Posts tagged "Dr. Karen Overall"

Behaviorists Decode Dogs, Answering Your Questions

Behaviorists Decode Dogs, Answering Your Questions
These reader questions were all answered by contributing authors 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), written by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. I co-edited the book with veterinary behaviorists Dr.... Read more »

Service Dogs Help Soldiers with PTSD

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U.S. Veterans Administration estimates that 400,000 ex-soldiers are currently being treated for post traumatic stress disorder syndrome with the numbers climbing daily. It’s not a made-up dysfunction – the VA certainly admits PTSD exists. And those numbers don’t count thousands more with traumatic brain injuries. The rate of divorces, substance abuse and unemployment among veterans with PTSD... Read more »

Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs

Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs
This week, your questions are answered by renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall, the Philadelphia, PA-based contributing author to “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). Overall is also the author of a far more... Read more »
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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 »

North American Veterinary Conference

The poster for the book, Decoding Your Dog....The book was the talk of the conference!
Here are some of my 2014 North American Veterinary Conference highlights from Orlando.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Service Dogs Help Veterans: But Our Government Isn't Helping

Service Dogs Help Veterans: But Our Government Isn't Helping
Chris Maddeford was in an Army convoy that was attacked with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan. He was blown from his vehicle and sustained permanent, back and hip injuries in January 2003. Now living in Chicago, this Army veteran is getting help form a new friend with four legs – AJ, a Labrador... Read more »
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Service Dogs for Veterans, Dr. Karen Overall

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Service dogs can do great things for people, from guide dogs to dogs that detect seizures. Dogs can also help our record number of returning veterans with post traumatic stress disorder syndrome. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall, who has worked with the military, discusses this topic. Type your email address in the box and click... Read more »

Chicago Dog Show; Service Dogs and PTSD; Have We Seen Your Cat Lately? WGN Petcast

Chicago Dog Show; Service Dogs and PTSD; Have We Seen Your Cat Lately? WGN Petcast
If you enjoyed  the Westminster Dog Show, check out the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show, which will be at McCormick Place February 23-24. Susan Olsen, show chair from the dog show describes the long list of activities associated with the show, everything from a nose work demonstrations, to nearly 30 breed rescue groups to demos... Read more »

Fireworks and Dogs

Fireworks and Dogs
Not all dogs are patriotic. If your dog’s anxiety about fireworks is mild to moderate, one option is to simply close the windows, pump up some music and confine the pup  to a hiding place or a room as far from the big bangs as possible, such as the basement. Try distracting the dog with... Read more »
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Pet Behavior Books May Save Lives, "Good Cat!" "Good Dog!"

Pet Behavior Books May Save Lives, "Good Cat!" "Good Dog!"
If you have an ebook reader – and if you have a dog and/or a cat, continue reading…. The number one cause of death in dogs and cats isn’t cancer, or heart disease….it’s poor behavior. When the pet isn’t acting up to our expectations, the human animal bond may crash overnight, or disintegrate over time.... Read more »