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

Identifying and managing behavioral changes in older dogs and cats

Sep 1, 2002

Dr. Karen Overall helps pinpoint the cognitive changes dogs and cats experience as they grow older and offer insight in the challenges of diagnosing and managing such cases.

Rescued dog in need of attention

Aug 1, 2002

This column deals with a fairly typical client concern, a rescued dog that becomes fearful. In the first of this two-part series, I will focus on the history and diagnosis. The second part will concentrate on treatment.

Training your staff to handle behavior counseling

Jun 1, 2002

Dr. Karen Overall shows how to effectively use support staff to oversee behavior counseling within a practice.

Resolve common behavior problems by offering training advice to clients

Jun 1, 2002

Dr. Karen Overall prepares practitioners to handle common behavior problems of pets so they can offer training advice to clients.

Interdog aggression: What are the warning signs?

Apr 1, 2002

People who show and train dogs may know an awful lot more about dog behavior than does the average person; however, such exposure also may engender a specific form of "blinders".

Interdog aggression can strike with deadly consequences

Jan 1, 2002

Dogs within the same household can become violent with each other. In the case study explored this month, one dog is killed by another. The story of these dogs illustrates the classic interdog aggression scenario and all its misperceptions perfectly.

Ten myths in dealing with an aggressive dog; breeders need education, too

May 1, 2001

This column is courtesy of a former student who is now practicing in the Philadelphia suburbs and involves a 15-month old male, castrated Rhodesian Ridgeback who was returned to the breeder.

Behavior modification 'rules' need clearly defined for owners

Feb 1, 2001

This case involves a 10-month-old, male, castrated Shih Tzu that has been biting the clients since shortly after being adopted from the humane shelter at 4 months of age.


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