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    How to handle a dog who chases anything and everything

    How to handle a dog who chases anything and everything

    Posted 1:10 PM 7/11/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    We had a Facebook fan post about her Border Collie chasing cars and anything else on wheels when she takes her for a walk, "...or when she takes me for a walk I should say. HELP."

    We subsequently had several other KSBY fans pitch in with suggestions and debate about the value and (More)


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    Animal Care Clinic: Can you give a dog Claratin for allergies?

    Animal Care Clinic: Can you give a dog Claratin for allergies?

    Posted 12:05 PM 5/22/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Can you give your dog Claratin for allergies? That's what one viewer asked our veterinary expert Animal Care Clinic last week:

    The use of antihistamines for pet's allergies depends on many things.

    First - I am assuming Buster has skin problems. Runny eyes and noses are rarely (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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    Digging and Chewing

    Digging and Chewing

    Posted 11:27 AM 5/1/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Kathleen and Darla both chimed in on KSBY's Facebook page, asking about their dogs digging and chewing habits. Here is what Bonnie had to say:

    Kathleen and Darla,

    Digging and chewing are common problems for young dogs. These are normal behaviors for dogs that simply inconvenience us (More)


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    Couch potato pets

    Couch potato pets

    Posted 11:32 AM 2/10/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Have you started your New Year's resolution to exercise and get fit yet? Some of you started and have already quit!

    During December I wrote about obesity in pets and looked at several feeding strategies to help curb this problem. If you watch the "Biggest Loser" you know that a good (More)


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    Throwing up and loss of appetite a worrisome combination

    Throwing up and loss of appetite a worrisome combination

    Posted 11:09 AM 10/25/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: My very healthy Chow Mix, Bear, has been throwing up for a month now. We took her to the vet for a blood and urine work up and there's nothing wrong with her. Now she is not eating unless it's chicken or fish. She goes back to the vet tomorrow, but would like a second opinion on what this (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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    My dog won't stop scratching

    My dog won't stop scratching

    Posted 3:59 PM 10/7/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: How can I get my dog to stop scratching, when he has no fleas or hot spots? I think he is either OCD and does it out of habit, or doesn't even realize he does it.

    A: Itchiness may be the most common reason we see pets at Animal Care Clinic - and it can be the most frustrating problem to (More)


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    My 14-month-old cat won't stop eating!

    My 14-month-old cat won't stop eating!

    Posted 12:59 PM 10/4/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: My 14 month-old cat won't stop eating! I've got him on lowfat food and only feed him twice a day, but he's FAT! Seriously, this cat would eat all day long if I let him. Help?

    A: Our pets are no different from us - they eat because it tastes good or because they are bored. All of us (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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    Why does my dog eat cat poop?

    Why does my dog eat cat poop?

    Posted 2:44 PM 7/11/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: Why is my dog eating cat doo doo whenever I take him out for a walk?? He's driving me crazy and I end up scolding him all the time! What shall I do to refrain him from doing this??? Please advise.

    A: Unfortunately, eating cat poop is a normal behavior for a dog - just like chasing cats (More)


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