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Thursday, March 14th 6:00—7:00pm
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Play With Your Cat! with Animal Behavior Scientist Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado

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Play With Your Cat! with Animal Behavior Scientist Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado

Join us on Thursday, March 14th at 6pm ET, as we welcome animal behavior expert Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado to discuss her new book, “Play With Your Cat!: The Essential Guide to Interactive Play for a Happier, Healthier Feline.” While millions of American households have at least one feline family member, cats continue to be misunderstood by their owners. Dr. Delgado addresses this gap, exploring how a lack of interactive play can lead to boredom, frustration, and health issues in cats. Using an evidence-based approach and the latest scientific research, Dr. Delgado offers practical techniques for engaging cats in play, demonstrating the vital role it plays in their well-being and in resolving behavioral issues.

This is a free, online-only event hosted via Zoom (https://zoom.us/​​​). The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants the day of the event. Please email UsdanInstitute@amcny.org with any questions.

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About the Author

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Mikel Maria Delgado, PhD
Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and Animal Behavior Scientist

Mikel Maria Delgado, PhD, is a certified cat behavior consultant and animal behavior scientist. She is an internationally recognized cat expert and has been interviewed by the BBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, Science Friday, the Washington Post, the New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Newsweek, and Scientific American. Delgado currently lives in Sacramento, California, with her boyfriend, Scott, and their three happy rescue cats: Coriander, Professor Scribbles, and Ruby.


About the Book

Play With Your Cat! book cover showing a cat playing with a toy.

Millions of households in the United States have at least one cat as part of their family. Yet despite their popularity, cats continue to be misunderstood by their owners. This lack of understanding can lead to bored, frustrated, and under-stimulated cats, resulting in health and behavior problems. In Play with Your Cat!, animal behavior expert Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado shows cat parents what they may be missing: interactive play. Using an evidence-based approach and the latest scientific research, Delgado:

  • shows why cats need play and how it is essential to their well-being
  • provides readers with techniques on how to engage their cat in play
  • reveals how to use play to improve problematic cat behaviors

Playfully written and with fun illustrations, Play with Your Cat! is an essential read for cat parents looking to understand their feline friend—and have some fun in the process.

Purchase a copy of Play with Your Cat! here:
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/714477/play-with-your-cat-by-mikel-maria-delgado-phd/

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