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Enrich the Environment for a Full Feline Live Question- I have 5 cats and 5 months ago, I saved 3 kittens that were 3 days old. I just adopted 2 of them together to a home and we are keeping the third. Well, the poor little guy is bored, lonely, and depressed. None of my butt head cats will play with him, let alone curl up with him. I feel so bad for him and am trying everything I can [...]

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Effort Underway to Outlaw Trapping on Public Lands A few weeks ago in this column I posted a letter telling the story of a dog who spent 3 days caught in a coyote trap. “Bailey” ended up doing fine but the trapping issue continues to smolder.  The Journal published some letters on the Op-Ed page. Here are a few of the responses from my facebook page. “In this day and age, that we allow these mindless and cruel devices especially [...]

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Prevent Arousal Triggers; Treat Anxiety, Nausea Question: I need help controlling my Sunny in a car. I have had big dogs all my life but never had this problem and it’s getting scary to travel and worry about the distraction. In all other situations he responds to speech commands and treats. In this he is oblivious to my existence! Dr. Nichol: Oblivious to your existence, eh? I’ve been to that movie. You might as well be raising children. Out-of-control pacing [...]

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Territorial Aggression in Neighbor’s Yard Question: My 9 year old mostly outside male neutered cat is very territorial. He often harasses the 5 wimpy next door cats on their territory. The owners blame me. I have only heard the fights a few times and my cat rarely gets any cuts. They are threatening to call animal control. He has used their property as his territory long before they moved in 3 years ago. They knew he was a territorial male [...]

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