Posts tagged "ADAPTIL"

Halloween Tips for Anxious Pets, Easing Anxieties

Thumbnail image for 'Halloween Tips for Anxious Pets, Easing Anxieties'
Some pets love all those dressed up goblins on Halloween, and don’t mind the constant commotion….other pets get really nervous and anxious. I have some tips to help those nervous nellies as well as some general safety tips. More Halloween info for pets. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »

Fireworks Scare Dogs: What to Do

Fireworks Scare Dogs: What to Do
Q: Sadie is terrified of fireworks. We close our windows, but that doesn’t help. Not only do we live close to our neighborhood’s fireworks display, but kids also set off their own fireworks in the days leading up to the Fourth.. How can I help my dog? P.M., Deerfield, IL. Q: Our German Shepherd looks... Read more »

Fireworks and Dogs: How to Help Terrified Dogs

Fireworks and Dogs: How to Help Terrified Dogs
Dogs and fireworks don’t mix. So, what can you do to help your dog through the Fourth? I talk about lots of possibilities in this video. The good news is that your best pal doesn’t need to suffer.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »
Advertisement:

Behaviorist Answers Dog Behavior Questions; Editor Decoding Your Dog

Behaviorist Answers Dog Behavior Questions; Editor Decoding Your Dog
These reader questions about about “dogs with issues” were answered by Dr. John Ciribassi, a veterinary behaviorist in the Chicago area, and co-editor (with Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself) of “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY,... Read more »

Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs, HouseSmarts-TV

Thumbnail image for 'Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs, HouseSmarts-TV'
Thunderstorm anxiety is a common problem in dogs….It’s ironic that the night this aired on HouseSmarts with Lou Manfredini , at least in Chicago, there was a thunderstorm. I offer a pawful of solutions, including Adaptil, and products like the ThunderShirt, even distracting the dog with lovely music and food dispensing toys. There’s much more found... Read more »

Car Sick Dog to Grandma's House

Car Sick Dog to Grandma's House
Q: Grandma lives three states away. We plan to visit her this summer and would like to take Sadie along. Unfortunately, Sadie gets sick in the car. She’s excited when we say, “Let’s go for a ride,” but the moment she gets in the car, she pants, drools, whines and sometimes gets sick to her... Read more »
Advertisement:

Dog Behavior Questions Answered, Including Separation Anxiety

Dog Behavior Questions Answered, Including Separation Anxiety
Recently, Merrick Pet Foods conducted a contest via Facebook, asking readers to ask me: “Why does my dog…?” The first 20 responders received a copy of  ”Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27) authored by members... Read more »

Decoding Dogs, Vet Behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg Answers

Decoding Dogs, Vet Behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg Answers
These reader questions were answered by Thornhill, Ontario, Canada-based veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, a contributing author to “Decoding Your Dog” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27), also including segments by fellow members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. The book is co-edited by myself and veterinary behaviorists Dr. Debra Horwitz and... Read more »

Dog Behavior Questions Answered, Decoding Your Dog

Dog Behavior Questions Answered, Decoding Your Dog
These reader questions about dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz in St. Louis, MO, an editor (with Dr. John Ciribassi and myself) of “Decoding Your Dog,” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In the book, common behavior problems are explained with techniques to avoid  problems, and also there’s advice... Read more »
Advertisement:

Pets at Christmas: Keeping them Safe

Pets at Christmas: Keeping them Safe
Here are eight pet safety tips to keep everyone safe on Christmas Day: Leaving out Christmas cookies for Santa is something St. Nick’s waistline sure doesn’t need, and your pets certainly don’t either. Chocolate, of course, is dangerous to pets. Even sugar-free cookies can be a problem for pets if they’re made with an artificial... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Steve Dale

    Dog/Cat Behavior Consultant; pet advocate; broadcaster, journalist

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

  • @Stevedalepets

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News