Communicating with Cats


International Cat Care proclaimed August 8 International Cat Day, and the goal is to take five minutes to play with your cat, and to do it every single day. On the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Dr. Kelly St. Denis, past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and co-editor of Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery says that she totally agrees and that we need to do a better job of interacting with cats.

We discuss why when you have a party, Dr. Denis’ Aunt Bertha ought not to be reaching for the cat(s) is they are hesitant about interacting.

We also discuss how to best communicate with cats what to do or not to do, such as keeping off counters.

How to work with cats to convince them that trimming nails isn’t so bad afterall.