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Referral guidelines—Does this dog need a behaviorist or a trainer? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

There are many professionals available to work with behavior problems in dogs. Each has a role, but sometimes, boundaries may seem less than clear.

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One drug or two—the risks and benefits of combining psychotropic medications (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Factors to consider before prescribing a psychoactive drug.

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Intercat aggression—the secret life of cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Cats were once described as solitary animals. Cats typically hunt alone and they do not wander about in packs. It was reasonable to conclude that cats were not a social species.

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Canine aggression toward children (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Dogs these days are treated as children. They are expected to be social, and to have good manners. Unfortunately, some dogs are just not comfortable with children. Puppies purchased from breeders as well as adults adopted from shelters may present for aggressive behavior toward children.

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What's is all this fuss about dominance? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

There's an old expression that goes something like this: "Your words may come back to bite you." Such is the case with terminology in medicine. Striving to communicate, we are inclined to label phenomena before we fully understand what it is we are actually describing.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline urine marking (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Cats who eliminate outside the litter box pose serious problems for owners that may force the family to place, surrender or euthanize the cat. In many cases, treatment is highly effective with resolution rates between 80-90% if the problem has been properly diagnosed.

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Behavior enrichment (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Animals are exposed to stressful situations throughout their entire lives. Not only animals in confinement encounter stress, such as in kennel or shelter situations, but those in households do as well. Behavioral enrichment helps decrease some of the stresses that the animals encounter, as well as playing a direct role in preventing and treating problem behaviors.

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Handling high-maintenance pets (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

We will review the meaning and principles or reinforcement and punishment, using the 'Law of Effect".

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Repetitive behaviors in pets (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Attention-seeking behavior: What an animal does to get attention from a person or other animal.

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