A sampling of some of Ramona’s favorite published articles

 

Cat Health and Behavior

“ONE HEALTH AND  THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND”
Medicine and science can heal us. Our bond with our pets can help keep us healthy.
Published in the June 2016 issue of “Cat Talk” magazine. A 2016 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence award winner.
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“THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND  –  a Biological Imperative”
Humans don’t love animals because they are cute. It turns out that they are good for our health.
Published in the December 2016 issue of “Cat Talk” magazine. A 2016 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence award winner.
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“CANCER TREATMENTS FOR CATS”
Feline cancer is aggressive, but it can be treatable. An exploration of treatment options and questions to help decide if treatment is right for your cat.
Published in the August 2016 issue of “Catnip” newsletter. A 2016 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence award winner.
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“HOSPICE CARE FOR OUR PETS”
Most pet owners will face end of life decisions. As with human hospice care, the focus of hospice for pets is that of alleviating pain, rather than treatment of disease.
Published in the September issue 2016 issue of “Catnip” newsletter. A 2016 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence award winner.
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“THE STRENGTH OF THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND”
Medical evidence shows that our love for out pets is good for us AND that they love us too.
Published in Catnip newsletter; Winner of the 2015 GoodNewsForPets.com “Human-Animal Bond Award.”
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“COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION IN CATS
Senior cats experience confusion and disorientation as they age too.
Originally published in Animal Wellness magazine; a 2015 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence award winner.
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“ESTATE PLANNING AND YOUR PETS”
Your pet may outlive you; effectively plan for that event.
Published in Catnip newsletter; a 2015 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence award winner and winner of the 2015 CWA Muse Medallion – Newsletter Article/Any Other Topic
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“HCM IN CATS”  (originally “FAINT HEART”)
Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the number one heart disease in cats. Though currently incurable, a combination of conventional and alternative therapies may help treat it.
This article won the 2014 Purina One Health Award from the Cat Writers’ Association and also a 2014 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence.
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Originally published in Animal Wellness magazine.

BODY TALK
Your cat communicates as much with his body as with his voice. Learning how to interpret the sublet of signals will eliminate misunderstandings and strengthen your bond.
Originally published in Animal Wellness magazine. 2013 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence.
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Cats and Culture

 

“CATS IN MUSIC”
A look at the how cats have been musical inspirations
Originally published in The Cat Fanciers’ Association’s Cat Talk magazine.
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“AN INTERVIEW WITH IAN ANDERSON”
Companion piece to “Cats in Music,” this interview with the frontman for “Jethro Tull” focuses on his love of all cats, and dedication to the preservation of the Scottish Wild Cat.
Originally published in The Cat Fanciers’ Association’s Cat Talk magazine.
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“ECHOES OF WISDOM, WHISPERS OF SKYNYRD”
Wisdom from my grandmothers and inspiration from Skynyrd.
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A guest blog for World’s Best Cat Litter.

“CATS IN CINEMA”
A history of felines in film.
Originally published in The Cat Fanciers’ Association’s Cat Talk magazine.
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“POP CULTURE CATS”
Cats have been a part of popular culture since the ancient Egyptian civilization. This two-part series explores our fascination with cats.
Originally published in The Cat Fanciers’ Association’s Cat Talk magazine.
Part 1  |  Part 2

IN GOOD HANDS”
Originally published in Cat Fancy magazine. 2012 Cat Writers’ Association Certificate of Excellence.
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Cat College Sessions

Ramona serves as Art History professor at Cat College Extension Studies for CatChannel.com. Sign up for a series of online courses about cats including nutrition, history, art history, genetics, biology, sociology, and more. Each course includes an article, a quiz and either a video, chart, a project or interactive map. Check out the course Cat-alog for class schedules and enroll today.

Session 400: Cats in the Ancient World

History 401: Cats in the Ancient World
“Learn the origins of cat domestication from the Fertile Crescent to the Mediterranean.”
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History 402: Persian Lion, Symbol of Power
“Learn about the Babylonian reverence for this large cat, and its current endangered status.”
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History 403: The Cat in Ancient Egypt
“Investigate the ancient Egyptians fascination with felines.”
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Originally published on CatChannel.com. This online series won a Cat Writers’ Association 2011 Certificate of Excellence.

One of my favorite articles, also from Cat College, is from Session 100: Art History.
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Originally published on CatChannel.com.

 


Articles from Pet Product News International

“DOG MARKETPLACE: THE WHOLE PACKAGE
“Dog owners want it all when it comes to the chews they give their pets.”
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EXOTICS MARKETPLACE: CUSTOMERS GET CHEWSY
“When it comes to selecting beneficial treats for small mammal pets, owners want all-natural, Made in the USA, multipurpose chew products.”
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FALL EMPORIUM: LAPPY HOUR
“Fusing function with fashion, watering and feeding systems are hands-down winners when it comes to gift giving.”
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