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Articles by Benjamin L. Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB

Benjamin L. Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVB


Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Articles
Is it attention-seeking behavior?
March 9, 2010

Dr. Benjamin Hart describes a syndrome wherein a dog feigns a medical problem to elicit attention. He also offers tips for diagnosing such cases.

A tip for clients whose dogs exhibit social status aggression
February 5, 2010

Dr. Benjamin Hart discusses a problem commonly encountered by practitioners--fighting between a client's dogs. Dr. Hart considers one potential cause of this problem: the owner inadvertently undermines the pack hierarchy. He describes a method for quick resolution of aggression between two normal dogs whose owner has created instability and aggression by interfering with the social order. His advice: Show the dogs that you reinforce the same social hierarchy they do. Keep in mind that there are various causes of interdog aggression and that other causes will require different interventions.

Researching behavior in Asian elephants
December 8, 2009

In this video, Drs. Lynette and Benjamin Hart discuss how they were inspired to research behavior in Asian elephants and what they've learned.

How to help kittens and cats adjust to car rides (3:08)
July 1, 2009

In this video, Dr. Benjamin Hart discusses the process of habituating cats to riding in the car.

Two tips for acclimating kittens to a new home (2:52)
March 1, 2009

In this video, Dr. Benjamin L. Hart provides two tips for acclimating kittens to a new home.

Why do dogs and cats eat grass?
December 1, 2008

Dogs and cats are often observed eating grass and other plants of no apparent value.

Gender-specific behaviors in dogs and cats: A surprising difference (3:21)
December 1, 2008

Dr. Benjamin Hart discusses the surprising gender-specific behavior differences between these two species.

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