Behavior

Bad kitty? Figuring out feline nuisance behaviors

Problematic behavior in cats often can be traced to something more than just being naughty. Before offering clients recommendations to curtail the behavior, consider these potential factors.

Top 5 ailments in senior dogs

Early detection of disease is key to maximizing an older dog’s quality of life. Teaching owners about common ailments can help these ptients get appropriate treatment sooner rather than later.

Prevalence, comorbidity, and breed differences for anxious dogs

A large study sheds light on anxious behaviors in dogs by evaluating their penetrance within the domestic canine population, the patterns by which certain traits occur in tandem, and the genetic stronghold for these behaviors.

Are we stressing our cats out?

Eating issues in cats—whether too much or too little—may have a behavioral cause. Here’s why, and what to do about it.

‘Are you home yet?’ Diagnosing separation anxiety in dogs

Distinguishing separation anxiety from other behavioral concerns requires a careful patient history and the owner’s cooperation.

The link between dermatology and behavior in companion animals

Tonight at the Fetch dvm360 virtual conference, a veterinary dermatologist and a veterinary behaviorist team up to answer your questions about the interplay between behavior and skin problems.