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Articles by John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB

Using clonidine and trazodone for anxiety-based behavior disorders in dogs

For some behavior patients, the anti-anxiety effects of a single drug might not be enough. In cases in which monotherapy is insufficient, consider adding one of these drugs to your treatment plan.
Apr 1, 2014

For some behavior patients, the anti-anxiety effects of a single drug might not be enough. In cases in which monotherapy is insufficient, consider adding one of these drugs to your treatment plan.

Client handout: Side effects of clonidine and trazodone

Apr 1, 2014

If you prescribe one of these two antianxiety drugs, make sure your clients know all they need to know by giving them this handout.

Inhibiting a Lab's infatuation with its toy ball

Jun 1, 2013

Dr. John Ciribassi explains how a compulsive disorder may be at the heart of this dog's behavior.

Compulsive disorders: Have you considered GI involvement?

New research stresses the need to explore a medical component to what you might think is solely a behavior problem—in this case, an underlying gastrointestinal disorder as the cause of excessive licking and fly biting.
Apr 1, 2013

New research stresses the need to explore a medical component to what you might think is solely a behavior problem.

Client form: Questionnaire for patients exhibiting repetitive behaviors

Apr 1, 2013

Have pet owners fill out this form if their pets are showing sign of a compulsive disorder.

Video: Can we let dogs say "no"?

Nov 2, 2012

Dr. John Ciribassi says dogs need to be given this option in certain situations or inappropriate and possibly dangerous behavior may result.

Just Ask the Expert: How can I stop urine marking in the house?

Aug 1, 2012

Dr. John Ciribassi helps corner a dog's bad elimination habit.

Taming litter box aggression

Jun 1, 2012

Dr. John Ciribassi helps with a case of territory-specific intercat aggression.

Video: How to manage submissive urination

May 21, 2012

Dr. John Ciribassi addresses how to curb this most common form of submission in dogs.

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