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 »
Q: We have a year-old tabby who we rescued from the woods when she was six-weeks old. She was really wild but my son befriended her. She’s still a bit skittish, and runs from me. She is peeing along the wall in one rooms, and also on a vinyl desk chair. We do have an... Read more »
Steve Dale’s Pet World at 1 p.m. CDT Saturday August 31, 720 AM or Listen HERE – begins with a conversation about Chicago Animal Care & Control Big Night benefit with Charlie Propsom, president, Kathy Booton Wilson, vice president of the Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control. The benefit is September 26, 6:30 p.m. at... Read more »
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 »
“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 »
Continuing to celebrate that June is American Humane Association Adopt a Cat Month, this column (from my national newspaper column) is devoted to cat questions. Q: I don’t believe in declawing. My husband wants me to declaw a kitten we recently adopted from a shelter. For starters, the shelter contract specifies that we never declaw.... Read more »
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast with Pam Johnson-Bennett. She’s is the anointed Queen of Cats, my friend and certified cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett. Spending an hour with Pam is like spending an entire lifetime with a cat (all nine of those lives). Pam is the most popular cat book author ever, including... Read more »
Here are 11 of the GREAT folks I was honored to have in-studio for Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio Petcasts (podcasts for Pet Lovers) in 2011. Check them out, you can listen – it’s free…right HERE. Which was your favorite? Hard to say for me, but I do tell some behind-the-scenes anecdotes.
For 17 years, I’ve been answering your questions in my Tribune Media Services newspaper column. That’s about four questions and answers a week; if my math is correct that’s a grand total of over 3,500 questions and answers. I’ve compiled a sort of ‘best of’ those Q & A’s into two just published ebooks, “Good... Read more »
Here a litter of new books, all make inspirational, sweet or fun reading – perfect for the howlidays.