Learn more about Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) , its behavioral symptoms, and some environmental treatments, in this recent blog post by Dr. Sally Foote, at www.drsophiayin.com. https://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/the-on-againoff-again-litter-box-user-feline-idiopathic-interstitial-cystitis/
A paper was published this month in Applied Animal Behaviour Science in which authors summarize the origins and various hypotheses about the function and utility of clicker training. Full text of this article, How clicker training works: Comparing Reinforcing, Marking, and Bridging Hypotheses, by Lynna Feng, Tiffani Howell, & Pauleen...
In this post from The New York Times, veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists discuss options for addressing dogs’ fear of thunder and fireworks. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/06/28/why-thunder-and-fireworks-make-dogs-anxious/?_r=0
In this excerpt from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Emily Levine, DVM, DACVB discusses the proper role of the dog leash. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201605/leashes
A recent blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, written by Dr. Emily Levine. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201604/why-does-my-dog-bite-me-when-he-approaches-me-be-petted
This piece by Lynn Miller for PetMD includes tips on how to introduce a new cat to a resident cat from Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Megan Maxwell and others. http://www.petmd.com/cat/training/evr_ct_how-to-introduce-cats
A recent blog post from Dr. Patricia McConnell, CAAB, on the importance of letting your dog stop to smell the roses! http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/theotherendoftheleash/take-your-dog-on-a-sniff
Dr. Debra Horwitz contributes the most recent blog post to Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201512/social-conflict-between-household-cats
Dr. Emily Levine summarizes findings from a recent study demonstrating behavioral effects of steroids in dogs. See the AVSAB blog post from November 12, 2015 for the full abstract of this study. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201511/steroids-can-change-your-dogs-behavior
From the Tufts University Center for Shelter Dogs blog, Dr. Amy Marder, DMV, CAAB, shares some comments about research on food aggression in shelter dogs. http://www.centerforshelterdogs.com/Home/News/ShelterDogsBlog/tabid/79/ctl/ReadCSDBlog/mid/654/ArticleId/208/Default.aspx
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