Posts tagged "thunderstorm anxiety"

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 »

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians met at the annual Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, in Denver, CO, to share research. The event is sponsored by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Expert attendees answered several of your pet behavior questions. Q: Last week, our smoke alarm chirped... 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 »
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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

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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 »

Decoding Your Dog, with Paul Lisnek Comcast Newsmakers

¬†”Decoding Your Dog,” and dog behavior are the topics discussed here with Paul Lisnek of WGN-TV and Comcast Newsmakers.   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.
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Steve Dale, Pet Behavior on WLS-TV News

Talking about behavior issues (that is in pet behavior) with Judy Hsu on the WLS-TV Morning News:

Fireworks and the Fourth

Fireworks and the Fourth
Each year I read about a dogs who die needlessly as a result of fireworks. Desperately attempting to get away from the exploding sounds, the terrified dog chokes to death on a chain or rope or even jumps a fence (and gets hit by a car). I wrote a piece for USAWeekend.com about how to... Read more »

Is Prozac All in The Mind: Ask An Anxious Dog

I know why this story in Discover: Psychologist Says Antidepressants Are Just Fancy Placebos can’t possibly be true. The story contends that ant-depressant drugs are pretty much just an expensive sugar pill. First, backing up one step – scientists absolutely agree that depression (and related anxiety issues) are created by a chemical imbalance. The drugs... Read more »
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