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August 19 2016

Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22. Most kittens often do see a veterinarian, but after that most cats do not and frankly —- be ready —- I think that is animal abuse. Enough playing around, cats are not getting proper care without veterinary care. End of story. And that’s a shame…

August 19 2016

Do Pets Have a Sense of Humor?

Our pets have emotions all kinds. That’s not news to pet owners. In fact, pet owners have known this for thousands of years. However, scientists, until recently, called it anthropomorphizing, or offered other explanations. One of the first scientists to peek inside brains to prove that animals do have basic feelings is Jaak Panksepp, who…

June 22 2016

Hands-On Behavior Learning at AVMA

Pets are afraid of the veterinary clinic. When the cat carrier appears, the cat relocates to the next county, or dogs hit the brakes and begin to tremble when they realize where that car ride has taken them, pet owners aren’t as likely to come back. When pets are anxious, their people are too. The…

June 15 2016

More Evidence Regarding Declaw in Cats

Increasingly, it appears fewer cat owners seek to have their cats declawed. Increasingly, organized veterinary medicine discourages declaw (Onychectomy), and increasingly some individual veterinarian refuse under any circumstances to declaw. Other veterinarians will only declaw after all behavior alternatives are tried. There’s no data to absolutely demonstrate, but declaw is likely being done today far…

May 6 2016

Mother Knows Best

Q: My mother told me to write you – as she says you are the person will all the answers. When I take my makeup off, I use baby oil. My cat, Daisy, sits on the sink waiting to lick the top of the bottle. Is baby oil harmful to cats? M. H., St. Petersburg,…

April 4 2016

Do Speak with Your Veterinarian About Any Change in Behavior

Sometimes pet owners either believe their veterinarian doesn’t want to hear about pet behavior problems, isn’t qualified to help or often people are just to embarrassed to bring up. However, for starters, any change in a pet’s behavior may actually signal a medical explanation, which the veterinarian needs to know, says Dr. Pamela Nicholas, board…

February 13 2016

Duffer Schultz

When legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. R. K. Anderson first told me, “And Duffer will film the segment,” it was like a “who’s on first” routine. I said, “What? You’re bringing a golfer?” “No,” laughed R. K. “I don’t know about golf.” “Is that Duffer something you hit a golf ball with?” “No, it’s my videographer.”…

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