Articles: cat behavior

Fear Free Happy Homes

Fear Free is taking off: From Fear Free veterinary medicine (veterinarians and entire practices certified as Fear Free) to Fear Free certified dog trainers to Fear Free certified animal shelters to Fear Free Happy Homes and pet caretakers who simply love their pets. On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I speak with the founder of this…
Pet expert Steve Dale with Dr. Kurt Venator of Purina on what older cats need

Cat Health and Nutrition: Extending Cats’ Lives and Quality of Life

Dr. Kurt Venator, chief medical officer at Purina talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World about cat nutrition and health.  Here’s what cats DO need: High quality and advanced nutrition – whatever food you choose. Venator says cat nutrition is fundamental to cat health and well-being. This includes getting enough protein. And choosing a company with…

U of I Springfield Mandates End to TNRV Community Cat Program

I’m unsure I was aware of the University of Illinois at Springfield even existing.  I certainly wasn’t aware of their community cat program. Now, according to a report in the Springfield State Journal Register, no one will any longer be allowed to feed or tend to the cats, which had been trapped and spay/neutered, vaccinated…

Is Nutrient Enriched Water the Way to Go for Cats?

Most cats in America (whether you think it’s a good idea or not) eat kibble. And , in general cats don’t drink enough water some likely silently suffering some effect of at least partial dehydration on a daily basis (there are lots of reasons for this, including many which are behavior related – for example,…

Cat Communication May be Misleading

What are cats communicating? This video from International Cat Care demonstrates that cats who appear to unbothered might indeed be quite uncomfortable. Cats and dogs are always communicating with us. Dogs tend to be more demonstrative, and I argue we better understand dogs because we’re hard wired to understand them – having evolved with them.…

What a Fear Free Veterinary Practice Looks Like

The Fear Free initiative first began to minimize fear, anxiety and stress for pets at the veterinary clinic. And veterinarians and veterinary nurses have had to actually become certified as Fear Free, working toward making the experience FAR better for their 4-legged clients. Now, entire veterinary practices can be certified. Visiting Fear Free practices, compared…

Dr. Natalie Marks on WGN: Fear Free Makes a Difference for Pets

Fear Free is more than a new buzz word in the veterinary medicine, it is a new way to practice medicine – not only for individual veterinarians and veterinary nurses (technicians), but for entire veterinary practice. On Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN Radio, I talk HERE with Dr. Natalie Marks about what this Fear…

Cat Behaviors Explained

This one WGN Radio listener and reader, named Diane, has several questions: “I have two 10-year old sister cats, Daisy and Moonglow.  I rescued them at an auction. They are wonderful indoor cats. I love just about every animal in the world; however, cats rule my world. I have questions concerning some of their habits.” Q: “Moonglow…

America's Got Cat Talent

America’s Got Cat Talent ought to be the re-named show. It’s a program I want to host because for years I’ve said you can teach cats pretty much anything you can teach a dog to do, but the cats may do it better. I thought it was way cool back when I trained my cat…

Cats Falling from Great Heights

Increasingly people do keep their cats indoors, over 65 percent according to the American Pet Products Association. Still, millions of cats are indoors-outdoors, and cats being cats will climb trees in pursuit of a bird, or sometimes just because they enjoy climbing. The problem isn’t so much going up, it’s getting down. In a study…

Get My Newsletter!

Keep up with the latest pet news with the EXCLUSIVE STEVE DALE NEWSLETTER!

So, Who is Steve Dale?

steve-dale-with-pets

Steve Dale is a certified animal behavior specialist who has been a trusted voice in the world of pet health for over 20 years. You have likely heard him on the radio, read him in print and online, and seen him speaking at events all over the world. His contributions to advancing pet wellness have earned him many an award and recognition around the globe.

Book Credits

Learn more about the numerous books Steve has contributed to and authored!

Article Archive

Interested in reading past articles? Just use the dropdown to select a topic!

Categories

steve-dale-fan-club

Like Us on Facebook

Follow Steve Dale on Social Media!

© Steve Dale All Rights Reserved

Menu

Steve Dale Pet World