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Resource guarding in dogs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Which individual in a dyad (pair of animals) is considered to be dominant in the relationship?

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Drug therapy in behavior: case-based discussion (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The use of psychoactive medication can be a critical part of the successful treatment of certain behavior problems afflicting companion animals. However, not all cases require their use and they rarely are the exclusive treatment strategy in managing most behavior issues.

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The body language of dogs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Why is it so critical to understand body postures in dogs? There are several reasons why this is an important topic with any discussion of dog behavior. By understanding how dogs communicate we can diminish the amount of miscommunication that occurs between people and dogs, it can help us better predict future behaviors in the dogs we interact with, understanding how dogs communicate can help reduce the incidence of dog bites, and it can increase the enjoyment people can have in their relationships with their dogs.

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Aggression in cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Cats are not asocial animals nor are they small dogs. Cats are social animals and are individuals.

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Fear aggression in dogs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Aggression is the most common behavior problem presented to veterinary behaviorists followed anxiety related disorders (separation anxiety, phobias). Traditionally, dominance aggression is most often diagnosed, especially when evaluating owner directed aggression. As a result of the label "dominance" being applied in these cases, owners were often directed to establish themselves as higher ranking over the dog through the use of a variety of physical means (punishment, alpha rolls, leash hangs, pinch and shock collars, etc.).

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Psychopharmacology (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA's) block the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine from synapse causing higher levels of these neurotransmitters to remain in the synaptic cleft and to exert greater effect on the postsynaptic receptors. Clomipramine is the most serotonin specific of the TCA's.

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Separation anxiety (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Symptoms of anxiety, distress or panic exhibited when animals are left alone. Separation anxiety can be characterized by pacing, drooling, vocalization, destruction, and elimination which are not related to other behavioral disorders. All or some of these behaviors can be present.

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Elimination disorders in cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Elimination disorders in cats.

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Dermatology and behavior (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

There are many similarities between the specialties of dermatology and behavior including the importance of history in making the diagnosis, extended consultation time, deal often with chronic conditions, often try to manage versus cure the condition and success is often measured in months instead of days.

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