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Articles by Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB

Canine housetraining, Part 1: Humane and age-appropriate strategies

Better outcomes are achieved when clients are knowledgeable and have realistic expectations
Aug 1, 2011

Housetraining dogs is really quite simple. The hard part is ensuring clients understand dogs' needs.

Helping veterinary clients understand and treat cats with elimination disorders

Jul 1, 2011

Use these steps to help cat owners resolve this common behavior issue.

Treating feline elimination disorders

Part two of a three-part series: For problems with an underlying behavioral cause, try these options
Jun 1, 2011

For problems with an underlying behavioral cause, try these options.

How to identify inappropriate feline elimination

Part one of a two-part series on dealing effectively with clients' concerns
May 1, 2011

The most common concern expression by clients about their cats' behavior involves inappropriate elimination.

General feline behavior questionnaire

Apr 20, 2011

Use this questionnaire at any and all visits to help clients review subjects about which they might have questions.

Noise reactivities and phobias in dogs: Implementing effective drug therapy

Dogs with noise phobias can benefit from drugs given before or during an anxiety-provoking event or even as lifelong daily drug therapy
Jan 1, 2011

Dogs with noise phobias can benefit from drugs given before or during an anxiety-provoking event or even as lifelong daily drug therapy.

Noise reactivities and phobias: Behavior modification strategies

How to recognize problems and implement appropriate client interventions
Dec 1, 2010

How to recognize problems and implement appropriate client interventions.

Assessing brain aging in cats

Are we paying enough attention to cats—both young and old?
Oct 1, 2010

Are we paying enough attention to cats—both young and old?

Brain aging in dogs: Prevention and treatment

Diet, supplements, drugs and cognitive and physical stimulation all play roles.
Aug 1, 2010

Diet, supplements, drugs and cognitive and physical stimulation all play roles.

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