Short Takes

March 2007 Issue

Short Takes: 03/07

How to manage aggressive cats; some web help; meet the new muse

"Helping Owners Handle Aggressive Cats" is animal-behavior consultant Wayne Hunthausenís advice for veterinarians who counsel concerned cat people who, like us, never knew there were so many reasons for cats to attack. He lists 11 possible types of feline aggression: "Fear-induced, play, redirected, petting-induced, territorial, inter-male, maternal, pain-induced, learned, pathophysiological and idiopathic."

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