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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

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.

Anxious Cat? Try Music

Friday, February 1st, 2019

For fearful or generally anxious cats, calming music may work wonders.

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How Cats Think

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

A veterinary behaviorist and alum explains why cats are so different than dogs—and if that means they love us any less.

Non-Recognition Aggression in Cats

Friday, June 1st, 2018

This behavior is not uncommon after a vet visit or other excursion made outside the home. Here’s why it happens — and how to minimize its effects.

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.

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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.