States
Occupation Animal behaviorist, author, pet product spokesperson
Website www.thecatbehaviorclinic.com www.catwhispererbook.com

Mieshelle Nagelschneider is an American cat behaviorist, author and founder of The Cat Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon and the spokesperson for Arm & Hammer cat litter products.[1]

Nagelschneider, who has been dubbed "The Cat Whisperer", began consulting with clients in the Pacific Northwest. During her twenty-year career, she has worked with clients worldwide.[2]

Nagelschneider's clients include celebrities and other public figures in need of consultation for their cats' behavioral problems. Included among them are Charlize Theron and the Barbi Twins.[citation needed]

Nagelschneider has also consulted the owners of some famous cats, including the owner of Homer, a blind rescue featured in the book, Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat. The author, Gwen Cooper, wrote the forward to Nagelschneider's first book.[3][4]

Education and training[edit]

Nagelschneider was raised in Redmond, Oregon, and attended several academic institutions, including Harvard University, where she studied animal cognition.[citation needed] She is a former veterinary assistant. Nagelschneider is a member of the Animal Behavior Society, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.


Nagelschneider devised the "C.A.T." cat behavior modification plan, a program detailed in her recent book The Cat Whisperer. The plan is used to address a multitude of common domestic feline behavior problems.[5][6][7]



Nagelschneider is the author of the scientific and scholarly-cited[citation needed] cat behavior book The Cat Whisperer, which is published in multiple languages and coauthored by Cameron Powell. Nagelschneider has her own cat behavior column on the Animal Rescue Site—"Cat Whispering 101" and on Pet360 where she also serves on their Feline Advisory Board.[8]

Nagelschneider is a contributor to several national and international publications.[7][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]

Nagelschneider is a spokesperson for Arm & Hammer pet products[16][17][18] and also served as the International Cat Behavior Expert for Whiskas.

Radio and television appearances[edit]

Nagelschneider has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, including the The Today Show, Australia's The Circle, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet and Martha Stewart Living Radio.[19][20][21][22][23]

Print and online media[edit]

As an animal behavior specialist, Nagelschneider has commented or been referenced in The New York Times, New York Post, Toronto Star, The Boston Globe, USA Today, Real Simple, Salon, Cat Fancy, The Globe and Mail, The Animal Rescue Site, The New Republic, and others.[10][24][25][26][27]

Charity work[edit]

Nagelschneider is a strong proponent of helping cat-advocacy organizations and has recently endorsed the Paw Project, an anti-declawing program based in Los Angeles along with the LA-based Stray Cat Alliance, a rescue organization focused on the recovery and care of stray and feral cats.[4][28] She is also strongly committed to raising awareness for the plight of black cats, and helping those in need find loving homes despite the persistent stigma associated with them.


  1. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-arm--hammer-cat-litter-study-finds-that-cats-have-a-dramatically-positive-effect-on-owners-moods-300071115.html
  2. ^ "The cat whisperer". Salon.com. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  3. ^ Carlton, Jordan (2013-10-03). "Through Golden Eyes: 'Cat Whisperer' Mieshelle Nagelschneider & 'Cat Daddy' Jackson Galaxy Join Forces for Stray Cat Alliance". Throughgoldeneyes.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  4. ^ a b "'Purrfect' Match: 'Cat Whisperer' Mieshelle Nagelschneider & 'Cat Daddy' Jackson Galaxy Join Forces for Stray Cat Alliance – News Watch". Newswatch.nationalgeographic.com. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  5. ^ Soard, Lori. "Cat Whisperer Interview". Cats.lovetoknow.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  6. ^ "On Cats Behaving Badly And Convincing Them To Stop | Deep Roots MagazineDeep Roots Magazine". Deeprootsmag.org. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  7. ^ a b "PurrTopia.com". Aboutus.org. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131216233755/http://www.pet360.com/article.xml. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "About Mieshelle Nagelschneider, Author of The Cat Whisperer – The Animal Rescue Site". Theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  10. ^ a b Schillinger, Liesl (2013-04-26). "The Year of the Cat". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  11. ^ "Why Cats Do What They Do – and How to Get Them to Do What You Want | Cat Whisperer Book". Catwhispererbook.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  12. ^ Fagen, Cynthia R. (2013-03-24). "Herding cats | New York Post". Nypost.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  13. ^ "The Cat Whisperer Book Just Released – Cats Finally Demystified – The Business Journals". Bizjournals.com. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  14. ^ "ethology | CATS IN THE BOOKS". Catunes.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  15. ^ Lewak, Doree (2012-10-14). "Crazy sexy cat lady | New York Post". Nypost.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131216183032/http://www.lecanadian.com/news/lifestyles/2013/11/25/541.html. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "ARM & HAMMER® Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder". Armandhammerpets.ca. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  18. ^ [1][dead link]
  19. ^ TODAY. "Me-wow! Training tips for your feline – Video on". Today.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  20. ^ "Interview on Australia's "The Circle" – Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider". YouTube. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  21. ^ "The Cat Whisperer (Bonus interview) – Tooth and Claw – CBC Player". Cbc.ca. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  22. ^ "Meow Musings and Next Monday's Show – The Daily Wag – Pets – MarthaStewart.com". Dailywag.marthastewart.com. 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  23. ^ "March 3, 2013: Everest Emergency, How to Train Your Cat, and More – News Watch". Newswatch.nationalgeographic.com. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  24. ^ "How to train a cat | Toronto Star". Thestar.com. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  25. ^ Peters, Sharon L. (2010-01-05). "Pet Talk: Cats can have finicky friendships, too. Just ask Gus. – USATODAY.com". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  26. ^ "Cat fever goes viral in America, even beyond Internet – Lifestyle". The Boston Globe. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  27. ^ Stein, Perry (2012-03-01). "Mieshelle Nagelschneider". New Republic. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  28. ^ "NKLA Adoption Weekend Saves Nearly 400 L.A. Shelter Pets". Topanga Messenger. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2014-02-28.