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August 18 2020

Decoding Your Cat: Feline Elimination Problems

The most common cause of death in cats (and dogs) is behavior.  When the human/animal bond fractures pets are relinquished, and it the case of cats sometimes just booted outside. The most common behavior problems in cats are all discussed in the new book, Decoding Your Cat, co-edited by Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Dr. Debra Horwitz…

August 16 2020

Decoding Your Cat on WGN Radio

Dr. Kelly Ballantyne is a Chicago-based veterinary behaviorist and a contributor to Decoding Your Cat . We spend time talking all things cats HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. I explain how Decoding Your Dog came about, and because that book continues to sell so well, it’s no surprise the publisher gave…

August 10 2020

2 FREE Events Hosted by Steve Dale, Separation Distress and COVID and Decoding Your Cat

FREE is a good word, and equal opportunity, one dog webinar and one webinar is for cats: * August 11: Dogs Love COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders, but What’s Next – Separation Distress –  I will offer ways to predict whether your dog will have separation anxiety, and products and behavior modification to use to help…

August 8 2020

International Cat Day: Making Cats Happy One Cat at a Time

International Cat Day celebrates happy cats every August 8. The day was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  The day is truly international in scope, but though cats are the most popular pet on the planet they often remain misunderstood and even those who love them may not provide suitable welfare.…

July 19 2020

Finally Chicago Closing a Loophole so No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits are Sold at Pet Stores; Also Enriching Cat Lives

Because of puppy mills, over 355 cities and many counties have now banned the sales of dogs and cats (and also rabbits in some cities) at pet stores. Cari Meyers, founder of the Puppy Mill Project and Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States Marc Ayers join me HERE on my Steve…

July 12 2020

Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Listen HERE to this week’s Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio show with Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society describes not only what’s going on at her shelter but also talking about the overall Chicago shelter scene – and so far, so great. Adoptions and fosters remain way up. Klehm comments on…

July 2 2020

Cats and Fireworks

Dogs are generally more willing and able to reveal their emotions to us. Cats may mask how they’re really feeling, or we may misinterpret. When talking about fear of fireworks usually the conversations are dogcentric – but cats can lose their lives in several different ways just because there are fireworks outdoors. Anytime, there’s a…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

May 13 2020

Talk on Decoding Your Cat

Decoding Your Cat, now available on Amazon, was co-edited by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Herron, who Dr. Liz Bales and myself interview. In Decoding Your Cat, members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (also co-edited by Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. Carlo Sracusa) reveal why cats do what they do, and often what they’re…

April 23 2020

Talking Cats: Decoding Your Cat with Dr. Meghan Herron

Some say the task is absolutely impossible, even Sherlock Holmes wouldn’t be able to decode cats. If anyone can decode cats, it’s the combined efforts of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Following the top-selling and critical acclaim of Decoding Your Dog, finally Decoding Your Cat is available (pre-order on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com) and is…

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