Articles: cat behavior

Watch Facebook Live on Banning Declaw

Dr. Robin Downing is Boarded animal rehabilitation, and is a renown expert on pain/pain management of companion animals and is a clinical bioethicist. She is adamantly opposed to declaw. We are speaking together at the FETCH Veterinary conference in San Diego on December 13 about why declaw is a VERY bad idea. Watch Dr. Downing…

Dr. Robin Downing and Steve Dale Talk Declaw at FETCH

Today there is more information than ever regarding declaw in cats. We know better about how to use behavior modification and even a new pheromone product called Feliscratch to attract cats and kittens to scratching posts. We also know more about the deleterious medical problems that are directly correlated to declaw. In this instance causation…

Contra Freeloading, A New Way to Feed Pets

Contra freeloading is one of my favorite topics to talk about. I discuss how to enrich pets’ lives with Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina. Sure, we can talk about what to feed our pets but equally as important is how to feed them. Contra freeloading refers working for meals, even as a preference…

Pain Management for Pets

Pain management for pets is as important as a topic can get. And here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show I discuss just that with Dr. Tamara Grubb, a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia…

The Necessity of Early Socialization, Dr. Houlihan of the AVMA

Socialization has become a buzz word. People know the word, care about socializing their pet but exactly what does it mean? I talk with Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare about the topic on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Indeed socialization is imperative – and we talk about why that…

Million Cat Challenge and Dr. Kate Hurley

It’s called the Million Cat Challenge, and Dr. Kare Hurley, director of Koret Shelter Medicine Program University of California Davis explains on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. They exceeded their expectations – by FAR! Dr.Hurley is talks about paying attention in a new way to the cats’ environments, and meeting their needs…

Steve Dale Purrs on Part Two of the Purr Podcast

On the Purr Podcast, Dr Jolle Kirpensteijn and Dr. Susan Little ask me many questions in part two of our conversation. Listen HERE, as we begin by talking about the Winn Feline Foundation. I offer a few examples of the difference Winn Feline has made for cats, and one easy and dramatic story is how…

Cat Allergies May Soon Become a Problem of the Past

Allergies to cats are incredibly common (about one in five adults), and now Purina scientists have found a way to abate the allergies and along with it lots of the uncomfortable symptoms people have. This means most people allergic to cats will soon be able to live with them in the first place, and do…

New York Now First State to Ban Declaw

New York State is now the first U.S. state to ban declawing cats. In June, state lawmakers passed Assembly person Linda Rosenthal (D)Manhattan bill to ban the procedure, which truly amputates cat’s claws. Governor Cuomo not only signed the bill, but he called the declaw procedure “archaic, inhumane and unnecessary.” “Declawing is a cruel and…

You’re Invited to Free Animal Behaviour Society Event

Dr. Terri Bright, director of the Behavior Department at MSPCA-Angell, about The 56th Annual Conference of ABS (Animal Behaviour Society) and joint meeting with the Ethological Congress, a conference coming to Chicago as part of the ABS Annual Meeting and FREE PUBLIC DAY. The Animal Behaviour Society free event is Saturday, July 27, 9:00AM-1:00 PM…

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