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Cat Sitter or Cattery?

Cat Sitter or Cattery?

Andrea Carne highlights ways feline behavior professionals can help cat owners decide on the best pet care option when they’re away from home
Thinking Outside the Shelter

Thinking Outside the Shelter

Behavioral services for companion animals can be so resource intensive that shelter administrators may consider in-house behavior programs to be a luxury rather than a necessity.

When shelter leadership does take a chance on starting up a behavior department, minimal funding is often ...

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Respect, Routines and Redirection

Respect, Routines and Redirection

Knowing when they will be fed, when the humans leave for work or school and return, when the humans go to bed and get up – all of these seemingly mundane things are important for cats, because a predictable ...

The Power of Choice

The Power of Choice

...a basic environment has food delivered in a food bowl. An enriched environment offers food in lots of different ways including puzzles, dispensing toys and treasure hunts. A basic environment has a single litter tray in one corner of a ...

Reading Cats’ Minds

Reading Cats’ Minds

Has your cat shown a physical change to the way he goes about his normal daily routine? Has he stopped jumping up into his favorite chair, couch or cat tree? Often, this is the first sign that there may be some pain issues going on. Jumping ...

The Right to Choose

The Right to Choose

So much of what we provide for the domesticated cat is not about their choice at all. In reality, our domesticated kitties are not that far removed from their wildcat cousins, genetically speaking. And yet we have placed them in an ...

Helping Fearful Cats

Helping Fearful Cats

Cats are solitary hunters and prefer to avoid threats rather than face them. They use hiding as a coping strategy to help them avoid unwanted interactions or difficult situations. Providing a safe place is one of the five pillars of a ...

Thinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

By Andrea Carne

“If it fits, I sits.” How many Facebook memes and YouTube videos depicting cats squished into boxes and other small spaces have you chuckled over? It might be a packing box, a shoebox, even an egg carton – ...

Teaching Students, Training Kittens

Teaching Students, Training Kittens

By Breanna Norris

Where to begin training a kitten? We started in the same place we would with any other species, a nose target. I brought a variety of target sticks for students to use...After training nose targets, the ...

The “Ouch” You’ll Never Hear

The “Ouch” You’ll Never Hear

By Andrea Carne

...according to Bahr (2017), up until recently “it was thought cats did not experience pain at all, based purely on the fact that they tend not to show it.” In my opinion, it is safe to assume ...

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