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Noise phobias in dogs

Noise phobias are among the most commonly recognized panic-related disorders in dogs. Triggered by fireworks, thunderclaps, and other loud and unexpected sounds, these noise phobias can cause our dogs to cower, withdraw, and experience great distress. But what causes some dogs to experience noise phobias, while other dogs are untroubled by the exact same sounds? And what can be done to treat noise phobias in dogs, or even prevent them in the first place? In this podcast, Dr. Kelly Ballantyne, clinical instructor with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses noise phobias in dogs.
14 July 2014, 7:00am



The Eel Feels But Does it Make a Good Pet?

It may sound crazy, but a lot of people claim there is a "gentle side" to eels. Some Aquarium workers have even said the snake-like fish are even more like dogs, showing intelligence and memory uncharacteristic for a non-mammal. Still, none of this necessarily means that they make good pets.
18 July 2014, 11:34am


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