Posts tagged "anxious cats"

Pet Questions Answered at NAVC

Pet Questions Answered at NAVC
Orlando, FL. These reader questions by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando Jan. 17-21. Q: We’re about to travel a long distance in the car with my 18-year old cat. She’s always been miserable about car rides. I’ve increased the bedding in the carrier. The veterinarian suggested (an anti-anxiety drug) Alprazolam (Xanax).... Read more »

Dr. Sophia Yin's Loss Is Profound

Dr. Sophia Yin's Loss Is Profound
Dr. Sophia Yin was a frequent presenter at veterinary conferences and dog training conferences around the world. Unlike most veterinarians, she enjoyed a huge fan base of not only veterinarians, but also dog trainers, groomers and pet owners. Sophia Yin unexpectedly passed away today (September 29). Dr. Yin’s  mission in life was to improve our... Read more »

Cats with Accidents Outside the Box: Answering Readers

Cats with Accidents Outside the Box: Answering Readers
Q: Cujo stopped using his litter box last week. He’s now using kitchen counters and inside the cabinets to do his business. I’ve always had cats and never encountered this problem before. Please help or I’ll be forced to find Cujo a new home. — M.I., Cyberspace A: First and foremost, see your veterinarian. I... Read more »
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Anxious Pets: Solutions on 'Good Day Chicago'

On this TV Segment on Fox News in Chicago with Kori Chambers, I offer several tips on dealing with anxious dogs. Listen, if your dog is totally freaked out by thunderstorms or being left alone, then none of this will solve the problem – you DO need to see your veterinarian, and likely psycho-pharmaceutical intervention is the... Read more »

Behavior Problems of the Dog & Cat; Questions Answered by Dr. Gary Landsberg

Behavior Problems of the Dog & Cat; Questions Answered by Dr. Gary Landsberg
“Behavior Problems of the Dog & Cat,“ 3rd Edition, by Dr. Gary Landsberg, Dr. Wayne Hunthausen and Dr. Lowell Ackerman (Elsevier Publishing, 2013; $93) is an ultimate reference. It’s true this definitive 454 page volume is a resource for veterinary professionals, it may also be a valuable reference and guide for dog trainers, professional behavior... Read more »

Is Your Cat Not Feeling Well? How Can You Tell?

Changes in interactions: A previously clingy cat acting uncharacteristically aloof, or an independent sole transforming into “Velcro kitty” are examples.
Celebrate Take Your Cat to the Vet week (August 22-28) – having your cat visit the veterinarian for a twice annual preventative exam is really important. This is an initiative supported by petfinder.com and the CATalyst Council. Sadly, cats – on average – see the veterinarian less than half as often as dogs. Presumably, there... Read more »
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