Steve Dale Pet World 1/10/2021 | Cat scratching prevention, science behind the psychological effect of declawing, and more

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What a great way to kick off the New Year! Dr. Kelly St. Denis, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) discusses why AAFP now says Cat Friendly Practices can no longer maintain that certification if they practice declaw. And she explains why that is the case. We discuss the mounting science which supports the notion that declaw is physiologically and arguably psychologically detrimental to cats. We also discuss what St. Dennis calls claw counseling to prevent cats from scratching where we don’t want them to or what to do about it if they are scratching where we don’t want so we can stop the scratching.  

Steve also offers a news story about a cat burglar.

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Steve Dale, certified animal behavior consultant, is host of two nationally syndicated radio shows–Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute–as well as host of Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, Chicago. (Click for more.)