Posts Tagged: The Cat Who Cried for Help

DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: SEXUAL AGGRESSION IN CATS

Posted by & filed under Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Guest Blogger, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition.

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 NON-RECOGNITION AGGRESSION

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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 a veterinarian’s office is attacked by another resident cat with whom it was formerly friendly. […]

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: HOUSE SOILING (“INAPPROPRIATE ELIMINATION”) IN DOGS

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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 owners navigate the stormy seas of house soiling. There are three reasons why dogs eliminate […]