Today's Daily Dose: Extraction for aggression?

Today's Daily Dose: Extraction for aggression?

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Dec 06, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
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“If the owners have tried to address the aggressive behavior through behavior modification and, ideally, consultation with a veterinary behaviorist, but these attempts have failed, then I would recommend the following. I would extract all incisor, canine, and premolar teeth (except for the maxillary fourth premolars).”

—Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC

From Just Ask the Expert: Is tooth extraction an acceptable treatment for aggression?