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Articles tagged: Behavior

Is scruffing the best way to handle an upset cat?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Veterinary behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, and emergency/critical care veterinary technician Michelle Damon from the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, respond Many of us were taught that “scruffing” a cat—or grabbing the animal by the loose… Read More

Help for the Overweight Dog

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

It’s very possible that you’re living with a fat dog, but statistics say that you’re not alone.

overweight beagle sitting

Finding Qualified Professional Animal Trainers

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Finding a professional trainer to entrust your dog with can be challenging. While many well-qualified trainers give excellent, scientifically-validated advice, there are currently no required credentialing or licensing programs for professional animal trainers.

dog giving his paw

Staying Safe with Your Pet Who has Behavioral Issues

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Pets typically bring joy to their companion families, but behavior problems can take their toll and can cause pet owners to get discouraged. Whether it’s inappropriate elimination, anxiety or aggression, it’s important to know that many behavior problems can be managed effectively or even resolved with the help of a veterinary behaviorist. Learn how to handle challenging animal behaviors and when to seek help.

Preparing for your Behavior Appointment

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Taking these steps before your appointment at Tufts Behavior Clinic will ensure the most productive session and the best possible outcome.

Running with Dogs

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It’s important to assess your dog’s overall physical condition – and interest – before bringing him out for a jog.

Dear Doctor: Ruining the furniture

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Please see Catnip editor’s note at the end of this Q&A. Q. My cat is driving me crazy with the scratching. She has ruined not just upholstered furniture but also the wooden legs on my piano.… Read More

kitten scratching side of chair and destroying fabric

How Cat Collars Can Provide Safety

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Indoor-only cats do find ways to escape, so having a collar with current cat tags is critically important. For others, you can provide some outdoor fun by using a cat harness and leash.

orange and white cat wearing a cat harness