Articles: cat behavior

December 3 2020

Applauding New Rules for Animals In-Flight: Must be Service Dogs

I agree with the airline industry and U.S. Department of Transportation, animals designated as emotional support or comfort animals should no longer be allowed on airplanes, only legitimate service dogs. Having said that, the airlines – who are partially responsible for this issue in the first place – must offer alternatives for pet travel beyond…

December 2 2020

Pets and the Pandemic: A Survey

A recent study published in the journal Animals sought to identify the unique difficulties and/or advantages related to caring for pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from this study indicates that strength of the owner’s attachment to their pet(s), as well as their economic resources, and the characteristics of their household are associated with the types…

November 21 2020

What Does This Kitten Think of Tom & Jerry?

I recently posted a video of a dog watching TV, and may being upset by a nature show featuring hyenas. This kitten clearly isn’t upset when watching a typical Saturday morning Tom & Jerry cartoon.

November 13 2020

Better than TV: Live Action for Cats

It’s enriching and even better than watching Oprah?  Cats and squirrels.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cat Lovers (@cats_yye)

October 25 2020

Cures4Cats Winn Feline Foundation on WGN Radio

Did you know we are in the midst of Cures4Cats Month, and Dr. Vicki Thayer, executive director of the Winn Feline Foundation explains HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show why the non-profit that supports funding for cat health studies will focus on raising money to better understand diabetes in cats.  And it happens…

October 23 2020

Easing Pets’ Anxieties on Halloween

Zombies and baby sharks may not appear at the front door as often this year, and for many pets that’s a blessing. While some pets are excited about those visits, others are hesitant – and some are even terrified. Here are some tips regarding Halloween and pets on Halloween: For starters, many pets become frightened…

October 20 2020

Decoding Your Geriatric Cat with Dr. Debra Horwitz

Following the amazing sales – which continues – of Decoding Your Dog, authored by members of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Dr. Debra Horwitz also co-edits the current new release Decoding Your Cat.  She talks with me right here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about problems which geriatric cats specifically have. …

October 16 2020

Decoding Your Cat: Not Exactly in Your Cat’s Horoscope or Reading Tea Leaves

In the book Decoding Your Cat -now out – I wrote in the book’s Introduction, “Veterinary behaviorists are last responders. When no one else can assist, they swoop in and save the day.” Following a talk by a veterinary behaviorist, maybe 10 years ago now, at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, I was…

October 14 2020

Pam Johnson-Bennett: Cat vs. Cat

A two-part conversation on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with the Queen of Cat Behavior Pam Johnson-Bennett on cats getting along with other cats, particularly how to introduce a new cat into the home. Johnson-Bennett just released an updated version of Cats vs. Cat: Keeping peace when you have more than one…

October 9 2020

Be a Cat Ambassador

I’ve been preaching this for some time.  Was me at the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference in 2018.

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