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Avoiding Fights When Introducing a New Cat

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It can be difficult to introduce a new cat into an established household. A few considerations can go a long way. This article in Psychology Today outlines steps we can take to lessen the risk of conflict.

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

No more need to sustain battle scars when trying to give your cat medication or trimming his or her nails. Tips for giving meds and doing nail trims in kitties are provided in this article in Psychology Today.

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What Your Senior Cat Wishes You Knew

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Do you live with an older cat? Is your older cat slowing down? Pain may be playing a bigger role than you think. This article in Psychology Today offers some suggestions for helping her to stay comfortable and contented.

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Your Cat Is Bored!

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

If your cat had thumbs, would he be twiddling them with boredom? A few ideas can go a long way. An article in Psychology Today outlines ways to make his life exciting in three months or less.

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Social Conflict Between Household Cats

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

With the popularity of companion cats at an all-time high, many households have multiple cats. This can lead to some interesting dynamics, including aggression. An article in Psychology Today talks about how multi-cat households can be twice the fun but have twice the conflict.

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Demystifying Feline Behavior

Posted By ACVB, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Carlo Siracusa and James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine contextualize recent findings in cat behavior science, debunk some cat-related myths, and explain why our kitties are not just “low-maintenance dogs.”

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