Can Dogs Have OCD?

There has been a lot of concern recently about pets acquired during the Covid -19 pandemic and what will happen to them when their owners return to the office. Many veterinary behaviorists worry that the pets will begin to exhibit some negative behaviors such as separation anxiety because they will miss their owner’s constant Presence. Making sure your dog or cat is properly prepared for your absence will help avert this issue.  Make sure the pet has plenty of exercise and activity every day.  Make multiple short trips out of the house and extend them longer and longer to acclimate
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Top 6 Puppy Teething Symptoms

Do you have a new puppy in the house? If so, you may notice your new family member chewing on almost everything you and your family owns. This can be a frustrating time when raising a puppy, but it’s important to remember that she will grow out of it. Until then, keep in mind that this is all part of the life of a growing dog and is a very common symptom of puppy teething. Common Symptoms of Puppy Teething But how can you be sure she’s teething? What if it’s actually a behavioral problem causing her to chew on
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6 Reasons Why Your Dog Whines At Night For No Reason

When you have a dog in your family, you can expect some whining now and then. But if you notice your dog whining at night without any noticeable reason, then there might be something wrong that needs your attention. There are many different reasons why dogs whine at night, and thankfully, most of them are not too serious. However, even though the problem likely isn’t a life-threatening one, it’s still important to recognize what’s causing this change in your dog’s behavior so you can help take care of the issue. In this article, we’ll show you six reasons why it
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How We Treat Your Pet Like A Rhinoceros

We spend a lot of time on our website and social media discussing Fear Free and the fact that our practice is certified. But what exactly does that mean to you and your pets? We thought we could share an example of what “old-school” veterinary hospitals do and how Fear Free Training has changed veterinary protocols. If you spend any time watching TV shows about veterinarians you may see some old-school techniques used. This makes us very sad, as we do not believe in forcing our patients to comply or in manhandling them to make it happen. Veterinary behaviorists have
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Why Is My Dog Chewing on Its Paw in Matthews, NC?

Has your dog been chewing his paw a lot lately? Does it seem to be more than usual, or more than is normal for most dogs? If so, there may be an underlying condition causing this problem. Although most of the causes of dogs chewing their feet are not too serious or life-threatening, it’s still important for the overall health of your furry family member to find out what the issue is and figure out the best way to treat it. Reasons Why Dogs Chew on Their Paws in Matthews, NC In this article, we’ll walk you through some of
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