Podcasts

Episode 492 – Feline Social Intelligence

What do you think about when you think about feline social intelligence?

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Episode 491 – Behavioral Seizures in Dogs and Cats

Do behavioral seizures occur in companion animals, specifically in dogs and cats? This podcast considers this possibility and the challenges diagnosing and treating such seizures present.

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Episode 490 – Catastrophizing Animal Behavior and the Human-Animal Bond

Do you catastrophize animal behavior and the human-animal bond? This podcast compares the effects of castastrophizing on wild and domestic animals and the quality of the bonds that result.  

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Episode 489 – The Human-Vulture-Dog-Rat Bond

The human-vulture-dog bond does exist as does the human-vulture-rat bond; but what about the human-vulture-dog-rat bond, the subject of this week’s podcast? It, too, is real and rather scary for reasons that may surprise you.

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Episode 488 – Chronobiology, Animal Behavior, and the Bond

While many people think about daffodils, robins, and mud season in early spring, I think about chronobiology, animal behavior, and the bond. This podcast explores a few of the many natural cycles that influence our animal’s behaviors and their bonds with us.

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Episode 487 – Structured and Unstructured Animal Learning Environments

How do structured and unstructured animal learning environments affect animal behavior and the bond? Thoughts about that relationship triggered this podcast.

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Episode 486 – Companion Animal Cognition and Intelligence

Talk to many dog people long enough and the subject of companion animal cognition and intelligence eventually will come. Most of us are aware of our own animal’s cognitive and intellectual ability. But what, exactly, does that mean? 

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Episode 485 – Women Who Sleep with Their Dogs

What pops into your mind when you think about women who sleep with their dogs? This podcast explores some of my thoughts after reading two studies of this population from a human-animal bond perspective.

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Episode 484 – Are You a Pet-Food Snob?

Are you a pet-food snob? Do think that people who don’t feed their dogs and cats what you consider a quality diet don’t care about their animals? Or that they just aren’t as educated as you are about their animals’ needs?

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Episode 483 – Unwanted Children and Canine Transport Parallels

The title of this podcast, Unwanted Children and Canine Transport Parallels, is a play on words. The “unwanted” could refer to the children and dogs in the podcast. Or it could refer to the parallels between how a group of people or society deals with unwanted kids and dogs. Or both. This podcast will consider both.

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