Posts tagged "Dr Tony Buffington"

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference
LAS VEGAS, NV — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference, February 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was solved with the arrival of our little tomcat. The two now cuddle and groom one another,... Read more »

Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic

Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic
Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative number. According to the Banfield Pet Hospital 2012 State of Pet Health Report, there’s... Read more »

More Indoor Cats, That's Good; Not So Good Are Fat and Bored Cats

More Indoor Cats, That's Good; Not So Good Are Fat and Bored Cats
More cats are finding themselves indoors only, in America and around the world. The results should benefit cats. But do they really? I am a huge fan of keeping cats inside only because I KNOW they are safer. Having said that, too many cat owners are ‘parents’ to brain dead fat cats. Indoors, they have... Read more »
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WLS Podcast, Steve Dale Celebrates Year of the Cat

Listening back, my favorite 890-AM WLS Petcasts in 2010, this installment celebrates cats, and was recorded in conjunction with Adopt-A-Cat month. Listen here for the cat Petcast. At this time CATegorical Care (which I wrote with Beth Adelman and Amy Shojai) was released by the American Humane Association in conjunction with the CATalyst Council. It... Read more »

CATegorical Care: Free Cat Health and Welfare Guidebook Wins Awards

The American Humane Association’s legacy Adopt-A-Cat month got a boost this past June by partnering with the CATalyst Council. I had the honor to author a pretty comprehensive cat health and welfare guidebook called CATegorical Care: An Owner’s Guide To America’s #1 Companion. It’s free – and available online here to download. I was recently... Read more »

It's All About the Cat, Experts Speak Out

Celebrating 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... Read more »
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Outdoor Patios for Cats, Catios

Outdoor Patios for Cats, Catios
While I feel strongly against allowing cats to freely roam neighborhoods, encouraging cats to walk on a leash and harness or creating protective outdoor environments can be terrific. Cats can also ‘go for walks’ in super luxury kitty strollers. For many (not all) cats – such experiences are wonderfully enriching, and safe! The New York... Read more »