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Clinical Case Challenge: Animal Behavior Clinic (Dog)

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Case Description A 2.5-year-old miniature dachshund named Otto, presented to the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for the sudden onset of aggression to his owners. The aggression consisted… Read More

“I’ll Be Right Home”

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

You return from work and find your dog has recently chewed through the screen on your patio door. Your neighbor also reports that your dog has been howling and barking all day while you were gone. Are these scenarios familiar? If so, your dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. While issues with separation can rear their head any time of year, with summer vacations on the calendar, you might find your return to work after an extended time home to be particularly traumatic for your pet. If your dog is exhibiting signs of separation anxiety, there are things you can do to help make this situation less stressful!

The Hoarding Gene

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Using the behavior of Doberman pinschers to understand the compulsion to collect

Not Guilty

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Bad behavior doesn’t land dogs in shelters. It’s long been thought that behavior problems drive the majority of owners to surrender their pets to animal shelters. …the real culprit for surrenders: the owners themselves.

Cats Under Pressure

Friday, August 24th, 2012

When Fluffy’s grooming gets out of hand, the root cause might be genetic

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Monday, January 9th, 2012

With professional help, you can transform your bad kitty into a mannerly feline