The Scruff Substitute

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Dr. Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-Silver This type of restraint is called the “cowl technique.”  A pillowcase, flannel baby blanket, or thin hand towel is rolled into a tube and wrapped quickly around the neck like a doughnut to hold the head.  The point of restraint is like scruffing but does not create the association … Continued

Ask Debbie: Getting Kitty to the Vet

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By Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-Silver Send Questions to DGass@cattledogpublishing.com I’m always thankful for the opportunity to be able to help pet owners, and in turn help make things easier for pets that have been entrusted into our care. This month’s topic is one that comes often, and it is frequently asked by clients at the … Continued

“What Did You Say?” – What Your Body Language Says To Your Pet

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By Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-S, and Traci Sennesael, LSHC-S   With so many different training resources available throughout the world today, it can be quite overwhelming when deciding which program will best fit the lifestyle of you and your pet. And, like with most things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to training … Continued

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Help for the Multi-cat Household

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  By: Cheryl Kolus, MS, DVM In many ways, our pet cats today are not that different from their wild ancestor, the African wildcat. They even look similar. According to Wild Cats Magazine, the African wildcat is mostly nocturnal, hides during the day, tries to intimidate opponents by making itself look larger, and females defend … Continued

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Litter Box Misses – When Your Cat Goes Right Next to the Box

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Dr. Sally Foote DVM, CABC-IAABC, LSHC-S Executive Director CattleDog Publishing / Low Stress Handling® University May 2018 As a Veterinarian I am often surprised by how infrequently clients will ask about their cat who is not depositing their stool or urine in the litter box. I have learned over the many years I have been … Continued

Highlights from the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – Indianapolis, IN, July 20, 2017

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  Last weekend I attended the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – the conference of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists – held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis, IN. CattleDog Publishing co-sponsored the symposium and our booth was well attended. It was great to see so many of my friends … Continued

Litter Box Happiness – For Cats of All Ages

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  One of the leading complaints from cat owners is elimination outside of the litter box. Dr. Nicholas Dodman DVM, ACVB, of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University, reports up to 4% of cats in United States Households (3 million out of 75 million) urinate outside of the litter box weekly, with 1% urinating … Continued

What to Do When Your Cat Poops Outside the Box

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While most cats are fastidious about pooping and urinating in their litter box, it’s common for cats to poop outside the box some time during their life. Here are some tips for dealing with such stinky situations.

Low Stress Handling Book and DVD Gets Rave Reviews

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Believe is or not I actually meant to post this in January but then forgot. Recently Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cat has been reviewed by several journals and received great reviews.