Meghan E. Herron DVM, DACVB explains multimodal environmental modification (MEMO) in an interview withdvm360. MEMO is a method of creating a safe and stimulating environment for cats that meets their needs. This can have a positive effect on their behavior and even certain physical ailments.
The entire discussion can be viewed in the video below. Below is a partial transcript.
Meghan E. Herron DVM, DACVBMultimodal environmental modification (MUM): This encompasses all aspects of the cat’s health and well-being. It’s not enough to provide for their basic needs… We need to look at their entire environment to see what we can do to encourage them to display the behaviors that they are highly motivated to.