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Features August 2016 Issue

Should Your Aggressive Dog Take Medication?

Aggression is the most serious behavior problem in dogs because of the possibility of serious, sometimes even deadly, consequences.

Should Your Aggressive Dog Take Medication?

Some people abhor pills, for themselves and for their dogs; others go straight to them, even before trying other options. Is there a cool-headed answer down the middle?

“We deal with aggression in the clinic every single day and have for the last 30 years,” says Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVA, DACVB, a world-renowned animal behaviorist. “It is the number one behavior problem across the board. Fully 70 percent of the cases that come into the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic are about aggression.” …

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