Jennifer Wilber is a life-long animal lover. She currently has two black cats and has had many dogs and small pets throughout her life.
What is the Cat Behavior Summit?
The Cat Behavior Summit is a live virtual event about cat behavior, cat health, and so many more topics of interest to cat parents. This event is hosted by the leading cat health insights company Basepaws. The Cat Behavior Summit will take place Saturday, September 18th from 10 AM – 4 PM PDT. If you can’t make the live event, don’t worry; video recordings of all the live contents will be available to watch shortly after the conclusion of the event.
This virtual event allows cat lovers and paw-rents all over the country to participate in learning more about feeding behavior, litter box behavior, feline longevity, dental care, pet parenting, and tons more! There will be many cat experts from various industries as speakers hosting panels, Q&A sessions, breakout rooms, workshops, and more. There will also be a number of vendors, plus lots of prizes for attendees. All of the speakers invited to this event are top feline experts working in various pet-related industries, who aim to provide insight to current cat owners, as well as prospective new owners, and to assist them in better understanding their furry friends, and their needs and behaviors.
To join this event, the hosts ask for only a $25 donation, which will be given directly to Best Friends Animal Society.
The Cat Behavior Summit will feature a number of panels by top feline experts to help cat owners better understand their fur babies. Some key panel topics covered at the summit will include:
- Addressing the mysteries of cat behavior
- The science behind a cat's social life & maintaining harmony in a multi-cat home
- Tips for bonding with your feline friend while properly managing common cat allergens
- Educational tips and tools to providing the best care for senior cats
- Cat behavior lessons from first-hand experiences
- Share a cocktail (or mocktail) and learn how to find other cat lovers in the dating world
In addition to panels, there will also be several Q&A sessions, workshops, and breakout rooms lead by top veterinary professionals.
Featured feline experts speaking at this event include:
Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT
Internationally recognized veterinarian, known for his innovations in nutrition and pet obesity. Chief Veterinary Officer for Wild Earth, Executive Director of Education for VerticalVet, the founder of Seaside Animal Care, a National Practice of Excellence Award-winning small animal veterinary clinic and DogGone Healthy.
Matthew McGlasson, DVM, CVPM
Over 17 years of experience in leading multiple hospitals through creative clinic management, professional development, and quality improvement. His TikTok videos have over 40 million video views, and he seeks to bring personality and fun to the animal health industry.
Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB, DACAW
Dr. Valarie Tynes is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and is Board Certified in Animal Welfare. She has been actively involved in the Fear Free initiative since its inception and serves on the Fear Free Speakers Bureau.
Liz Bales, VMD
A writer, speaker, and a featured expert in all things pet around the globe including appearances on Fox and Friends, ABC News, and Cheddar. She is the founder of Doc and Phoebe's Cat Company and the inventor of The Indoor Hunting Feeder for cats.
Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)
Dr. St. Denis is a practicing feline medicine specialist, board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the specialty of feline practice. Dr. St. Denis is the 2020-2021 President for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and an active volunteer in the organization.
And many more feline veterinary experts! For a complete list of speakers, visit the Cat Behavior Summit’s website.
How to Join
To join this event, simply visit the Cat Behavior Summit website to purchase your ticket. The $25 fee for admission will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society to help save the lives of homeless cats, dogs, and other animals.
Your $25 donation gets you access to the live virtual event, which includes live educational panels with veterinary experts, panel discussions with Q&As where you can ask cat experts your questions, downloadable educational resources, a post-event virtual gift bag featuring exclusive deals from sponsors, and access to giveaways and raffles with chances to win prizes valued at over $2,000.
How To Watch if You Can’t Participate Live
If you are unable to watch the event live, don’t worry! You can still participate. Your donation also gives you access to watch recordings of all of the event content after the live event is over. You will also get access to all of the downloadable educational materials that supplement the video content.
About Best Friends Animal Society
The cost of every ticket for the Cat Behavior Summit supports the Best Friends Animal Society. The Best Friends Animal Society is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless and special-needs pets. Their main focus is an animal sanctuary that houses up to 1,600 animals including cats, dogs, bunnies, birds, horses, pigs and other barnyard animals. They also work with many network partners to bring lifesaving resources to rescue groups and shelters across the country.
Basepaws is a company that specializes in feline genetics. They offer test kits to analyze your cat’s DNA to learn more about your pet’s ancestry and health. Their flagship product, the Breed + Health Cat DNA Test helps cat owners learn about their cat's breed, health, traits, and habits. It can be used to help owners make informed health decisions regarding their fur baby’s health. Basepaws also has a whole genome test available that gives you even more information about your cat’s genetics. They also offer a feline dental health test kit, which is the ONLY screening test for most major dental conditions seen in cats that does not require anesthesia. This test analyzes the microbes in your cats’ mouth to look for disease signatures before they are visible to the naked eye.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
© 2021 Jennifer Wilber
Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on August 24, 2021:
Thanks for sharing all these information. Best for all those attending or otherwise.
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 24, 2021:
Ooh, this is interesting to know. I don't have any cats myself, but a friend of mine has 2, and I know he'd find this interesting to read! Thanks!