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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Sleeping with Dogs

Aside from my personal preference, as a veterinary behaviorist, I can say that there is no reason why most dogs should not sleep in their owners’ beds if they and their owners prefer the arrangement.

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks

As soon as the sunsets, the pops and bangs begin and the poor dog begins to tremble. Even dogs with a history of mild fear can be sensitized to the frequent explosions.

Managing Mask Phobia in Dogs

If your dog is fearful of face masks, don’t despair. Behavior modification can help your dog accept the unacceptable masks.

New Stay-At-Home Norm Could Impact Pet Anxiety

It’s not just humans who are having their schedules disrupted due to widespread stay-at-home orders. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, talked to Shari Small at WBZ NewsRadio about how the new norm is affecting our pets.