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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Cat owners can have a lot of questions: "Should I get a second cat as a playmate?" "How can I stop my cat from scratching the furniture?" "Why doesn't he use the litter box?" So in the spirit of David Letterman, I compiled this top 10 list of cat behavior tips.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Like food and shelter, animals need play. When taking histories from clients during routine examinations or visits regarding their pets’ behavior problems, remember to ask clients whether they play with their pets.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2005
We must remember that interactions are a dance with roles for both partners, who each give and request information.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2005
Although the prevalence of self-directed behaviors is not well-documented in dogs or cats, it is likely underappreciated because animals are not typically presented for evaluation of such behaviors unless the clients think their pets are manifesting a behavior problem or some degree of injury as a consequence of the behavior.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2005
In the clinical research on human patient populations, the data suggest that the fastest way to induce and reinforce pathological panic is to remove any opportunity for self-control.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2005
Body posture in dogs is an easy factor to assess in the signaling repertoire, but we too often ignore it. This quick tour through some common postures involving stance will help you understand what dogs are communicating and what their next movement might be.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2004
So, for all the pets who suffer, here's the take home message: Storm and noise phobias are emergencies.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2004
No signaling or communication system in social animals is simple. The main reason this is so involves context.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2004
If a cat is housesoiling and the owner is finding large pools of urine in a discreet area or small amounts on vertical surfaces, the animal is not incontinent.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
We've discovered a way to calm fractious cats while muzzling them.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2004
As practitioners learn how important canine and feline social interactions and cognition are, they ask questions about how they can better understand the interactions and their outcomes. The key to understanding interaction is through signaling.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2003
Last month, we discussed the history and treatment for Hoova, an 18-month-old female Shepherd mix, who was euthanized for her aggressive behaviors.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
This is the story of two very different canine patients who met the same end: their people had them euthanized because of their behaviors.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
Within a few months, Solo's separation anxiety had decreased and he could be left alone for an hour or so. As often happens with rescued dogs, he had also begun to show some other, less savory behaviors.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2003
This column outlines the course of treatment for a dog who has been a patient for 2.5 years. It demonstrates the complexity of behavioral cases and as well as this client's understanding, tenacity and compassion. It also demonstrates the capacity of these distressed dogs to become more than we could ever have guessed.