Aggression Between Familiar Dogs

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By Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB Aggression between familiar dogs in the same household is a common occurrence and is one of the most common reasons that dogs are surrendered, rehomed, or euthanized. This aggression can be secondary to high arousal or excitement levels. When a fight occurs, damage to the relationship between the dogs can … Continued

Applying A Muzzle 101

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Written and Photos by  Colleen S. Koch, DVM, DACVB Disclaimer: if a dog needs to be muzzled, it should be sedated. Just because we can do something does not mean we should; it is important to consider the long-term impact of the interaction on the pet. The owner should be encouraged to desensitize their dog … Continued

Human Directed Aggression in Cats

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By Jillian M. Orlando, DVM, DACVB Photo courtesy of the Dr. Sophia Yin Collection If you have ever had your cat snuggle up to you on the couch then nip at your hand when you try to pet them, you are not alone. This is just one scenario in which some cats have shown aggression … Continued

Fear and Fear-related Aggression in Dogs

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By Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB (Photo courtesy of Dr. Christine Calder) What is Fear? Fear is a natural emotion that causes an animal to avoid situations and activities that may be dangerous. What or who the pet perceives to be dangerous may not be the same as the person’s perception, and can be independent of … Continued

Dr. Yin and Rhodesian Ridgeback demonstrate muzzle

NEW CDP Quarterly Magazine!!!

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  We are proud to announce the launch of the 2nd issue of the new CattleDog Publishing Quarterly magazine. We’ve had a lot of fun putting this issue together for you, and more than a little doggie slobber to prove it. In this issue we announce the launch of four (4) brand new webinars on … Continued

two cats sleeping together

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Help for the Multi-cat Household

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  By: Cheryl Kolus, MS, DVM In many ways, our pet cats today are not that different from their wild ancestor, the African wildcat. They even look similar. According to Wild Cats Magazine, the African wildcat is mostly nocturnal, hides during the day, tries to intimidate opponents by making itself look larger, and females defend … Continued

Dr. Sally Foote with her presentation poster at the AVMA Convention 2017

Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress Poster Presentation at AVMA Convention in Indianapolis.

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  At the end of July 2017, I attended the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This was pretty exciting for me as I was selected as a poster presenter for my survey “Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress in Veterinary Medicine.” In addition to the poster presentation, I was also … Continued

Killer Dogs – predation and predatory aggression in pets

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  Patterns of Predation Before dogs became pets, they were wild and lived by preying on animals big and small. Dogs would gather together to chase down an older, younger, or injured animal, grabbing the jugular vein or abdomen, resulting in a kill. All of the dogs would feed in turn, and bring some back to … Continued

Halloween Horrors – Barking At The Door

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  Fear of Visitors = Barking at the Door Halloween is a fun holiday – for you humans. But from a dog’s perspective, however, it can be a little scary for us. Not only are our humans dressing strangely, but there are strangers at the door or in the house, and according to dog logic, that’s … Continued

A New Friend For Fido

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A New Friend For Fido – Bringing an additional dog into your home, peacefully.