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The On Again/Off Again Litter Box User – Feline Idiopathic (Interstitial) Cystitis

Learn more about Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) , its behavioral symptoms, and some environmental treatments, in this recent blog post by Dr. Sally Foote, at www.drsophiayin.com. https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/the-on-againoff-again-litter-box-user-feline-idiopathic-interstitial-cystitis/

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“Science Friday!”: A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options.

“Science Friday!”: A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options.

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Underlying medical conditions in cats with presumptive psychogenic alopecia.

This study published in 2006 can serve as a reminder to rule out underlying medical conditions before diagnosing cases of feline psychogenic alopecia. From the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, in June, 2006, Volume 228(11): pp. 1705-9. Underlying medical conditions in cats with presumptive psychogenic

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How to Introduce Cats

This piece by Lynn Miller for PetMD includes tips on how to introduce a new cat to a resident cat from Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Megan Maxwell and others. http://www.petmd.com/cat/training/evr_ct_how-to-introduce-cats

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Technician’s Corner Announcement

Hello everyone! My name is Brittany Thomas. I am a licensed veterinary technician at Animal Medical Center of Middletown in Louisville, Kentucky. I am currently working on transitioning the practice to become more Fear Free. I teach puppy socialization classes, and am currently studying to become a

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The Teachable Cat

In this excerpt from her pet behavior column, Dr. Megan Maxwell discusses the role that positive reinforcement can play in the behavior and training of pet cats: Many pet owners are surprised to hear that their cats can learn new behavior in a manner similar to the

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Social Conflict between Household Cats

Dr. Debra Horwitz contributes the most recent blog post to Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201512/social-conflict-between-household-cats

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“Science Friday!”: Comparison of stress experienced by cats examined in a clinic vs home setting

In Press: Nibblett, B. M., Ketzis, J. K., & Grigg, E. K. (2015). Comparison of stress experienced by cats examined in a clinic versus a home setting. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. In this recently published study, Nibblett et al. set out to examine whether cats might experience

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Why do Cats Love Boxes?

In this lighthearted video from Business Insider, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Stephen Zawistowski explains why most cats crave cavorting in a cardboard box! http://www.businessinsider.com/why-do-cats-like-boxes-2013-6

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Nine Strategies for Enhancing Enrichment for Cats with Jobs

Dr. Theresa DePorter reviews some strategies for enhancing feline enrichment and improving cats’ individual welfare. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201507/nine-strategies-enhancing-enrichment-cats-jobs

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