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Abnormal Eating Habits in Cats

November 26, 2019
Some animals develop unusual eating habits, consuming non-food items. This behavior can be a symptom of an underlying medical or behavioral problem.

Abnormal Eating Habits in Dogs

April 08, 2019
Some animals can develop unusual eating habits, consuming non-food items, that can be a symptom of a medical or behavior problem.

Aggression and Dominance in Dogs

March 20, 2019
Aggression is often misunderstood to be based in dominance. There are many reasons that dogs can react aggressively, often based in fear or anxiety.


April 08, 2019
Barking is a normal behavior for dogs but can become a serious problem for owners.

Bearded Dragon Care

April 12, 2019
Bearded dragons are docile and usually make good pets. Learn more about bearded dragon care and exotic services available at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

April 23, 2019
Benign prostatic hypertrophy is commonly seen in older dogs. The cells in the prostate enlarge and multiply and may also form small pockets of fluid.

Bird Diet Conversion

April 12, 2019
The safest approach to converting a bird to a pelleted diet is to gradually change the diet over time. Start by measuring how much seed the bird eats.

Bovine erythrocytic anaplasmosis

February 03, 2020
Anaplasmosis is an infectious parasitic disease of cattle. Anemia results when the animal’s body destroys red blood cells faster than it can produce new ones.

Breeding Management of the Bitch

April 23, 2019
Breeding management is one offered by the UC Davis Theriogenology Service. This is an overview of the breeding process with details for a healthy pregnancy.