Listen, Learn, and Discuss

Listen to this on-demand informative webinar for trainers, behaviorists, veterinary professionals, shelter/rescue staff, and cat owners! Enjoy the opportunity to chat with the presenter and ask questions. Learn how cats differ from dogs in their feeding preferences, how to feed cats to meet their needs and keep them happy, and how to prevent and solve feeding-related behavior problems.  

About "Feeding Outside the Bowl"

Cats are dependent on their owners to determine when, what, and how they eat, which can impact their welfare. In this webinar, Dr. Delgado reviews research related to feline feeding behavior, including her recently published work regarding cats' response to contrafreeloading and owners' use of food puzzles as a way to accommodate predatory behavior. Because feeding-related concerns are common among cat owners, this webinar provides practical tips and advice for managing cats who are fed different types of foods, who may be finicky eaters or overweight, and the benefits of using food to modify cat behavior. (Note: This talk will not address feline nutrition or specific types of foods).

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Mikel Delgado

Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat Behavior Consultant who has been working with cats professionally for over 20 years. She worked as a cat behavior specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for eight years before co-founding Feline Minds in 2008, where she offers assistance for cat owners, animal shelters, and corporations. She currently works as a researcher for Good Dog, a tech company which supports responsible dog breeding and ownership. Mikel completed her PhD in animal behavior and cognition at UC Berkeley, and was a postdoc at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she researched the social and feeding behaviors of cats and the health and behavior of orphaned neonatal kittens. She is author of the forthcoming book “Play with Your Cat!” (2023, Tarcher/Perigee) and co-authored the 2017 book “Total Cat Mojo,” with Jackson Galaxy.

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