Issue 23 Table of Contents

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The Sustainable Cat: Making Better Choices for the Environment

Everything humans do has some impact on our environment at every scale — positive, negative, or mixed. Even our choices around our companion animals make a difference to the world...

By Tiro Miller, PhD

Spotlight on Research: Courtney Graham

Courtney Graham is a postdoctoral researcher working with cats at the Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare Lab at the University of Ontario. She is currently investigating the effects of socialization...

Ask the Ethics Committee

The IAABC Ethics Committee is a team of volunteers that adjudicate on ethical matters for the IAABC. Their role is to evaluate complaints about violations of our Professional Code of...

By IAABC Ethics Committee

Promoting Natural Behaviors in Geckos Through Enrichment

With the right handling, geckos can be engaging, inquisitive, and fun to be around! This article gives you a variety of tips how to change your gecko’s environment to make...

By Blaze Fulbrook

Potential Neural Consequences for Snakes Under Captive Management

Are snakes not thought to be intelligent because they’re really dumb, or are we making it impossible for them to reach their brainpower potential by forcing them to live in...

By Lori Torrini

COVID-sniffing Dogs One Year Later: New Studies Show Promise

The canine nose is the most sophisticated tool we have for detecting odors in real-life environments. As soon as the pandemic hit, researchers started looking at whether dogs could be...

By Kayla Fratt, CDBC

The Importance of Consent Behaviors for Veterinary Procedures

Handling animals, especially those who may be in pain or experiencing aversive emotional arousal, carries an inherent risk. The risks are to both the handler and to the animal. For...

By Natalie Rogers, PhD

Everyone Is on the Behavior Team: How ASPCA’s eLearning Platform Broadens and Deepens Behavior Knowledge for Shelter Personnel

At the ASPCA, we use the phrase Everyone Is on the Behavior Team because we strongly believe every interaction between a person and an animal is an opportunity to provide...

By Renee Dunaway and Amy Duskiewicz

Equine Advocacy

Horses suffer when they’re misunderstood, and seen as tools to meet human needs. These sensitive animals are subjected to pain and fear because the humans in their life have not...

By Irene Perrett

The Welfare of Captive Fish

Of all the species we keep as pets, fish are perhaps the least well-understood and least cared about in terms of their behavioral welfare. Recently, however, scientists have been researching...

By Tessa Gonzalez


Issue 29

Issue 29 | February 2024


Trauma-informed approaches to community support | Equine obesity | Shelter cats go to college | Why thinking outside the box matters | Training and behavioral euthanasia, and more....

Issue 28

Issue 28 | October 2023


Gentle Yoga for Dog Trainers | A Multi-part Series on Ethics and Horsemanship | Helping Diabetic Cats With Behavior Challenges | IR Thermography and Saddle Fit, and more...

Issue 27

Issue 27 | June 2023


Helping dogs and their people be more active together, how to talk to clients who have unrealistic breed-based expectations, a case of feline excessive vocalization, templates for observing pain in...

Issue 26

Issue 26 | February 2023


Training for Resilience | Clicker Training Through a Cat's End-of-life | Running Successful Adoption Days | Volunteer Retention in Shelters | Horse Training Methodologies, and more...

Issue 25

Issue 25 | October 2022


The Equine Gut Microbiome | Sudden-Onset Aggression in Cats | When to Stay Involved in Medical Cases | Setting SMARTER Goals for your Clients | Detection Dog Literature Review, and...

Issue 24

Issue 24 | June 2022


What the Lacey Act Amendment means for parrot keeping | A novel method for rearing orphaned donkey foals | Dog, cat, shelter, and horse behavior case studies | An in-depth...