Today's Daily Dose: Aggressive dogs

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Mar 25, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“Removing a dog’s teeth to combat a clinical sign, without having a thorough understanding of the underlying motivation for biting, can result in a dog that is still suffering. Once the dog can no longer bite, the client often feels no need to avoid stimuli that were causing the dog to bite in the first place. These stimuli are usually causing fear and anxiety in the dog, both of which are profound emotions that, when unrelieved, can result in a great deal of stress and suffering.”

—Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB

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