Posts tagged "Litter box"

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians met at the annual Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, in Denver, CO, to share research. The event is sponsored by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Expert attendees answered several of your pet behavior questions. Q: Last week, our smoke alarm chirped... Read more »

Winn Foundation Meeting, Answers to Reader Cat Questions

Winn Foundation Meeting, Answers to Reader Cat Questions
VANCOUVER, WA. — These reader questions about cats were answered at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Winn Feline Foundation during the foundation’s 35th Annual Symposium on Feline Health, June 26-27. The foundation is a non-profit that funds cat health studies. Q: Nigella was born under our shed. I took her in... Read more »

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments
I love your feedback – sometime you purr, other times you bark or growl…but keep those emails and letters coming ( Here are some recent comments. “I was moved by your recent column, which you responded to a reader who had recently euthanized her pet and was feeling a great deal of guilt.  Your response... Read more »

On WGN Radio: Chicago Animal Control and Answering Call Questions

On WGN Radio: Chicago Animal Control and Answering Call Questions
Listen to my Saturday morning 10:30 appearance on WGN Radio with Bill Moller HERE. I offer my views about those who are “protesting” the City’s decision to move in a new direction at Chicago Animal Care and Control. I talk about a big adoption event this weekend at Chicago Animal Care and Control and another... Read more »

What to do With Spraying Cats

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So, oh my gosh, your cat or maybe more than one cat in your house has begun to spray…What to do? Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, of CEVA Animal Health, feline veterinarian and author of “Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life”

This Neat Cat Uses the Toilet, then Flushes

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Greg Jarrett mentioned on WGN Radio that someone has a million dollar idea to teach cats to use the toilet. What? This isn’t news to me – people have been toilet training cats for decades. And this cat was even taught to flush. Others will use toilet paper. This may seem like a good idea,... Read more »

All About Litter Boxes with Beth Adelman

Here’s my view: A cat litter box is like Google for your cat…EVERYTHING you need to know is in that box…your kitty has an upset tummy, your kitty is stressed (and not even making it to the box), your kitty has diabetes or is hyperthyroid (too many clumps, urinating all the time). In Thea Feldman’s... Read more »

CATegorical Care: Free Cat Health and Welfare Guidebook

Hot off the press – created to support Adopt-A-Cat month from American Humane and the CATalyst Council: CATegorical Care: An Owner’s guide to America’s #1 Companion. This is a FREE guide (click above link to download) with the latest information on cat health and welfare meant for both novice and experienced cat owners. Here are... Read more »

Cat Health Grant Reports, WINN Feline Foundation

Latest on Cat Health Studies: Grant Reports Winn Feline Foundation on these and others: Upper respiratory tract disease of cats in shelters Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM a huge killer of adult cats) Healthy carriers of the feline corona virus (Leading to why some cats with positive corona virus never get FIP) Calicivirus and idoepathic cystitis... Read more »

Is Your Cat Thinking Outside the Box

Inappropriate elimination: When cats miss the litter box: Urinating or defecating outside the box is an all too common reason cats are given up to shelters, or just dumped outside. Rule #1: See your veterinarian. Rule #2: Don’t wait until the problem gets SO bad that you can’t stand it anymore, but it’s been going on... Read more »
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