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    Our new dog cowers, what should I do?

    Our new dog cowers, what should I do?

    Posted 10:04 AM 2/12/2013 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: We just adopted (2 days ago) a little dog that cowers at times. We plan to make an appointment, but what to do in the meantime?

    A: Congratulations on your new adoption! Hattie is a lucky girl. Cowering can be normal behavior for a little dog and is quite common for dogs that have lived (More)


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    Tail Chasing, Fly Biting and Other Odd Behaviors

    Tail Chasing, Fly Biting and Other Odd Behaviors

    Posted 12:06 PM 10/13/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Sarah has asked us about tail chasing by submitting a question to us through the KSBY Central Coast Experts page.

    Puppies and kittens will show all sorts of funny and cute behaviors that are just part of being a little kid. Tail chasing, sudden sprints across the living room floor and (More)


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    Why do animals chew on and eat weird stuff?

    Why do animals chew on and eat weird stuff?

    Posted 3:41 PM 10/12/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    We recently had a question from Ginger on our KSBY Central Coast Experts page. Apparently her kitty, AJ Purrs (gotta love that name!) likes to chew on plastic bags.

    Our pets are often found chewing on things we would like them to avoid - socks, furniture, plants, irrigation systems (More)


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    Why does my cat pull his hair out at night?

    Why does my cat pull his hair out at night?

    Posted 10:28 AM 7/1/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP Animal Care Clinic, San Luis Obispo

    Q: Why does my cat pull his hair out at night. He is clean and brushed, but every morning he has plucked out some hair.

    A: This one is going to require a trip to the vet. The most common causes of this are fleas (which you may never see on your cat), inhaled allergies like hayfever, and (More)


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    Riding In the Car

    Riding In the Car

    Posted 9:00 AM 3/7/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    I love going for drives with my dogs. I have three of them. Zeke and Teague tend to sit together in the front seat. They are really too big for this, but manage to intertwine their legs enough to get comfortable. They trade off putting a head in my lap and both keep an eye on me to be sure I am (More)


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    Ask the Expert: Separation Anxiety

    Ask the Expert: Separation Anxiety

    Posted 2:39 PM 8/17/2010 by Bonnie Markoff

    Lindsay has just adopted Jasper, a crossbred dog who did not have a good life before coming to her home. Lindsay is worried he has separation anxiety and is curious about training methods.

    Many dogs adopted as adults (and many raised from puppyhood) have behavior issues that can look like (More)


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    Ask the Expert: Vomiting after meals

    Ask the Expert: Vomiting after meals

    Posted 10:17 AM 7/29/2010 by Dr. Bonnie Markoff

    Dear Anna,

    Thank you for telling us about Asia. Vomiting after meals is a common problem and can be very disconcerting (let alone messy!) Luckily, there is much that can be done to help Asia to be happier and healthier. There is no doubt that vomiting after every meal is not normal.

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    Behavior Problems

    Behavior Problems

    Posted 2:55 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Good Citizens,

    This month we have focused on behavior issues - anxiety, aggression and litter box (More)


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    Anxiety

    Anxiety

    Posted 2:53 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    As I write this I can hear a hospitalized dog whining. The dog is not in pain or discomfort - she is missing her family.

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