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Separation Anxiety in Cats

Separation anxiety (probably separation distress may be a better terminology) is well documented in dogs, but in cats? Giving cats with separation distress something to do in your absence is a good idea After all cats aren’t supposed to need us, how can they suffer stress by our departures. Well, despite being more independent than…

Condoms for Cats

I don’t exactly get this story about condoms for cats, but – if nothing else – it’s getting attention. Cats can’t put condoms on themselves, since the love glove could get punctured by his claws.  Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance executive director Amy Angelilli expect people to use the organization’s newest product, Tom Cat Condoms?…

Murdering Stray Dogs

According to the news service reports I’ve seen, this week, at the last minute – Argentina has put off their plans to seek out and kill stray dogs. The primary concern is the spread of leptospirosis, particularly in and around the Southern city of Neuquen. The fate of countless stray dogs in Iraq earlier in…

Animal Behavior Coffee House On the Web

ATLANTA, GA. — Decades ago, legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson realized that preventing behavior problems keeps pets in homes. He’s been barking the same mantra for a very long time. Dr. R. K. Anderson “It’s all about behavior. When there are no behavior problems, there’s a stronger bond with the pet,” adds Anderson. In…

Hail to the Chief Veterinarian

I now know what all the commotion was about in Atlanta at the AVMA Convention. Streets were closed, secret service was everywhere. I thought it was for this guy: But instead could it have been for this guy? On July 30,, Dr. Larry Kornegay was installed at the new President of the American Veterinary Medical…

Best Animal Behavior Website Gets Better with Expert Overview

I am proud to say I’m a part of this story. When legendary veterinary behaviorist Dr. R. K. Anderson told me, “I’m the same age as Betty White, you know…and I want to assure a positive future for ABRIonline,org (Animal Behavior Resources Institute).” I’m on the Board of Director at the American Humane Association, which…

Pets for Pat

Likes lots in life….more complex than this video makes it out to be….but the gist is right, overall. Anyway, Illinois voters with pets (or without) should know.

USA Weekend Cover Story: Why Pets Are Priceless

It’s common knowledge that pets are good for us. Scientists around the world know this! There are now two questions those of us in my world are asking… One of those questions I address in this past weekend’s USA Weekend. Read about new studies revealing WHY pets are good for us. I mean exactly, what’s…

The Oldest Cat

Cat Fancy magazine asked their readers to report the oldest cat. The winner is 28-year old Possom, rescued by Kenny and Mony Bryant just before their wedding day in 1982. What’s amazing about Possom is she’s retained her girlish looks, svelte figure and good health for all these years. It’s seems as she’s gone Hollywood…

Pet Insurance is a Wise Investment

Seems everyone is talking about pet insurance. A piece in the Chicago Tribune notes pet insurance is gaining in popularity – true….but still, around 90 percent of pet owners don’t have insurance, and most of those pet owners don’t even know pet insurance exists. There remain many misconceptions about pet insurance. – Some people actually…

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