Posts Tagged: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: SEXUAL AGGRESSION IN CATS

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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 them is critical to resolution of the problem. One particular subset of feline aggression is […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: FELINE REDIRECTED AGGRESSION

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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 almost always a result of redirected aggression. The scenario usually goes as follows: The two […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: INTER-CAT TERRITORIAL AGGRESSION

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Aggression is one of the most common feline behavior problems reported to behaviorists. Cats may exhibit several different types of aggression including territorial aggression, non-recognition aggression, status-related aggression, fear aggression, redirected aggression and medically-induced aggression. Here I will address territorial aggression – one of the most common expressions of feline aggression. TERRITORIAL AGGRESSION Cats are, […]

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: THUNDERSTORM PHOBIA IN DOGS

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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 and heavy rain. Before and during the storm there may be other cues that dogs […]