Posts tagged "veterinary behaviorists"

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 Express Tour: Pheromone Therapy

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It’s called the Keep L.O.V.E. Alive Tour, love as in how pet owners connect with their pets….and also, which stands for, ‘Leaving On Veterinary Expertise.’ Behavior issues may be the most common explanation for giving up pets. Often those problems are anxiety based. Adaptil and Feliway can help to diminish anxiety in dogs and cats,... 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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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 »

AVMA: Cat Behavior 101

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Dr. Debra Horwitz veterinary behaviorist, talks cats, in this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association, reviews some basics about cat behavior: * Is a timid cat a “normal” cat? * What types of cats are best for individual households? * Why do cats sometimes bite people when being petted? * How do cats best... Read more »

Reader Email: Was It a Vaccine Reaction? Heart Disease in Cats, How To Be a Vet

Reader Email: Was It a Vaccine Reaction? Heart Disease in Cats, How To Be a Vet
Q: In November, my little dog, Beau, hurt his leg. I took him to the veterinarian for help and for grooming. While I was waiting in the exam room, I saw a promotion for a vaccine that would prevent my dog from getting sick after licking wild animal pee. We live in the country with... Read more »
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Pet Behavior Myths

Pet Behavior Myths
I love this story at DVM 360, “!0 Life Threatening Behavior Myths,” by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Valerie Tynes. It’s a particularly well written read but an important one because animals really do lose their lives as a result of these myths. Behavior problems continue to be the leading cause of relinquishment and euthanasia of pets... Read more »

You're on Camera, from the American Animal Hospital Association Conference

These screen shots are from the videos we recorded at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) /Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference, March 24-27 in Toronto, speaking to superstars of the veterinary world. AAHA certifies veterinary hospitals that attain standards for excellence in veterinary care. The AAHA logo appears at accredited hospitals.Those facilities and their personnel... Read more »

WLS Podcast, Steve Dale Celebrates Year of the Cat

Listening back, my favorite 890-AM WLS Petcasts in 2010, this installment celebrates cats, and was recorded in conjunction with Adopt-A-Cat month. Listen here for the cat Petcast. At this time CATegorical Care (which I wrote with Beth Adelman and Amy Shojai) was released by the American Humane Association in conjunction with the CATalyst Council. It... Read more »
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It's the Brand or the Dog?

The controversy continues….so many individual dog trainers and nearly each and every organization representing dog trainers, and behaviorists or behavior consultants; and veterinary groups have made statements critical of Cesar Millan, TV’s Dog Whisperer. Article after article has quoted experts offering concerns about his methods, the latest story from Time magazine. Still, people follow Millan... Read more »
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