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Cats!!

My latest WLS 890-AM On Demand show celebrates the cat – and by listening you can get a FREE copy of a cat welfare and care booklet call CATegorical Care.

What’s
the number one reason why cats die? No, not cancer, or kidney disease….it’s when cats begin to have accidents outside the litter box. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Jacqui
Neilsen addresses what to do “Ewwww, “she says. Dr. Neilsen has researched litter box issue in cats.

Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council

and Debra Schnackenburg,, vice president animal protection at the
American Humane Association. Together, they announce Adopt-A-Cat month
will spill over from June of 2010 through June of next year Anway,
what’s the deal with cats? It turns out that that America’s most
popular pet is now having some problems – they’re not getting the
medical care they should be; and shelters have a problem with too many
cats, and adopting those that they do have.

When it comes to animal
shelters, Bob Rohde, past president of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) and CEO President of the Denver Dumb Friends
League
and Jan McHugh-Smith, president and CEO of the Humane Society of
Pikes Peak
and current SAWA President  discuss the realities of shelter
life for cats. And the talk about how to choose the right shelter cat
for you (and your family).

 

Keeping
cats indoors – definitely safer and healthier for cats, and you’ll be a
better neighbor…but cats require an enriched environment. In fact, Dr.
Tony Buffington, professor Ohio State University College of Veterinary
Medicine has linked an dull environment to stress and illness in cats.

And Dr. Buffington created an amazing website with many tips for keep cats indoors and happy, both.

 

So,
what do cats need? Patricia L. Wohlferth-Bethke, assistant director in
the Membership and Field Services at the American Veterinary Medical
Association
discusses the subtle signs of illness in cats, feline
heartworm, and that – yuck, even indoor cats can get fleas for Pete’s Sake.

 

Here’s GREAT news – anyone listening to this On Demand show can receive a free copy of a cat care and welfare guide called CATegorical Care, written by American Humane and the CATalyst Council. Each guest on this on demand show has reviewed CATegorical Care, or represents an organization that has reviewed it. Another free download is a kids’ activity book called Connecting with Cats.

Learn more at American Humane or the CATalyst Council.

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