Posts tagged "IAABC"

Dog Doesn't Like Boyfriend, Cat Attacks, and Flea Fiesta: Your Pet Questions

Dog Doesn't Like Boyfriend, Cat Attacks, and Flea Fiesta: Your Pet Questions
LAS VEGAS, NV — This week, experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Feb.15-19, have answered your queries: Q: My Chihuahua growls constantly at my boyfriend, even snapping at times. My boyfriend does give him treats, or tries to, but the dog is scared. My dog seems to respond this way to... Read more »

Mistaken Communication: What Are Animals Really Telling Us

Mistaken Communication: What Are Animals Really Telling Us
Is animal behavior sometimes misinterpreted? Arguably, the leading misinterpreters are so-called animal communicators. People are somehow desperate to know what their pet is thinking, particularly if there’s a behavior problem .Inexplicably,  instead seeing a veterinarian or a science-based expert in animal behavior, such as a veterinary behaviorist or certified animal behavior consultant, some prefer the... Read more »

George Is Having Accidents Outside the Litter Box

George Is Having Accidents Outside the Litter Box
Q: One of my cats, George, has started urinating outside the litter box. I wasn’t sure at first which cat was the culprit, but now he’s done it twice right in front of us. George is about 5-years old. My veterinarian says the problem is behavioral. With three cats, we have three litter boxes. One... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »

Stopping Cats that Spray: Answering Reader Question

Stopping Cats that Spray: Answering Reader Question
Q: In a past column, you mentioned a product that can deter cats from spraying. What is it? — G.H., via cyberspace A: Feliway is a copy of a comforting pheromone found on cats’ cheek pads. As a cat rubs your leg or a table leg, the pet deposits that pheromone. The spray version of... Read more »

Cats with Accidents Outside the Box: Answering Readers

Cats with Accidents Outside the Box: Answering Readers
Q: Cujo stopped using his litter box last week. He’s now using kitchen counters and inside the cabinets to do his business. I’ve always had cats and never encountered this problem before. Please help or I’ll be forced to find Cujo a new home. — M.I., Cyberspace A: First and foremost, see your veterinarian. I... Read more »
Advertisement:

Parrot Lovers Mourn, Liz Wilson Passes Away

Thumbnail image for 'Parrot Lovers Mourn, Liz Wilson Passes Away'
Liz Wilson was a pioneer in parrot behavior. While she had mixed feelings (at best) about larger parrot species (like Amazons or African grey’s, for example) kept as pets. Still,  she also felt they deserved the best quality of life possible as pets, and worked to educate others to make that happen.. When I received... Read more »

Small Dogs Big Hearts In Winter

Small Dogs Big Hearts In Winter
Guest blog by Darlene Arden, CABC; author  Small Dogs, Big Hearts: A Guide to Caring for Your Little Dog Winter has arrived for pets and people,  and for most of us it truly has come in like a lion with snowstorms throughout much of the country. Even some places that don’t usually see snow have... Read more »

Debbie Jacobs, Living with & Training A Fearful Dog

Debbie Jacobs, Living with & Training A Fearful Dog
Dogs who are agressive are actually most afraid. From Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to my conversation with certified dog behavior consultant Debbie Jacobs, author of “A Guide to Living with & Training  A Fearful Dog.” Her secret to dealing with fearful dogs has a lot to do with broccoli. Only she can explain –... Read more »
Advertisement:

Tribute to Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson

Dr. Anderson had called me about something....I don't recall what. I parenthetically mentioned our new dog, Ethel, was pulling on her Gentle Leader. He said, "Well, you are doing it wrong. Let me come to Chicago (from Minneapolis) and show you how it's done." I was worried that in winter (though the weather turned out great), it's possible his big red truck would hit snow on the way. He was a young guy at the time, around 85 or 86. His videographer and friend Duffer Schultz convinced him to fly. Amazing, the legendary Dr. R. K. Anderson was teaching our dog to walk on a Gentle Leader.
Veterinary behaviorist Dr. R.K. Anderson was simply a legend in veterinary medicine – the public didn’t know his name (or his long list of achievements) but veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers sure knew. Dr. Anderson, who passed away Oct. 19 at age 90,  and I worked together on several initiatives, and I interviewed him... Read more »