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    Animal Care Clinic: My cat has become "alarm clock cat," help!

    Animal Care Clinic: My cat has become "alarm clock cat," help!

    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)


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    The Incessant Barker

    The Incessant Barker

    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)


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    Why does my dog cry so much?

    Why does my dog cry so much?

    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)


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    Basic Manners

    Basic Manners

    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)


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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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    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.

    (More)


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