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Articles tagged: Behavior

The Top 7 Changes In Cat Behavior

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Be on the lookout for signs in these key areas of your cat’s daily activities. One may indicate a potential health problem that warrants prompt veterinary attention.

sleeping cat

Projecting Your Own Fears Onto Your Pet

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Kim Curtsinger has “ruined” her dog, she tells us. “My four year-old sheltie, Casey, is very timid around other dogs,” says the Nicholasville, Kentucky woman. “Unfortunately,” she adds, “I am the cause of this. I… Read More

Kim Curstinger and her pal, Casey

Dear Doctor: A Cat with an Endless Appetite

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

A lot of animals — cats included — have had a difficult time finding enough to eat when living in a feral community-type setting and after adoption become ravenous when they are presented with a decent meal.

Adopting the Neighborhood Stray

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Several measures can help an outdoor cat transition to a happy — and safe — life inside your home. Here’s some expert advice to guide you.

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.

The Allure of Catnip

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Roughly 30 percent of cats don’t respond to it, but there are three other plants that might do the trick.

Do Try This at Home!

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

By taping a simple square on your floor, your cat will join the masses by doing exactly what cats do.