Posted 3:50 PM 2/21/2013 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Q: My cat suddenly has what is referred to as "Alarm Clock Cat." She recently picked up the habit of meowing at the same time every morning between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m., which she never used to do. We've tried feeding her at different times (late at night/early morning) and that doesn't always (More)
Posted 3:12 PM 5/16/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Many of us expect our dogs to act as watch-dogs - barking enough to scare away potential intruders. Unfortunately, we seem to hear way more talk about unwanted barking than we do about useful barking. The incessantly barking dog is one of the greatest stresses between neighbors, and can be a very (More)
Posted 3:04 PM 7/11/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP
Q: I have a bull terrier, she's as sweet as can be. She loves humans and other animals and she isnt alone for long increments gets tons of attention.... but WHY does she cry so much?!! We put her outside and the whole neighborhood can hear her!
A: This can be a tricky problem to figure out (More)
Posted 9:38 AM 12/29/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM. Animal Care Clinic
We have had several questions related to pet behavior on our KSBY Local Experts page. Pet owners have concerns about barking, biting, scratching, jumping, destructive behavior, animals getting into things, basic training and boundary training.
Most of these problems stem from trying to (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)
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