Articles Published in Spring 2021 PetConnections Magazine
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
“Cooperative Care ‘involves training an animal to not only tolerate handling and husbandry procedures, but to be an active, willing participant in these experiences.’ “
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.
Read the article in the Spring 2021 issue of Pittsburgh PetConnections Magazine, “Cooperative Care for Cats”, featuring Hamlet’s sister Ophelia, who responded well to my socialization techniques that later fit well into “fear free” training.
You can find it on page 24:
- on the PetConnections website home page (look for the icon for the Spring 2020 issue)
- in the online issue of the magazine on ISSUU (it’s easy to set up an account to view magazines on this site)
You can also find my updated Cat Resource Guide on page 25 listing low-cost spay/neuter, vaccine and care options in the Pittsburgh area and links to search other areas, and read other articles about pets and other topics focused on the human-animal bond.
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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.
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!