Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT-KA, Katherine Ayres, PhD We know that outdoor cats live shorter lives subject to disease and injury, yet many cat owners believe that their cats cannot be happy unless they go outside. I think one of the reasons people believe this is that many cats suffer from environmentally deprived environments without their… [Read More]
Catapalooza at Seattle Humane Society
Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT-KA 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 The Seattle Humane Society is conducting the 6th annual Catapalooza event in the Factoria neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington on August 13th and 14th. We’re excited to be participating again this year along with other cat behavior professionals. If you’re interested in cat behavior, speakers… [Read More]
Louisa Beal, DVM Wally was a nine-year-old male Persian. His owner was dismayed because he had recently begun urinating in the house. He was destroying her carpeting. Wally had not only missed the litter box several times, but had urinated on the owner’s bedspread, her clean clothes in the laundry basket and the rug in… [Read More]
Animal Behavior Lectures available on DVD
Christine Hibbard, CTC, CPDT-KA We offered a workshop Animal Behavior for Veterinary Professionals in Seattle. We invited veterinarians and vet tech to attend lectures by Dr. Louisa Beal, DVM, Jim Ha, PhD, CAAB and yours truly. We had a great time meeting our veterinary colleagues, learning about the issues they deal with in their practices… [Read More]
Work It Kitty!
Katherine Ayres, PhD The work-to-eat movement has grown steadily in zoos and is really starting to take hold for companion animal owners as well. For those who are not familiar with work-to-eat, the theory behind it is that cats and dogs evolved as predators and predator/scavengers respectively and should not eat food in a bowl… [Read More]