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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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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: HOUSE SOILING (“INAPPROPRIATE ELIMINATION”) IN DOGS

Inappropriate elimination by dogs is an extremely common problem and a tough one to live with if not resolved. All too many dogs are surrendered to shelters because of this usually treatable condition. Here are a few pointers to help … Continue reading

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