|Managing storm phobias with difficult patients—and clients
Q: What’s the best way to manage a greyhound with a serious storm phobia? Paroxetine and alprazolam haven’t calmed the dog enough for behavior modification, and the owner is a bit of a challenge.
|Stop urine marking in the house
Q: A 7-year-old neutered male Bichon cross has always marked the same corner of the wall in the house since he was young. The owners are now moving to a new home. How can they prevent this behavior in the new home?
|Inappropriate urination: Why only at the neighbors’?
Q: One of my clients has a 6-year-old spayed female pug. When the client visits other people’s houses, the dog lifts its leg to urinate in the house. Do you have any tips or suggestions for retraining?
|Taming litter box aggression
Q: A client has a cat that began attacking another cat in the house while she was in the litter box. How can I help this cat owner resolve this intercat aggression problem?
|Help clients keep their dogs from begging
Q: Many clients tell me that their dogs beg for food all the time when on a weight loss program. How can I help my clients prevent this behavior?
|What to do about a biting bird
Q: A client told me that when he holds his pet bird in his hand and it bites, he corrects the bird by flinging it to the floor. What should I tell this client about this method of correction?