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How to Promote Good Canine Behavior

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Nicholas Dodman discusses treating aggression in pets. Veterinary Practice News March 18, 2016 http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/how-to-promote-good-canine-behavior/

Newly identified genomic causes of severe compulsive behavior in dogs could further understanding of human OCD

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, a discovery that could lead to better therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder in people. The discovery appears online in advance of print on February 29 in the International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine.

Dog chasing its tail

Tracing the Roots of OCD in Pets and People

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Animal behavior research at Tufts holds promise for better detection and treatment of the disorder In 2011, science threw a curveball at Nicholas Dodman and Alice Moon-Fanelli. The two researchers were looking at bull terriers… Read More

Ever Wonder: Why Do Cats Purr?

Friday, September 11th, 2015

This feline response happens when the animals are happy—and when they’re in distress—says Tufts animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we… Read More

Animal Instinct

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Tufts scientists seek to put some evidence behind what we intuitively know is a wonderful thing: our special relationship with the animals in our lives.