About Amy Shojai

Amy Shojai (www.SHOJAI.com) is an IAABC-certified behavior consultant (cats/dogs), and Fear Free certified pet care expert. She's the award-winning author of more than 30 pet care titles including MY CAT HATES MY VET and MY DOG HATES MY VET: Foiling Fear Before, During & After Vet Visits.

Cat Talk: What Does “Elevator Butt” Mean?

Cat Talk: What Does “Elevator Butt” Mean?

Training

For cat lovers, one of the most common feline postures can be puzzling. We know that cats communicate not only with meows and purrs, but also with scent and body position. A comical posture of happy, healthy cats, something I call “elevator butt,” actually communicates different information depending on the cat. The pose looks similar […]

Your Puppy’s First Eye Exam

Your Puppy’s First Eye Exam

Kittens & Puppies

Puppies experience several medical evaluations in their young lives to make sure they are off to a happy, healthy start. One of the things you can expect your veterinarian to do is examine your puppy’s eyes. Why an eye exam? Sight is a vital part of any dog’s life, so it is important for a […]

Why Does My Cat Conduct “Gravity Experiments?” How Cats Play

Why Does My Cat Conduct “Gravity Experiments?” How Cats Play

Training

How cats play varies between kitties, but there are some techniques nearly all share. My cat Seren-Kitty played “gravity experiments,” knocking things off tables, until the past few years. At age 21, she’s finally slowed down, but before that Seren never had an off-switch and was a cat-play maniac from the moment she entered my […]