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(Episode #78) How to Know if You’re Overfeeding Your Dog & A Truth About Cats We Overlook.

Published: 10/20/2020
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Full Show Notes for Episode 78.

Intro Timestamps:  00:00 – 1:55

Segment One:  1:58 – 4:19

There is a simple way to tell if you are feeding your dog too much, that is not about how much the dog weighs. Find out what it is.

Segment Two: 4:23 – 18:59

Then, being aware of your cat’s capabilities in this one particular area can make caring and living with your feline, so much easier and better provide for its needs. Pam Johnson–Bennet, a certified cat behavior consultant and author of Cat Wise, Americas Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions, tells you this truth about cats that we tend to overlook.

If cats have to scratch on things to be healthy and happy, as Pam explains, you’ve got to get the right kind of scratching post. See the companion blog for some helpful tips.

Segment Three: 19:02 – 23:32

Also, I tell you the story about the first time I called the ASPCA poison control hotline about my dog, Rosy because I thought she had eaten a scent diffuser stick from the bathroom.

Segment Four: 23:34 – 29:41

Finally, does your dog keep repeating certain behaviors even though you try to stop them? They may be getting encouraged to keep doing them, in ways that you are unaware.

 Additional Resources for the Episode.

Source for the story about overfeeding your dog – “The Royal Treatment, A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets” by Dr. Barbara Royal.

Pam Johnson-Bennet’s Website and ordering her books.

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Order Pam Johnson-Bennett’s book  Cat Wise, Americas Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions

ASPCA Poison Control Hotline Phone number – 888-426-4435.

Hear the story of another time I had to call the hotline when I stupidly and mistakenly fed Rosy a human medicine that’s toxic for dogs in episode 1 – segment 1.