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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Separation anxiety is a distressing behavior problem with serious consequences for the owner as well as the pet.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
Canine and feline behavior problems can be a real challenge to correct, but with a little forethought and the right information, owners can easily prevent most common problems.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2008
For the young puppy, the purpose of micturition and defecation is to rid the body of wastes.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2008
San Francisco — The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) urges specialists and general practitioners to drop punishment as a first-line treatment to modify a pet's behavior.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 17, 2007
Puppies can play rough. So to ensure a lifetime of safe and happy interactions, learn how to play appropriately with your new puppy from the start.
Dec 12, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
San Francisco - 12/12/07 - The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) released a position statement and guidelines last month titled "Use of punishment for dealing with behavior problems in animals."
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2007
Many owners begin their relationship with new puppies armed with misinformation and an idealistic view of the pet-owner relationship. Owners often don't know how to properly shape behaviors or handle problems, and one area that needs special attention is play aggression.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 16, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Behavioral assessments and medical records of dogs evaluated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for human-directed aggression provide much-needed data regarding the circumstances surrounding dog bites in children.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Have your clients fill out this form if they indicate that they think their pet has a behavior problem.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Although it is obvious to veterinarians that a Border collie and a 96-year-old woman likely make a poor pet-owner match, it may not be obvious to a potential owner who has never been around Border collies. Indeed, one reason healthy animals wind up in shelters, says Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) interim director for animal welfare, is because people "acquire a pet with an expectation the pet doesn't fulfill."
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
Misbehaving is the most dangerous thing a companion animal can do.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Have your clients fill out this behavior assessment form at every visit to identify any possible behavior problems.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2007
Medicating a headstrong cat can be a challenge. However, compounding pharmacies have made the task easier by preparing many medications as flavored liquids, chewable treats, or transdermal gels.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 19, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Fort Collins, Colo. - 7/19/2007 - There may be a link between an increase in emergency room visits for dogs and cats and lunar cycle days when the moon is near or at its fullest, according to a study by colleagues at Colorado State University's (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 14, 2007
Dr. Hunthausen explains why you should consider adding a benzodiazepine during the initial treatment of canine separation anxiety.