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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.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 12, 2007
Dr. Hunthausen demonstrates how to teach a puppy to sit and come on command.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2007
Client handout: 10 easy steps to housetrain your dog
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2007
A well-housetrained dog is a requirement for most pet owners. In fact, behavior problems are a common cause of relinquishment to animal shelters, and inappropriate elimination has been reported to make up 15% to 24% of the behavior problems seen in veterinary behavior clinics.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2007
Diagnosing food-related aggression in dogs is fairly straightforward--the history reveals that a dog in possession or proximity of a food item directs a threat or harmful action toward another with the intent of backing that individual away from the food item.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2007
These steps teach the troubled pet that you are reliable and trustworthy...
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2007
Rabbits naturally prefer to have a specific site for elimination, so you can easily train your rabbit to eliminate in a litter box.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2007
This column is the first in a series addressing the most-common questions that veterinarians ask me about behavioral medicine.