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Features September 2015 Issue

My Dog Hates Other Dogs

Sometimes it's not hard to see the signs that things are not going well.

My Dog Hates Other Dogs

A lower-protein diet and other aids for dogs who abhor those of their own species.

“Frightened dogs, like frightened people, are at risk of generalizing their fears. That is to say, they may become profilers,” says Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic veterinarian Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM. “For example, let’s say a dog had a bad experience with a golden retriever when he was a young puppy. The retriever tackled him and rolled him over — maybe the retriever was even trying to initiate play — but it really frightened him. From…

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