Posts tagged "International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants"

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 »

Veterinary Behavior Symposium, Litter Boxes to PTSD Dogs

Veterinary Behavior Symposium, Litter Boxes to PTSD Dogs
CHICAGO, IL — Do cats truly prefer covered litter boxes? Can military working dogs suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder syndrome, similar to people, and if so, are some dogs more at risk than others? Can wearing a tight-fighting garment (called a Thundershirt) alleviate stress in cats as it might in dogs? These are among the... 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 »
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Parrot Lovers Mourn, Liz Wilson Passes Away

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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 »

AAHA Conference Provides Expert Answers to Pet Questions

AAHA Conference Provides Expert Answers to Pet Questions
PHOENIX, AZ — These reader questions were answered by veterinary experts attending the annual American Animal Hospital Association Conference March 14-17, attended by over 2,100 veterinary professionals. AAHA is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated regularly on approximately 900 quality-of-care standards defining excellence in... Read more »

Litter Box Issue with Chuck Norris and Spike: Reader Question

Litter Box Issue with Chuck Norris and Spike: Reader Question
Q: Chuck Norris has been urinating inappropriately. He and our other male cat have lived together since they were littermates. Chuck Norris tends to go on our dog’s little couches. We tried buying new couches, and now we pick the couches when the dogs aren’t using them. I must say, Chuck Norris is an easily... Read more »
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Pam Johnson-Bennett, Queen of Cat Behavior

Pam Johnson-Bennett, Queen of Cat Behavior
“Today we understand so much more about cat behavior,” says certified cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, “but still, cat behaviors are labeled. The cat piddles in front of you, and so many owners still say, ‘the cat is stupid,’ or ‘the cat did this to be spiteful.’ Animals don’t display behaviors because they want us... Read more »

Experts from Behavior Conference Answer Your Dog and Cat Questions

Experts from Behavior Conference Answer Your Dog and Cat Questions
WARWICK, RI — These reader questions were answered at the conference of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) held here April 20-22. IAABC members are consultants in dog, cat, parrot and horse behavior who are available to help owners whose animals have behavior problems. Q: My 8-month-old Golden Doodle has gotten bigger than... Read more »

IAABC Conference

IAABC President Sarah Filipiak opens the conference
Is your cat scratching in all the wrong places; your dog wants to ‘eat’ other dogs; parrot screams overnight or horse who seems afraid of people – then I have help for you… members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, who met April 20-22 for continuing education in Providence, RI. Here are just... Read more »
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Reader Email: Was It a Vaccine Reaction? Heart Disease in Cats, How To Be a Vet

Reader Email: Was It a Vaccine Reaction? Heart Disease in Cats, How To Be a Vet
Q: In November, my little dog, Beau, hurt his leg. I took him to the veterinarian for help and for grooming. While I was waiting in the exam room, I saw a promotion for a vaccine that would prevent my dog from getting sick after licking wild animal pee. We live in the country with... Read more »
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