Behaviour Problems in Small Animals

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

Author: Jon Bowen (BVetMed.),Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027677

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 8983

This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
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Practical Canine Behaviour

For Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Author: Stephanie Hedges

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780644302

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 6535

The book is divided into four sections. The first section covers the relevant principles of normal canine behaviour and communication, how normal and problem behaviour develops, how it can be changed and the human-canine bond. Understanding of these principles will help inform the later sections of the book, although are not essential for the time-strapped practitioner. The second section aims to highlight how advanced understanding of canine behaviour and communication can be used to improve handling and interaction with dogs in practice. The third section aims to summarize how the VN/VT can help prevent problem behaviour arising by offering appropriate advice and service to clients. The last section aims to guide VN/VTs how best to respond to clients presenting dogs with established problem behaviours. Guidance is given for those problems that can be addressed in the practice and flow charts are provided to guide when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist. This section also explains how to choose whom to refer to.
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Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Author: Gary Landsberg,Wayne Hunthausen,Lowell Ackerman

Publisher: Saunders Limited

ISBN: 9780702029745

Category: Medical

Page: 554

View: 4854

Veterinary Consult The Veterinary Consult version of this title provides electronic access to the complete content of this book. Veterinary Consult allows you to electronically search your entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Purchasing additional Veterinary Consult titles makes your learning experience even more powerful. All of the Veterinary Consult books will work together on your electronic "bookshelf", so that you can search across your entire library of veterinary books. Veterinary Consult: It's the best way to learn! Book Description This best-selling, practical book on behavior therapy offers easily-accessible information in a user-friendly approach. With this essential handbook, veterinarians don't need to be behavior specialists to provide optimum care for clients with behavior problems. The 2nd edition provides at-a-glance solutions to common behavior problems, offering updated information on preventive and basic counseling advice, as well as new material on the link between genetics and behavior. All treatment protocols have been drawn from and text and compiled into a convenient appendix in the back of the book. Staff responsibilities and the team approach to behavior counseling are also discussed.
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Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Author: Gary M. Landsberg,Wayne L. Hunthausen,Lowell J. Ackerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043354

Category: Medical

Page: 454

View: 476

Revision of: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. 2003.
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Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Julie Shaw,Debbie Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813813182

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 4829

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides the veterinary technician with a solid foundation in behavioral medicine. Designed as a daily resource for interacting with and educating pet owners, the book familiarizes readers with the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of dogs and cats. Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses offers a complete guide to the technician’s role in behavioral preventive services and how to assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention. Covering the roles of animal behavior professionals, normal development of dogs and cats, and the human-animal bond, the book includes correlations from human mental health care throughout. The book encompasses learning theory, preventive behavioral services, standardized behavior modification terms and techniques, and veterinary behavior pharmacology. Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is an essential resource for veterinary technicians to realize their full potential and become a pivotal component of the behavioral health care team for canine and feline patients. Key features Equips veterinary technicians with a thorough grounding in behavioral medicine to help them better understand and care for their patients Presents practical information for managing canine and feline behavior cases Focuses on the technician’s central role in behavior medicine, emphasizing opportunities for coordinating and assisting the behavioral health care team to ensure that it is effective and efficient Offers advice on effective client communication to better educate pet owners and assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention Provides a full understanding of the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of canine and feline patients Includes access to a companion website offering forms, handouts, and the images from the book for download
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Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Author: Gary M. Landsberg,Wayne L. Hunthausen,Lowell J. Ackerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043354

Category: Medical

Page: 454

View: 571

Revision of: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. 2003.
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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff

Author: Emily Weiss,Heather Mohan-Gibbons,Stephen Zawistowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118711114

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1365

Presents and evaluates the available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats.--From publisher description.
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307492869

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 7060

The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your dog's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a dog owner needs: ¸ What a healthy dog should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms ¸ Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression ¸ Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create a makeshift muzzle ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Behavior of Exotic Pets

Author: Valarie V. Tynes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118710398

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 9596

Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. Divided into species-specific chapters, the book explains the normal behavior for each group of animals, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The book also addresses animals’ environmental needs based on their behavior to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential problems. Descriptions of common behavioral problems are included, with practical recommendations for their treatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, exotic animal veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone caring for these animals in captivity. Key features: The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written by behaviorists Covers a wide range of exotic pet species Discusses methods for treating and managing common behavioral problems Offers practical advice on topics such as housing and handling of animals Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare, and behavioral pharmacology
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Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals

Author: Karen L. Overall

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780801668203

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 9384

Here's authoritative scientifically based guidance on preventing, diagnosing, and successfully treating behavior cases. Every kind of problem from aggressive behavior to self-mutilation, is discussed. * A practical guide to preventing, diagnosing, and treating small animal behavior cases. * Covers every class of problem--from the most common to those rarely seen. * Emphasizes evaluation and step-by-step diagnosis of normal versus abnormal behavior. * Provides easy-to-use client instruction protocols you can photocopy. * Focuses on ways to deal with animal behavior so the incidence of euthanasia can be reduced. * Covers legal obligations and problems resulting from pet's behavior.
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Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171397

Category: Medical

Page: 760

View: 5794

Whether you’re a new vet tech student or reviewing for the certification exam, Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition is the ideal review tool to help you master critical concepts and pass the VTNE. Now in full color, this edition features a user-friendly outline format that helps break down information visually. Coverage reinforces key concepts in basic and clinical sciences, clinical applications, patient management and nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, and critical care, plus new information on pain management. To ensure the most meaningful review, the Evolve site features a study mode that includes 500 review questions and an exam mode that offers a computer-based testing environment similar to what you will encounter when taking the VTNE. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of veterinary technology, such as: basic and clinical sciences; clinical applications; patient management, nursing and nutrition; anesthesia and pharmacology; and professional practices and issues. Comprehensive review exam at the end of the text contains 350 questions that provide you with a solid review of the vet tech curriculum and the information you need to know to pass the VTNE. User-friendly outline format is conducive to classification and grouping of material, which helps you retain the content. Coverage of dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals ensures you are prepared for all aspects of the national board examination. Summarized concepts and procedures are highlighted in boxes and tables to support visual learners. Student-friendly chapter format contains a chapter outline, learning outcomes, a glossary, and review questions. Appendix of veterinary technician resources include American, Canadian, and international vet tech associations; registration of technicians; and special internet sites of interest to veterinary technicians. NEW! Chapter on pain management and updated and expanded chapter discussions provide the information needed to pass the VTNE NEW! Companion Evolve website contains a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment. NEW! Full-color format features vivid color photos to support comprehension and recognition of essential concepts including histology, hematology, diagnostic microbiology and mycology, virology, urinalysis, and parasitology.
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Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare

Author: Ilona Rodan,Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455774022

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9676

Learn to manage the physical and psychological well-being of your feline patients with Feline Behavioral Medicine: Prevention and Treatment. From house soiling problems to aggression, this all-new reference offers detailed guidance on assessing, treating, and preventing the full spectrum of feline behavioral problems. Material is organized by both topic and life stage for quick access to the information you need. Plus its incorporation of patient education materials, instructive images, and the latest AAFP guidelines, makes it an invaluable addition to any vet clinician s library. "This book ... will undoubtedly become THE reference in that very specific field." Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, January 2016 UNIQUE! Focus on the prevention of behavior problems is found throughout the majority of the book to show clinicians how to incorporate behavioral considerations into general practice. Comprehensive, holistic care fusing the physical and psychological well-being of feline patients serves as a foundation for all content. International team of expert contributors provides in-depth, authoritative guidance using the most up-to-date information available. Updated information on preventive advice and treatment recommendations follows the guidelines set forth by the AAFP. Client handouts and behavior questionnaires in the book help vets clearly communicate with clients about their cat’s behavior.
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Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Author: Jim E. Riviere,Mark G. Papich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813820618

Category: Medical

Page: 1524

View: 6792

'Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics' has been thoroughly revised, updated and expanded to meet the needs of today's veterinarians, veterinary students, and animal health researchers.
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The First Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats

Author: Amy D. Shojai

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1579543650

Category: Pets

Page: 439

View: 1956

Provides a directory of first-aid and emergency procedures for cats and dogs, covering everything from identifying a problem and performing CPR to administering a pill and follow-up care.
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The Midnight Dog Walkers

Positive Training and Practical Advice for Living With Reactive and Aggressive Dogs

Author: Annie Phenix

Publisher: Lumina Media

ISBN: 1621871185

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 4978

Aggression is a subject that no dog owner wants to talk about, but one that many owners have to face. Statistics show that aggression is not only the most serious problem in dogs but also the top reason for owners to seek out professional help for their pets. Left unchecked, an aggressive dog can become a dangerous dog, and this informative volume comes to the aid of many heartbroken owners who feel that they have tried everything to correct their dogs’ unpredictable and inappropriate behavior. Author and certified dog trainer Annie Phenix shares her belief that many reactive dogs can be rehabilitated with the right training, and she offers her expertise in positive, force-free training methods to desperate owners who have resorted to extreme measures to keep their dogs away from other people and animals. Inside The Midnight Dog Walkers: Stories and practical examples from the author based on aggressive dogs she’s trained and owned Behavioral warning signs that owners should recognize Definitions of different types of aggression and why they occur Tips on how to handle a potentially aggressive or aggressive dog The author’s force-free training philosophy and how she applies it with her clients to effect positive changes Popular myths and misconceptions about training these "grumpy growlers"
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Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats - E-Book

Author: Karen Overall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323240658

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 2927

This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included.
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Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Gary Landsberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297307

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 3599

This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.
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Decoding Your Dog

Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Author: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547834454

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 4399

“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. “[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido.” –Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits “Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.” –Bark
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Ultimate dog care

a complete veterinary guide

Author: Sue Guthrie,Dick Lane,Geoffrey Sumner-Smith

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780764563409

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8661

Expert guidance on training and caring for canine friends. How can you get your dog to behaveand give him the best quality healthcare available? This indispensable guide by three experts provides the answers. More than that, its visually appealing format makes it a reference guide and coffee table book all in one! It features: The latest information on health and nutrition Savvy strategies for grooming, exercise, and obedience Expert housetraining tips Hundreds of color photographs and detailed black-and-white illustrations
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307492850

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 5914

The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your cat's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist cat owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the cat's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than 150 charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for cat owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a cat owner needs: ¸ What a healthy cat should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 200 most common symptoms ¸ Behavioral issues, such as spraying and clawing ¸ Emergency first aid, including transporting an injured cat ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Cat's Symptoms will ensure that your cat really does have nine lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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