Posts tagged "American Veterinary Society Animal Behavior"

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls
Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention, by all accounts,supports breed specific legislation (banning any dog referred to as a pit bill, and perhaps adding in other breeds). This group is holding a rally, or an ‘education program,’ as I was told to “educate the public regarding dangerous dog breeds.” There will be music, dance and theatrical... Read more »

Thunderstorm Anxiety; Fighting Cats; Pit Bulls: New Research from Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Thunderstorm Anxiety; Fighting Cats; Pit Bulls: New Research from Veterinary Behavior Symposium
DENVER, CO. — A nutritional supplement with green tea as a primary ingredient can help dogs with thunderstorm anxiety; a new tool to inspire peace among dueling cats; and what it means to be called a pit bull when you’re a shelter dog. Investigators revealed their findings on these and other study topics during the... Read more »

Poured Acid Over Pit Bull: Breed Isn't the Issue People Are

Poured Acid Over Pit Bull: Breed Isn't the Issue People Are
A pet rescue organization says a female pit bull mix in southeastern New Mexico,  is recovering after someone poured acid on her. This story illustrates yet again, how even abused dogs seem to forgive people – even dogs we refer to as pit bulls. In fact, it’s these dogs who may be the most common... Read more »
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Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective

Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective
At the Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced a new position statement on breed-specific legislation (BSL). This is when communities, ironically including Denver, where the Symposium was held, ban specific dog breeds. Pit bull-type dogs are always at the top of the list – sometimes the... Read more »

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 »

Dog Behavior Questions Answered at Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Dog Behavior Questions Answered at Veterinary Behavior Symposium
CHICAGO, IL. — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Veterinary Behavior Symposium July 19, preceding the 150th Annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held in Chicago. Members of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behavior hold this forum annually to present new research... Read more »
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Experts Converge at BlogPaws Answer Questions: Cat Attacks, Marking Dogs, Runny Nose Cat

Experts Converge at BlogPaws Answer Questions: Cat Attacks, Marking Dogs, Runny Nose Cat
Tysons Corner, VA. These selected questions were answered by experts attending the 2013 BlogPaws Conference May 16-18 in Tysons Corner, VA. Over 500 pet bloggers and pet writers gathered to learn more about how to educate people about companion animals using social media. I was keynote speaker, and David Frei, of the Westminster and National... Read more »

June is American Humane Association's Adopt-A-Cat Month

June is American Humane Association's Adopt-A-Cat Month
There’s no question that Americans love pets. There are more pets than children. Most homes have a pet, including about 40 million homes with at least one cat, adding up to over 86 million pet cats, according to the American Pet Products Association. Also, polls suggest that over 90 percent of pet owners consider their... Read more »
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