Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Cat Behavior Consultant who has been working with cats for over 20 years. She offers cat behavior consulting through Feline Minds and is currently the Standards & Research Lead at Good Dog.
She completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis where she researched the health and behavior of orphaned neonatal kittens and cats in multi-cat households. Mikel is co-author with Jackson Galaxy of the 2017 book “Total Cat Mojo,” and has published her research in several academic journals.
Mikel is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (Animal Behavior Society), a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), and an Affiliate Member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. She now lives in Sacramento, California with her boyfriend Scott (a cat-loving CPA) and their three rescue cats.
For some of Mikel’s insights about cats, read one of the articles below.
- America’s Most Popular Cat Breeds
- Why Do Cats Sit on Your Shoulder?
- How to Fly With a Cat
- What the Heck Does Catnip Do to Cats?
- Why Does My Cat Keep Licking Me?