Cat Behavior

Using a Search Dog to Track a Lost Outdoor-Access Cat

Many people with a lost pet think that a search dog is the best method for finding their pet.  However, most people tend to have unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding of how a search dog works.  I previously wrote an article on considerations for Using a Search Dog, and in this series of articles, I …

Using a Search Dog to Track a Lost Outdoor-Access Cat Read More »

Regional Risk of Coyote Attacks on Pets

I have written several articles on coyotes killing cats and one on coyotes attacking dogs. Observations of Coyote Predation on Cats More Observations of Coyote-Cat Interactions: What Can We Learn? Coyotes Don’t Eat Cats Very Often Understanding Coyote Behavior in Urban/Suburban Areas and Assessing Risks to Cats Trends in Coyote Attacks on Dogs Most of …

Regional Risk of Coyote Attacks on Pets Read More »

Risky Behaviors of Outdoor-access Cats

In a joint project by National Geographic and the University of Georgia, outdoor-access house cats were fitted with Kitty Cams, small video cameras that attach to the cat’s collar, to learn about the secretive behavior of  free-roaming cats.  Data were collected on 55 outdoor-access house cats in Athens, Georgia, from November 2010 to October 2011.  …

Risky Behaviors of Outdoor-access Cats Read More »

New Insights into Cat Behavior Using a GPS Logger and Cat-cam

The secretive nature of cats makes it nearly impossible to observe their natural behavior when outdoors.  Likewise, few cat owners know where their cats travel or what they do when allowed outside.  A new study conducted in Britain used GPS loggers to map the travel of outdoor-access house cats.  What makes this study more innovative …

New Insights into Cat Behavior Using a GPS Logger and Cat-cam Read More »

Adoption of Stray Cats and the Importance of Lost Pet Posters

I was surprised to recently learn that as many as 30% of people acquire their cats because they were found as strays or abandoned or “just showed up” (New et al. 2004)  This does not include cats adopted from shelters, which accounted for another 13% of cats acquired, or those adopted from rescue groups, friends …

Adoption of Stray Cats and the Importance of Lost Pet Posters Read More »

image_pdfimage_print