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...
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
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
In a 2012 study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Emma Grigg and colleagues examined the preference of 28 cats, each provided with a covered and an uncovered litter box. Boxes were cleaned daily and waste was measured in each box....
Dear Dr. Maxwell, We have a 7-year-old neutered male indoor cat named Bruce. Bruce is a nice cat with one big exception: he refuses to poop in a litter box. He pees in it religiously but will poop on the floor near a litter box. This has been going...
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