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! [...]

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 [...]

24 12, 2017

Playing with Declawed Cats

2017-12-24T21:46:04+00:00December 24th, 2017|Animal Advocacy, Animal Behavior, Cat Behavior, Cat Training, Pets|

Please note: Declawing is a painful and invasive procedure. It is an amputation. Botched up surgeries are not uncommon. Pain and complications can last for months, if not years, and sometimes for the entire lifetime of the cat. Declawing can create behavioral problems such as timidity, avoidance of owners, hiding and retreating, biting (especially associated [...]

11 12, 2017

How to Pick Up and Carry a Cat — Who doesn’t like it.

2018-06-13T17:02:44+00:00December 11th, 2017|Animal Advocacy, Animal Behavior, Cat Behavior, Cat Training, General, Pets|

For those of you who have a cat who does not like to be picked up or handled, try some of these tips. Position yourself next to or slightly behind your cat. Place your outer arm underneath the cat's chest (and belly) and the other hand in front of the cat--on his chest (to control his front [...]