2021 National Animal Welfare Conference

I'll be co-presenting with researcher Courtney Graham: we'll be discussing our respective research on early life experiences and stress responses in kittens.

Shelter Playgroup Alliance Shelter Behavior and Enrichment Conference

Join us a day before the SPA 2021 Shelter Behavior and Enrichment Conference for a special option on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Immerse yourself in feline behavior during a full day deep dive with Mikel Delgado, PhD.  Mikel is a cat behavior consultant and co-founder of Feline Minds. Mikel’s deep knowledge and expertise in feline behavior will include the following topics: […]

If Cats Could Talk…Webinar hosted by Basepaws

I'll be speaking about signs of pain in cats, and how you can establish a routine of dental care with your cat. Hosted by my friends at Basepaws!! The event is free and there will be time to answer your questions!! eventbrite.com/e/if-cats-could-talk-tickets-162461708343

CAT CAMP! Human vs Cat: When Litter Box Problems Cause a Rift

I'll be speaking with my good friend Jackson Galaxy on Saturday, August 7th, at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. To live with a cat is to embrace compromise. In no area of the home is that clearer than the litter box. Cat guardians will try almost anything to avoid “living with the litter box” - […]


Using science to build a better relationship with your cat

I'll be speaking as part of the Animal Behavior Society's FREE Public Day on Saturday, August 7th. Prerecorded talks will be available throughout the day, and I will be part of a LIVE panel discussion at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern. On August 7th, you can access all the amazing talks and the panel here: […]

Inside the Feline Mind: What Your Cat Wants (and Needs)

Cat parents aren't psychic but years of studying the feline mind have given us the answers to what most cats want and need from their human. Think about the things that make your house a home: it's functional, comfortable, and enriches your life. Your cat needs an environment that does the same. What does your […]


How to make your cat happy!

Join me at this FREE webinar hosted by my friends at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Wednesday, January 18th at 6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific. Register here!!     Learn all about common cat behaviors, how to meet your cat's physical and emotional needs, and how to create a healthy and engaging home environment […]


I'm looking forward to giving three talks at this year's IAABC Conference in Houston, TX. I'll be presenting on play behavior in cats, feline feeding behavior, as well as the similarities and differences in working with cats in homes and shelters (co-presented with my business partner, Dilara Goksel Parry)! I'll also be part of a […]

Kittenhood Matters – The importance of early life experiences for domestic cats

The all day National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference will feature talks from Dr. Sarah Heath, Dr. Natalie Marks, myself, and more!! An all day kitten extravaganza!!! Although kittenhood may seem short, it has an oversized impact on later life outcomes for pet cats. This talk will review our current understanding of best practices related to […]

Kittenhood Matters – IAABC Pounce 2023 Conference

A two-day online conference all about cats!! Learn more here. My talk at Pounce will be a bit more in-depth than my presentation at the NKCVC, and I will go into more of the research behind kittens' early life experiences! Although kittenhood may seem short, it has an oversized impact on later life outcomes for […]

Play With Your Cat! online webinar Hosted by the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center NYC

  Join me on Thursday, March 14th at 6pm ET/3 PM PT, when I'll discuss my new book, “Play With Your Cat!: The Essential Guide to Interactive Play for a Happier, Healthier Feline.” This is a free, online-only event hosted via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants the day of the event. […]