Music Specially for Kitty Cats

Music Specially for Kitty Cats A few years ago, scientists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the University of Maryland, wanted to study whether cats could respond to music. And so they created some music especially for feline sensibilities, as described in this article outlining the whole study.  It describes how Charles Snowdon […]

Dealing with Dogs who are Picky Eaters

Pet Food Advisors (02-05-2018) #7051: Lucy Postins from The Honest Kitchen continues her discussion with Tracie about her book FOOD OBSESSED: THE HONEST KITCHEN’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER LIFE FOR THE PUP YOU LOVE with the chapter “Mealtime Misgivings,” which is about dogs who are picky eaters and how to perk up their […]

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything!

FELINE GRAFFITI: Stressed-out Cat Pees on Everything! I got this question from Taylor, who listens to my NPR radio show DOG TALK ®(and Kitties, Too!) as well as to CAT CHAT® on the Radio Pet Lady Network. She describes a pretty awful out-of-control, out-of-litter-box situation: “We have two cats and three dogs in our family […]

Like Presidents, Dogs May Go Gray When Stressed

Like Presidents, Dogs May Go Gray When Stressed A new study, co-authored by author and scientist Temple Grandin and published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science explores whether anxiety and impulsiveness may contribute to premature graying in dogs. The research focused on a sample of 400 dogs, age 1 to 4 years old, found […]

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like?

What Kind of Music Does Your Dog Like? Research has shown that different types of music effect people differently: grunge music is associated with sadness and fatigue, while classical music tends to reduce stress. But how do dogs respond to music? Research published in Psychology Today magazine illustrated how music influences the emotions of dogs. […]

Dog Talk #365 (3/29/2014)

Dog Talk (3/29/2014) #365: Dr. Daniel Mills came from the United Kingdom to give two lectures at the University of Pennsylvania vet school, invited by Dr. Carlo Siracusa, the Official veterinary Behaviorist of DOG TALK. In two discussions, Dr. Mills explains pheromonatherapy — synthetic versions of a cat’s own pheromones — that mimic the cat’s […]