Posts tagged "Good Cat"

Merrick Pet Food Decoding Your Dog

Love the poster, and the art work and support from Merrick Pet Foods
Merrick Pet Food gave away copies of “Decoding Your Dog,” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, which I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi. It was a virtual give-a-way on Facebook. Selected fans will also received copies of my ebooks, “Good Dog!” and “Good Cat!” The great Betty White wrote the... Read more »

Cheap Reader, Do I Have the Ebook for You, 'Good Dog'

Cheap Reader, Do I Have the Ebook for You, 'Good Dog'
Q: Call me cheap, but I’m not spending my hard-earned money any longer on pet books. You once mentioned on the radio a good, affordable e-book on dogs, available for Kindle. That’s what I want. What’s the title? — J.B., Cyberspace A: Diamond Jim Brady, I have just the book for you: “Good Dog! Practical... Read more »

Betty White, 'We've Come a Long Way In the Animal World'

Betty White, 'We've Come a Long Way In the Animal World'
Betty White scoffs at the notion of being the most trusted person in America. “That’s so silly,” she says. She laughs when being compared to the late news anchor Walter Cronkite, who once held that same throne for many years. “I’m just an old broad who’s been around the block. People can’t get rid of... Read more »
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Every Cat Has a Story: What's Yours? Enter Video Contest

Every Cat Has a Story: What's Yours? Enter Video Contest
Certified cat behavior consultant Pam-Johnson Bennet wants to see your cat, what makes your cat special…In other words, your cat’s story – on video. It may be about the relationship you have with your cat. Or perhaps the relationship your cat has with the dog, or your pet goat. Who knows? Pam invited her cat... Read more »

Steve vs. Steve: Bertrand and Dale on Pets

Steve Bertrand on WGN Radio interviews me…In part, the idea to support my ebooks, “Good Dog” and “Good Cat.” On the air, Bertrand has been a sort of a pet-lover’s nemesis, even in this interview suggesting that if you love pets you may not love people so much. Here’s a clearly intelligent and well-read guy... Read more »

Wacky Pet Questions, But These Folks Are Serious

Wacky Pet Questions, But These Folks Are Serious
After writing this column for 13 years, I’ve answered somewhere around 2,700 questions. Some have been medical, but most have focused on pet behavior, from “accidents” (inappropriate elimination in cats is the most common) to aggressive pets and cats scratching in all the wrong places. I’ve compiled many common questions in two ebooks, “Good Dog!”... Read more »
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Pet Books for Summer, from Solider Dogs to a Cow Kitty

"Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes," by Maria Goodavage (Penguin Publishing, New York, NY, 2012; $26.95). Truly an excellent read. Although the author is known for her work as a dog writer, she's a storyteller and a journalist first. Goodavage doesn't glamorize these dogs. She doesn't need to; just telling their stories is compelling. The truth is that insiders in the military consider our "war dogs" indispensable. Read this book, and you'll discover why. Among the surprising revelations, in addition to the record number of soldiers coming home with posttraumatic stress disorder syndrome, some military dogs are also returning with PTSDS.
Here some summer pet book reads – everything from touching and true stories of hero dogs to understanding the science of what animals can teach us about human health to a sweet kids book about adopting one special cat who looked like a cow. And, of course, if you’re a Kindle, Nook or Ipad person... Read more »

Reader Questions/Answers: Beer Drinking Dog; Chewing Dog; Cats Friendly or Not, Cat Pees in Sink

Reader Questions/Answers: Beer Drinking Dog; Chewing Dog; Cats Friendly or Not, Cat Pees in Sink
Q: Our dog, Molson, likes beer, especially the foam. I don’t see a thing wrong with that. He’ll sit in my lap and share a cold one. My wife thinks I’m sick. What do you think? — S.H., Cyberspace A: As a guy, I’m in your camp. We share beers with our best buddies, at... Read more »

Cat Scratch Bieber

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Do cats not like Justin Bieber? In my ebook Good Cat! I answer many behavior questions….lots having to do with litter boxes or scratching in all the wrong places – kind of what you might expect. But there are several rather unexpected questions, including this one – and corresponding answer. Q: Whenever certain people are... Read more »
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Steve Dale, Pet Behavior on WLS-TV News

Talking about behavior issues (that is in pet behavior) with Judy Hsu on the WLS-TV Morning News: