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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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    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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    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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    Preventing your pets from overeating

    Preventing your pets from overeating

    Posted 9:58 AM 12/28/2009 by By By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    You are probably eating more this month than usual. Do you find yourself grazing through Christmas goodies in the employee lunchroom or at parties? When food is easily available, we will eat even if we are not hungry.

    The same is true for our pets. There are a few animals who manage their (More)


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    Obesity

    Obesity

    Posted 1:53 PM 12/4/2009 by By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    December is a month of indulgence. It is hard to stay fit when there are cookies, candies and cups of eggnog at every gathering. This seems like a good time to address obesity in pets.

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    Good Manners

    Good Manners

    Posted 2:57 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    I just read a series of comments made by various dog trainers who had seen the movie Marley and Me. Some trainers felt this dog needed some basic obedience lessons and practical guidance. Some felt the dog suffered from (More)


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    Boundaries

    Boundaries

    Posted 2:56 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    If you have seen the movie Marley and Me you know it is about a beloved and wonderful, yet ill-behaved troublemaker of a dog. This is a common scenario and people often ask us how to "fix" a dog like Marley. (More)


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    Walk the Dog

    Walk the Dog

    Posted 2:56 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    I think we should end the series on "Marley" type behavior problems with a note about walking your dog.

    You may recall the dog in the (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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    Litter Box Woes

    Litter Box Woes

    Posted 2:54 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Perhaps the most common cat behavior problems we deal with at Animal Care Clinic revolve around the litter box.

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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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