November 20, 2016
Keeping Pets Stress-free for the Holidays
Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or throwing a holiday party with a group of 50 friends, pets may be confused...
May 16, 2016
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Behaviorist Urges Awareness to Protect Children from Dog Bites
Understanding dog body language is an important way to avoid dog bites. Often, dogs use body language and vocalizations to express that they feel anxious, afraid or threatened. Dogs may wag their tails when...
December 16, 2013
NC State’s Behavioral Medicine Service Resolves Problems, Restores Owner-Pet Relationship
We love our pets, of course, but what happens when they do not live up to our expectation of a perfect companion? If we come home to find the couch leg chewed or the living room carpet used as a litter box, the pet’s misbehavior may erode our close relationship. Sadly, according to the American
July 30, 2012
Why Do Cats Purr? NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Expert Explains
The following article by correspondent Marla Vacek Broadfoot appears in the Science & Technology section of the July 30, 2012 issue of the Raleigh News & Observer. Dr. Barbara Sherman is the director of the Behavioral Medicine Service at the NC State University Veterinary Health Complex. Here she explains the science behind those characteristic rumblings of our feline