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Like Minds

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

The similarities between behavioral disorders in people and animals may lead to breakthroughs in the detection and treatment of autism, OCD and other compulsive disorders.

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

Boom! Boom! Helping Your Dog with Thunderstorm Phobias

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Thunderstorm phobia or anxiety is real and a fairly common problem for many dogs. It can be difficult to watch. Before the first sound of thunder, dogs with thunderstorm phobia become overwhelmed and show physical signs of fear. While thunder is just one of many frightening noises, it is treated a bit differently than other noise phobias. In fact, the fear of thunderstorms may not only be limited to the loud booms associated with them. Learn what causes thunderstorm phobia in dogs and learn how you can help your dog manage this fear.

“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!