Tag Archives: CENTER FOR CANINE BEHAVIOR STUDIES

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: SEXUAL AGGRESSION IN CATS

Contributor: Ms. Margot Raicek (a DVM/MPH Candidate 2016) Background and Description Feline aggression is a significant problem reported to behaviorists, second only to inappropriate elimination in its frequency. A wide variety of motivators for feline aggression exist and distinguishing between … 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: FELINE REDIRECTED AGGRESSION

Sometimes cats who have cohabited peacefully for years – perhaps ones cats who were formerly mutually bonded – suddenly break into fights, with chasing, biting, fur flying and horrendous blood-curdling yowls and screaming. Sudden onset aggression of this type is … Continue reading

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