Purrrfectly Holistic with Pam Roussell
Purrrfectly Holistic - Purrrfectly Holistic with Pam – TODAYS GUEST: Dr. Marci Koski, a feline behaviorist.
September 21, 2020
with Pam Roussell
Learn valuable and commonly not known about important health care facts about your cats (and your pets) …
TODAYS GUEST: Dr. Marci Koski, a feline behaviorist.
Dr. Marci Koski is a certified feline behavior and training consultant with specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. She also holds a doctorate in Fishery and Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and worked as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over ten years, where she focused her efforts on the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species.
Marci has always been passionate about animals and their welfare, and decided that her education, talents, and passion would best serve people and animals through the creation of her own business, Feline Behavior Solutions. Cats have always had a special place in her heart, and Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently lives with four gorgeous and sassy kitties: Samantha, Momo, Oliver, and Abbey. Marci works with two animal rescue organizations, including the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, where she assists with a program that connects under-socialized cats with inmates at a minimum-security prison. Marci educates the inmates about cat behavior and helps them socialize the cats (with whom they live until the cats are properly socialized); then the cats are adopted out through the Humane Society. This very special and unique program is a win-win-win situation! She also currently volunteers at Furry Friends, a no-kill cat rescue organization in Vancouver, WA, where she is a member of the executive board and serves as their cat behavior specialist to address concerns both in the halfway house, and before and after cats are adopted to forever homes.
Marci’s primary mission through her work with Feline Behavior Solutions is to keep cats in homes and from being abandoned to streets or shelters as the result of treatable behavior issues. Marci believes that the number of cats who are abandoned and/or euthanized in shelters can be greatly reduced if guardians better understand cat behavior, and learn how to work with their cats to encourage desired behaviors instead of unwanted ones. Having cats (and other companion animals) in our lives is a wonderful thing, and the relationships we foster with them are at the heart of living together peacefully. Cats are capable of giving us the gifts of companionship, comfort, love, and even a good belly-laugh at times. And in return, giving our kitty friends happy and healthy lives and relationships with their guardians is what Marci strives to do with Feline Behavior Solutions.
Purrrfectly Holistic with Pam on the 3rd Monday of the Month at 5pm pacific – Pam is a Cat mom, fitness enthusiast, swimmer, holistic health seeker, yogi, aspiring gardener, lover of sunny Cancun beaches, gentle spirit, high sales achiever and entrepreneur. After suffering an injury that wouldn’t heal, Pam was led on a journey to seek out alternative, holistic and natural medicine back in 2005, and she’s been learning ever since. Now a passion that she loves to share with others and her my goal is to help people help themselves and their cats along their path to holistic health. She has taken courses in holistic health for animals, muscle testing, and animal communication. Her life is shared with her husband Rich of over 19 years and their four cats: Lili, Rocket, Gunner, and Aylen.