Can Music Make Cats Less Stressed? by Mikel Maria Delgado, PhD Psychology I love music – always have. I listen a lot – while I’m working, while I’m cooking, while I’m driving, running, if I’m not sleeping there might be some music in the background (right now, it’s Bob Mould’s new...
Cats in the Basement: Let’s Help Them Venture Forth! (Part 3) by Cheryl Kolus, DVM, KPA-CTP In Part 2 of this series, we discussed big-picture strategies to help mitigate your cat’s fear and talked about triggers and reinforcers. We also emphasized the importance of ruling out underlying medical problems and...
Cats in the Basement: Let’s Help Them Venture Forth! (Part 2) by Cheryl Kolus, DVM, KPA-CTP In the last article, we looked at why some cats are fearful, the body language of fear, levels of fear and the effects of fear. Now that you have a better understanding of...
Cats in the Basement: Let’s Help Them Venture Forth! by Cheryl Kolus, DVM, KPA-CTP A recent client told me that her petsitter, who stops by a couple times a day when they’re out of town to care for the couple’s two dogs and two cats, has never seen Whisper,...
Do food puzzles increase feline frolicking? By Mikel Maria Delgado, PhD Psychology I’m a big fan of food puzzles as an enrichment choice for cats. As natural predators, cats have evolved to work for their food. We brought them inside, handed them a bowl of food, and took their...
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Help for the Multi-cat Household By Cheryl Kolus, DVM In many ways, our pet cats today are not that different from their wild ancestor, the African wildcat. They even look similar. According to Wild Cats Magazine, the African wildcat is mostly nocturnal, hides...
How refreshing it is to feel the warm breeze and see the pops of color appearing around town as we (finally!) move into spring. For those of us who like to fancy ourselves green-thumbed, one of the brightest aspects of spring is the chance to get back into the...
We all know about catnip – what it is, what it does, and why it might be a good idea to use it to help train your cat. But how much do you actually know about the famous feline drug? This following article contains more than a few things...
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/
“Science Friday!”: A review of cat behavior in relation to disease risk and management options.
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