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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

Staying Safe with Your Pet Who has Behavioral Issues

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center says, “the best predictor of an animal’s future behavior is past behavior.”

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.

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.

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

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Nothing prepared the Devols for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund Otto. The sweet puppy they brought home had morphed into a snapping, snarling dog 18 months later.

Otto the Dachshund

Lick the Habit

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

What’s behind this common bonding behavior

Dog licking owner's face