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  • May 1, 2003

    Pet Project: Researchers Explore Cats’ Reactions to Being Petted

    A study at the Department of Psychology at New Zealand???s Massey University to determine cats??? responses to being petted.

  • January 1, 2003

    JAVMA Study Blames Selective Breeding and Inbreeding for OCD

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs and cats appears to be a genetic trait more common among certain breeds, and researchers find that only about one in ten dogs with OCD comes from an animal shelter.

  • November 1, 2002

    When Even the Best Efforts Fail

    Sometimes even the best pet parenting isn???t enough to help an independent-minded animal adjust to human society.

  • September 1, 2002

    Letting Go of Genie

    The work, time, and love the San Diego Humane Society's volunteers and trainers put into saving Genie -- a pit bull with a sweet nature but a tendency to bite when overstimulated -- made it all the more difficult to let her go.

  • July 1, 2002

    Feline Foibles or Human Misunderstandings?

    A behaviorist discusses how the findings of modern feline behavior research can help pet owners encourage friendships among their cats and acclimate them to unnatural human environments.

  • July 1, 2002

    Improving the Ounce of Prevention

     Report concludes veterinarians can do more to help clients with pet behavior problems.

  • January 1, 2002

    How to Set Up a Comfy Dog Kennel

    Here's how to provide your canine critters with the most basic of homes away from home: a cozy but no-frills stay that will help keep their bellies full, their minds active, and their bodies rested.

  • November 1, 2001

    “Help! My new cat is peeing outside his litter box!”

    Oregon Humane Society behavior/training specialist Tanya Roberts talks about the logistics of the behavior helpline program she set up in her shelter and its many successes. 

  • May 1, 2001

    How to be King Kong

    Dogs can get a little bored with the humdrum kennel existence, but yours don't have to stare into space. You can liven up their lives by providing a little entertainment with toys like stuffed Kongs.

  • May 1, 2001

    Training Wheels for Pet Owners

    Renowned dog trainer and shelter operator Sue Sternberg describes "Training Wheels," the inspiring program her shelter has created to reach out to the most needy members of the community. 

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