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Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Alternatives to psychotropic drugs: operant and respondent means (Proceedings

May 1, 2011

One aspect of veterinary behavioral therapy is the use of psychotropic drugs to control behavior. To set the context for my comments, I am not a veterinarian. I do not claim any direct working knowledge of these drugs – but I routinely work with animals who do.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Teaching inhibitions: stopping unacceptable behavior now (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

It is the claim of animal behaviorists that behavior is the most common cause of death in companion animals. This is true, but does not automatically explain how to solve the problem.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Cat–Hard cases of behavior modification (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Cats pose a significant problem for behavior therapists. First, most cat owners are attracted to them because of the perception that they don't need to be trained. The number of cats with any kind of formal repertoire is minute.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Treat or euthanize: determining which patients can be helped (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Behavior problems are frustrating, emotionally taxing, and often dangerous to the animal or those around the animal. They can also pose a huge financial burden in terms of potential liability and resources for attempted resolution of the problem(s).

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Safe animal handling for veterinarians (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

One of the areas that is not covered in detail in most veterinary schools is safe handling practices. Likewise, once you get to a veterinary practice there are rarely opportunities to become highly skilled at this art.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Case studies in behavioral pharmacological therapy (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Our knowledge of the brain on the neurochemical, genetic and molecular level is increasing steadily each year. Despite this, little is definitively known about the neurochemical correlates of various disease processes. Much of our knowledge concerning the etiology of mental illness comes from response to pharmacological intervention.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Behavior tips every practitioner should know (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Frustrated by that cat with chronic progressive renal disease that won't eat anything but its old diet? What about the cat that exhibits enduring anorexia after being ill even though you can't find any persisting medical reason? While there often are no simple answers for fixing these cases, there are simple ways to prevent your new kitten patients from developing into a future finicky eater.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Why we should be teaching positive reinforcement (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

For decades, dog behavior has been interpreted using a linear dominance hierarchy extrapolated from a wolf-pack model. This has led to the pervasive use of dominance constructs to incorrectly explain a variety of dog behavior problems. In particular, aggressive behavior has been erroneously equated with dominance.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Thinking outside the litterbox—housesoiling (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Free ranging cats have the freedom to choose their preferred elimination location. They would prefer to avoid eliminating in a spot another cat has used (unless they are marking it). Free ranging cats will not urinate and defecate in the same area, and they do not like to eliminate in public places or cave-like settings.

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