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.
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 alopecia. Authors:...
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
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 veterinary technician...
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 way that...
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
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 more stress...
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