Feliscratch is a new product that teaches cats to scratch on vertical posts. In fact, the product actually attracts cats to the posts. I speak HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Theresa DePorter about where cats like to scratch and why they have the need to scratch. We also address the sensitive topic of declawing cats, and explain what that really is.
DePorter says there are many things we can do to support cats’ need to scratch, including getting the right type of post (which she describes) and using a product like Feliscratch to help guide cats to the post. DePorter explains how and why Feliscratch works.
I also speak in this podcast with Dr. Sue “Cancer Vet” Ettinger, veterinary oncologist. We begin by talking about the misconceptions about cancer in pets and the importance of early detection, which saves lives and money. Dr. Ettinger says that if you see something different on your pet, like a lump or bump, you need to do something. She talks about about how and why aspirations can be so helpful, and what an aspiration is, and she explains how some cancers are far less aggressive than others.
Dr. Ettinger also explains her support of Fear Free, an initiative in veterinary medicine that aims to lower fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. If visiting the vet (or the trainer or the groomer, etc.) is scary for the pet, then it’s scary for the owners as well. But, getting an aspirate to check that lump or bump doesn’t need to be scary. Fear Free offers ways for veterinary professionals, others who work with animals, and pet owners to make the lives of our pets less stressful.
I talked about the guy who took his dog to a Dog Friendly Area, and, unbelievably, he left without his dog!