Posts tagged "feline enrichment"

What is Your Cat Doing Today

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For the right cat, this is the best enrichment possible. You can feel the bond with the person here too!   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Enriching Environments for Cats

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American cats are brain dead and fat. I think it’s best they are indoors, where for sure there’s no issue with coyotes chasing them or being hit by cars; they’re safer inside….However, life should be stimulating for any pet. And living only for food, often training people to be automatic food dispensers (when we become... Read more »

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015

Cats Deserve Better, Cat Friendlier Attitudes in 2015
I resolve to work with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) to lead a revolution to support cats in 2015. Here’s why: By all accounts, you’d think Americans have a love affair with cats. In fact, cats — rather than dogs — are man’s best friends. According to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association... Read more »
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Cat Behavior Is the Focus: Steve Dale's Pet World

Cat Behavior Is the Focus: Steve Dale's Pet World
Cats, cats and more cats on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, kicking off with a conversation a with with John Bradshaw, author of “Cat Sense,” and then Jackson Galaxy, from Animal Planet’s ‘My Cat from Hell.’  Listen HERE. Bradshaw says that cats do have this sort of second-class pet citizen perception.  And he... Read more »

Jackson Galaxy on Catificaiton

Jackson Galaxy on Catificaiton
Jackson Galaxy and I met on a game show for cats! Listen HERE from my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as we talk about that and the content of his newest book (with Kate Benjamin) called “Catificaiton.”  Being inside our homes (which is safer), cats don’t get the chance to do hunt, catch, kill... Read more »

Jackson Galaxy's Secret to Happy Cats: Catification

Jackson Galaxy's Secret to Happy Cats: Catification
A cat’s mind is a terrible thing to waste. ”Cats are emotional beings, and they require stimulation — every day,” says Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell.” “I go into boring homes, where there is nothing for the cats,” Galaxy continues. “As a result, over time, they lose their inner cat and... Read more »
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Catification Saves Cats Lives, Jackson Galaxy

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Jackson Galaxy is about to kick off season six of “My Cat From Hell” on Animal Planet, and he says he’s really happy. His book “Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat and Your Cat (and You)” is about giving cats what they really need, the art of creating environmental enrichment for... Read more »

Environmental Enrichment for Cats

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Cats live longer and safer lives indoors….truly, indoor cats rarely get hit by cars or chased down by coyotes, or interact with cats who can spread infectious disease. However, life should be interesting. And a boring life indoors can even lead to illness. Enriching the environment is actually fun (and may be creative) for people,... 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 »
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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 »