Articles Published in Spring 2021 PetConnections Magazine

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One of the most interesting cat behavior webinars I’ve attended in the past few months outlined “Cooperative Care for Cats” by Tabitha Kucera, Owner, RVT, CCBC, KPA-CTP at Chirrups and Chatter. In cat behavior we’ve been learning about finding ways to ease cats into activities they find uncomfortable or frightening, like claw trims and vet visits. Cooperative Care goes a step farther by actually engaging a cat in its own handling and inviting it to be a participant in making decisions. I was excited to be able to share this topic in this magazine focused on the human-animal bond.

Cooperative Care for Cats

While giving cats choice may sound far-fetched, break down an activity and you can see there are many points where a cat can indicate preference and comfort that you can respond to.

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Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left page, and on the right page the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. Great Rescues also includes a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings including information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, or helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.

Each book includes also 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.

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  • April 27, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    hi Bernadette, I would love access the article. However, I am not seeing a Spr 2021 issue of the magazine…I see a Spr 2020 issue and searched there but not seeing it.

    • April 27, 2021 at 9:54 pm

      There may have been a problem on the site. Use the ISSU link just below that one. That is what’s linked to the page anyway, and this link will open it directly. Thanks for your interest!


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