1 09, 2019

Dr. Sally Foote on Feline Handling Webinars

2019-09-04T21:28:57+00:00September 1st, 2019|Cat Behavior, Cat Training, Pets, Sheltering|

Skype chat, Alana Stevenson and Dr. Sally Foote, veterinarian and educator, on the Feline Fundamentals Low-Stress Handling webinars. Unfortunately, the audio is terrible on this recording on my end, so only a segment is posted. You can read the dialogue below.  Register for Feline webinars. Dr. Foote: One thing that I say that I [...]

11 12, 2018

Make Your Cat Happier with these New Year’s Resolutions in 2019

2018-12-11T21:13:42+00:00December 11th, 2018|Animal Advocacy, Animal Behavior, Cat Behavior, Cat Training, Pets|

Christmas is around the corner and the New Year is quickly approaching.  You might be thinking about some new year’s resolutions to start off 2019. Here are a few tips and ideas to make your cat happier. Of course, your cats will be happy if you start implementing some of these New Year’s resolutions immediately! [...]

11 12, 2018

Make Your Dog Happier with these New Year’s Resolutions in 2019

2018-12-11T21:11:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|Animal Advocacy, Animal Behavior, Dog Behavior, Dog Training, Pets|

Christmas is around the corner and the New Year is quickly approaching.  You might be thinking about some new year’s resolutions to start off 2019. Here are a few ideas for happier dogs. Your dogs will be happy if you start implementing these New Year’s resolutions immediately! Implement some passive training. What is passive training [...]

29 09, 2018

Alternatives to Scruffing Cats

2019-09-02T16:34:49+00:00September 29th, 2018|Animal Advocacy, Animal Behavior, Animal Rescue, Cat Behavior, Cat Training, Sheltering|

Many of us scruff cats. We learned that scruffing cats is the way the mother cat carries her kittens or it's what we've observed others do -- at the groomer, vet, shelter, and even at home. Fortunately, there are other ways to pick up and handle cats. Register for Feline Fundamentals - Low-Stress Handling webinars  [...]

28 09, 2018

Arthritis in Cats

2018-09-29T14:49:45+00:00September 28th, 2018|Animal Advocacy, Cat Behavior, Cat Training, Pets|

Many cats have arthritis, especially over the age of twelve. Animals can't tell us when they feel pain verbally so we have to watch subtleties in their behavior and body-language. Often when cats get older, they will hesitate jumping off of surfaces. Although cats can climb, jump, and leap on higher surfaces, most cats, given [...]

20 08, 2018

Animals in Shelters & Rehoming

2018-08-20T23:02:14+00:00August 20th, 2018|Cat Behavior, Dog Behavior, Pets, Sheltering|

Recently, I read a paper about the relinquishment of animals in shelters and rehoming. It looked at the demographics, as well as reasons, people get rid of their dogs and cats or re-home them. Of course, since the research was based on people surveys, it may not be completely accurate — as people often make [...]

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