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Cat Behaviorist Mikel Delgado Answers May’s Questions

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Last month, we launched our new “Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Mikel Delgado” segment. Once a month, we’ll post a reminder for you to post your questions for Mikel. She’ll answer as many of them as he can each month, and I’ll publish her answers in a subsequent post.

Mikel is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant at Feline Minds, offering on-site consultations for cat guardians, shelters, and pet-related businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, and remote consultations around the world. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology at UC Berkeley, where she studies animal behavior and human-pet relationships.Continue Reading

Cat Behaviorist Mikel Delgado Answers April’s Questions

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Earlier this month, we launched our new “Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Mikel Delgado” segment. Once a month, we’ll post a reminder for you to post your questions for Mikel. She’ll answer as many of them as he can each month, and I’ll publish her answers in a subsequent post.

Mikel is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant at Feline Minds, offering on-site consultations for cat guardians, shelters, and pet-related businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, and remote consultations around the world. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology at UC Berkeley, where she studies animal behavior and human-pet relationships.Continue Reading

Interview With Cat Behaviorist Mikel Delgado

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Mikel Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant at Feline Minds, offering on-site consultations for cat guardians, shelters, and pet-related businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology at UC Berkeley, where she studies animal behavior and human-pet relationships. Mikel also blogs about animal behavior at catsandsquirrels.com. Mikel lives in Berkeley with her boyfriend, Scott, and their two rescue cats. Continue Reading

Interview with Cat Consultant Daniel “DQ” Quagliozzi – Part One

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Daniel “DQ” Quagliozzi is the cat consultant behind Go Cat Go, a San Francisco based consulting service for cat behavior advice. With over 15 years of frontline experience in animal welfare, sheltering and one-on-one behavior counseling, DQ offers cat advice that humans can relate to and apply to their own lives, allowing them to “Live in the Meow” with a better understanding and balance.

I’m delighted that Daniel agreed to answer some questions about his background, some of his cases, and his own cat.Continue Reading

Does Your Cat Need Help From Jackson Galaxy? Now Casting Season 8 of My Cat From Hell

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Jackson Galaxy hasn’t met a cat he couldn’t help, as he’s proven for seven seasons on Animal Planet’s popular show, My Cat From Hell. If you’re at your wit’s end with your challenging felines, here’s your chance to apply for personal help from Jackson. The show is also looking for hero cats and cat guardians.Continue Reading

How to Know Whether Your Cat is in Pain

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Cats are masters at masking pain. This ability to hide pain goes back to their wild origins; in the wild, a sick animal becomes prey. While acute pain may be fairly obvious to cat guardians, it may be more difficult to discern whether your cat is in pain when it comes to chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis. Sadly, even some veterinarians still overlook signs of feline pain, or are not aggressive enough in treating it.Continue Reading

Interview with Dr. Tony Buffington, Champion of Environmental Enrichment for Cats – Part One

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Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN is Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. That sounds like a mouthful, doesn’t it? Perhaps I should simply tell you what his business card says: “Effective Environmental Enrichment Evangelist” – because that’s what encompasses what Dr. Buffington’s work has been all about for the last three decades: improving the lives of cats.Continue Reading

Kittens Can Kill: When a Cat Is the Only Witness

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Guest post by Ernesto the Kitten

Ernesto, the white kitten at the center of Kittens Can Kill, Clea Simon’s latest mystery in the Pet Noir series featuring animal psychic Pru Marlowe, may not know exactly what happened when a noted Beauville lawyer died, but he is pretty sure that Pru will figure it out. In the meantime, we sat down with him to ask him what was going on – and how he feels about his new role as the only witness to murder.

I know I’m adorable. That’s my job.Continue Reading

Conscious Cat Sunday: Life Can Change in an Instant

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If I had a dollar for every time somebody said to me “can you believe how fast time goes by?” I’d be rich. And if I had another dollar for every time I think the same thing, I’d be a millionaire. How is it that we are so aware of how fast time passes, and yet we waste so much of it? Why is it that we don’t live every moment as if it were our last – because it quite possibly could be? Life can and does change in an instant.

I’ve recently been reminded of this over and over again.Continue Reading

Spirit Essences Holistic Remedies: How to Help Your Cats Find Their Mojo

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I’ve been using Spirit Essences successfully for several years, both for my own cats and for my clients’ cats, with results that sometimes seem to be almost miraculous.

Spirit Essences are the first and only line formulated by a holistic veterinarian and an animal behaviorist. The company was founded in 1995 by Dr. Jean Hofve, a holistic veterinarian with more than a dozen years’ experience working with essences in a wide variety of species and settings, and Jackson Galaxy, who helped develop and refine the remediesContinue Reading