STILLWATER, Okla.—Back by popular demand, the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences kicks off a series of Pet Care Seminars on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall. Dr. Paul DeMars, Small Animal Community Practice, will share information on pet anxiety and phobias.
Both of these are fairly common pet behaviors issues for pet owners. When people are anxious they often attempt to relieve stress by biting their nails. Anxious pets have similar stress-relieving behaviors which may include persistent vocalizing (howling, barking, whining), aggressive chewing, inappropriate elimination, panting, and even self mutilation. Dr. DeMars will offer attendees tips on dealing with these pet issues and more.
Pet Care Seminars are open to the public at no charge. During the academic year, these informative sessions are offered the first Tuesday of each month, except December and January. All seminars are held in the McElroy Hall auditorium, which is located on the Stillwater campus at the corner of Farm Road and McFarland. Parking and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Continuing Education at (405) 744-7672 or visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu.