Residency Trained in
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico
My behavior services include a complete explanation of your pet's behavior, and clear instructions on exactly what to do at home, along with answers to all of your questions.
Dr. Jeff Nichol
Caring for pets is what I’ve wanted to do since I was 8 years old. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan I started undergraduate classes at Michigan State University as a Pre-Veterinary major just 3 days after high school graduation. What a thrill! I was on my way to reaching my dream.
There are many kinds of concerns about the well-being of pets that need attention. With my specialty training in veterinary behavior medicine, along with over 40 years of general practice and emergency work, I'm equipped to address a multitude of issues. Sometimes I get slammed, so please don’t feel bad if I can't provide a direct response.
Biting, fighting, destructiveness, fear, urine and fecal soiling, and so much else have been scientifically researched and understood. My post graduate behavior residency training has provided me a wealth of information that I am happy to share. I have created a blog, podcasts, instructional videos, and articles with answers to 2000+ pet owner questions to help with the most frustrating and vexing dog and cat conundrums.
Recently posted articles
The following questions and answers have appeared in my weekly column in the Albuquerque Journal since July, 1996. Each week a new one is added. You'll find information on the physical and behavioral maladies of dogs and cats and a few other species too. I invite you to use the search feature to find the specific answer that you and your pet need.
An Ovarian Remnant May Be Lurking Question: Pepper, aka Ms. Incorrigible, was a newly spayed rescue. After 6 weeks, she went into heat behavior. A second spaying procedure found 25% of an ovary which was removed. 9 months later she displayed the same behavior-insisting on getting out at night, vocalizing, climbing screens, etc. Of course…Read More
Prevention & Recall is Best Question: Our dachshund, Scooter, is 16 months old. We have 2 older dogs, as well. Problem is, Scooter likes to eat their poop. We’ve tried giving the older dogs supplements, spraying the poop with distasteful things and we keep it picked up. Dr. Nichol: This is a truly revolting…Read More
Rule out Birth Defects before relying on Diet to Add Weight Question: I have an eleven month old Malinois and a year old Pomeranian, both neutered males. I know that breeds are different, but my pom seems to be a healthy body size and weight, and my Malinois is very, very skinny. I can see…Read More
Great Ways to Reduce the Stress Question: I have a 5 year old female cat (Mimi) we adopted 4 years ago. She hid under a bed for 6 months. Then we rescued another cat Mabel. Then Mimi was hiding under our couch, would not let anyone touch her, and was defecating and urinating outside the…Read More