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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: A LIFE AND DEATH MATTER

As Chief Scientific Officer for the Center for Canine Behavior Studies along with Dr. James Serpell PhD of the University of Pennsylvania, we propose an Animal Ownership Interaction Study designed to determine the precise impact dog owners have on their … Continue reading

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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: SEIZURE-BASED AGGRESSION IN CATS

Rarely, a cat will develop a focal seizure in a part of its brain that oversees the function of aggression. The clinical picture is that of a cat which, for no apparent reason, suddenly starts to launch savage attacks toward … Continue reading

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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: FELINE NON-RECOGNITION AGGRESSION

I have already addressed inter-cat territorial aggression and feline redirected aggression in earlier blogs. Another type of aggression that cats can express is referred to as non-recognition aggression. What happens in non-recognition aggression (so-called) is that a cat returning from … Continue reading

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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: THUNDERSTORM PHOBIA IN DOGS

Tis the season to be miserable for certain anxious dogs who are terrified by the unwelcome arrival of summer thunderstorms, complete with lightning, the rumbling or sharp cracking sound of thunder itself, heralded and accompanied by darkening skies, gusting winds … Continue reading

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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: SEPARATION ANXIETY – THE HOME ALONE SYNDROME

Some of the sweetest dogs in the world have separation anxiety. These dogs are a joy to be with and love their owners unconditionally. We sometimes call them Velco dogs because they are so attached to their owners – practically … Continue reading

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