Can Cats Be Service Animals? No… and Yes

Can Cats Be Service Animals? No… and Yes

Behavior & Training

Audra H. has been disabled since a car accident while she was in college. “I have a blood clot on my brain that causes episodes of syncope. Simply put, I pass out,” she explains. “I have fibromyalgia, bilateral neuropathy, bilateral sciatica and constant migraines, just to name a few of the issues I live with.” […]

Got A Fraidy Cat?

Got A Fraidy Cat?

Behavior & Training

Does your cat streak for the bedroom and dash underneath the bed every time she hears the doorbell ring? Do visitors seem disbelieving that you actually have a cat because they’ve never seen her? I know just how you feel. That was the case with my cat Shelby, a beautiful but painfully shy black-and-white domestic […]

Stress: The Good, The Bad, The Measurable

Stress: The Good, The Bad, The Measurable

Behavior & Training

Stress: we can’t live with it; we can’t live without it. Defined as emotional strain or tension resulting from environmental challenges or demanding circumstances, stress is an integral part of being alive. No living being or environment is completely stress-free, no matter how sedate the existence. Stress jump-starts the body to meet challenging situations. The […]

Test Cat Roxy Rocks Feliscratch Trial

Test Cat Roxy Rocks Feliscratch Trial

Behavior & Training

When cats aren’t scratching where their people would like, it may mean the cat lands at a shelter or is dumped outdoors. It may also mean that the cat is punished by being declawed, which is nothing short of an amputation. To be clear, the last portion of each digit is removed (akin to cutting […]

From Scratch: Claws And Paws Get A Workout

From Scratch: Claws And Paws Get A Workout

Behavior & Training

Upon the first application of Feliscratch to attract our 15-year-old Devon Rex cat, Roxy, to the post, she rubbed her cheek glands, depositing comfort pheromones on the scratching post. Feliscratch contains a blue dye to help mark the post with a visual cue. Cats actually do that when they scratch (please never apply Feliscratch on […]