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