Play is Important for — Survival??

We have long advocated play therapy as a way to prevent--and solve--a host of feline behavior problems, as well as a part of indoor enrichment for your cat's mental and physical health. Now there's another reason--longevity! In a fascinating article, ABC News ponders the question: "How could play — defined as “apparently purposeless activity that’s fun to do and pleasurable” — be vital for grim survival in such an often random and dangerous world? – And not just play in childhood, but throughout life. – And throughout life not only ...

2018-06-09T13:48:34-07:00

EFT Tapping Training

by Jean Hofve, DVM EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), or "Tapping," is one of the most amazing healing modalities ever discovered. It's free to learn, and easy to apply. I recommend it for both people and animals, and both together! Here's a 4-minute video on where and how to tap: You can find lots of information and examples of applying EFT to animals in the EFT category on this site, but today I'd like to talk about how it works in people, and to encourage you to learn and apply it in ...

2017-02-26T09:57:37-07:00

Indoor Enrichment for Cats

Cats are smart, and they naturally know everything they need to know about being a cat. However, they do not know about things like cars, dogs, infectious diseases, and other outdoor hazards. Like young children, cats need to be protected from dangers they can't anticipate or handle. That's why Little Big Cat recommends that cats be kept indoors, and not allowed to roam loose outside. (See our article "Indoors or Outdoors" for more information.) Now, many people think that this is cruel. They say that Nature intended for cats to ...

2018-02-20T11:56:06-07:00

EFT Tapping for Animals

Tapping, Meridian Therapies, or "Energy Psychology, including EFT (Emotional freedom Techniques) are techniques based on points along traditional Chinese acupuncture meridians. Sometimes these are referred to as "tapping" because they involve stimulating certain points by tapping them with the fingers. EFT was developed by Gary Craig. Other techniques include EMDR, TAT, TFT, and BSFF. The basic theory behind these therapies is that "the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." Negative emotions can give rise to physical and behavioral problems. By tapping on specific ...

2017-02-26T10:08:07-07:00