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Meet the dogs with OCD

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

This story on obsessive compulsive disorder features the translational work of Professor Emeritus Nicholas Dodman, former head of Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, on canine compulsive disorder (CCD). The piece references two related patient cases Dr. Dodman treated at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center and includes comments from Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, current head of Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic.

5 Behaviors That Show Your Dog’s Wild Side

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

While your fluffy white Poodle might seem a world away from a wild wolf stalking its prey, there are more similarities between them that you might imagine. Big or small, all dogs have retained a little bit of the wilderness in them—and that comes through in these five common behaviors.

Love, After First Bites

Monday, October 31st, 2016

How a little affection and a dash of Prozac turned a dachshund Cujo into a sweetheart Nothing prepared Leslie and George Devol for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund, Otto. The sweet puppy they brought… Read More