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January 16 2015

Autistic Children Benefit With a Pet

A University of Missouri researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lives in the home. When compared the social skills of children with autism who lived with dogs to those who did not, the children with dogs appeared to have greater social skills, according to Gretchen Carlisle, research…

January 14 2015

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015

I resolve to work with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) to lead a revolution to support cats in 2015. Here’s why: By all accounts, you’d think Americans have a love affair with cats. In fact, cats — rather than dogs — are man’s best friends. According to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association…

January 11 2015

Cat Is a Bully

Q: Karma, our 12-year-old cat, picks on our two 15-month-old Labrador mixes. He may even jump on top of one dog and start to hiss and bite; he really carries on. Sometimes, we have to pull him away. No one’s been hurt yet, but the dogs seem terrorized. Any advice? — S.C., via cyberspace A:…

January 10 2015

Cat Behavior Is the Focus: Steve Dale's Pet World

Cats, cats and more cats on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, kicking off with a conversation a with with John Bradshaw, author of “Cat Sense,” and then Jackson Galaxy, from Animal Planet’s ‘My Cat from Hell.’  Listen HERE. Bradshaw says that cats do have this sort of second-class pet citizen perception.  And he…

January 4 2015

Jackson Galaxy on Catificaiton

Jackson Galaxy and I met on a game show for cats! Listen HERE from my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as we talk about that and the content of his newest book (with Kate Benjamin) called “Catificaiton.”  Being inside our homes (which is safer), cats don’t get the chance to do hunt, catch, kill…

January 4 2015

Cat and Dog Game

Q: I have a 10-month-old Bedlington Terrier and a Siamese cat. Our dog is intent on chasing the cat, and it’s annoying. The cat is not afraid and sometimes encourages the dog. How can I stop this from happening? — P.D., via cyberspace A: Hmmm, annoying to whom? “Based on your description, the cat sounds…

January 2 2015

What's the Best Way to Move A Cat

Q: We’re moving from the Las Vegas area to the Chicago area. What’s the best way to move our 12-year-old cat? I’m worried she may be too large to fit under the seat on an airplane. Or should she endure a three-day care ride? I’m in a quandary.  J.N. Henderson, NV A: “I think the…

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