Survey: What U.S. Veterinarians Know About Medical Marijuana
Most surveyed veterinarians think medical marijuana can help dogs, despite not being able to prescribe it. And a majority are not even willing to discuss it with clients.
Understanding the Cat and Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice
Want to be a cat-friendly practice? Measures can be taken to prevent environmental and handling stressors, resulting in improved patient experiences, client acceptance of veterinary services and reduced injury rates to veterinary professionals.
Canine House Soiling: Back to Basics
Despite the general ease of house training, house soiling is a common behavior problem, reported in approximately 20% of pet dogs.
Management of Dogs and Cats With Cognitive Dysfunction
Lynne Seibert, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB Veterinary Behavior Consultants, Roswell, Georgia Behavior changes in older patients can indicate underlying medical issues, diminishing sensory capacities, age-related cognitive decline, a primary behavioral disorder, or a combination of these. Behavior problems can cause significant suffering for the patient, may challenge the caregiver’s ability to care for the pet, …
Separation-Related Disorders and the Differences Between Dogs and Cats
Onset of clinical signs of separation-related disorders in dogs and cats may occur with life events, lifestyle changes, or development of medical or other behavioral disorders.
Separation Anxiety: An Interview with Dr. Terry Curtis
In this How I Treat interview, Terry Curtis, DVM, MS, DACVB, answers our questions about key treatment protocols for behavior issues noted when the owner is leaving or not at home, often diagnosed as “separation anxiety.”
Focus on Canine Noise-Induced Fear
Fear of thunderstorms, fireworks, loud noises, gunshots, and vacuum cleaners is a common behavioral problem of companion animals. Between 17% and 49% of dogs experience an aversion to noise,1 and the resulting stress, anxiety, and exhibited behaviors may negatively affect animal health, life span, welfare, and the human–animal bond. Noise fear is manifested in many …
Preventing Dog Bites in Children Part 1: Motivations & Myths
Ilana R. Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, LLC, Media, Pennsylvania This is the first article in a 2-part series on keeping children from being bitten by dogs. The second article—Management & Safety Practices—will be published in an upcoming issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice. The potential to cause injury is …
Practical Techniques from the NAVC Institute: Feline Inappropriate Urination
Terry Marie Curtis, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVB University of Florida Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees. The NAVC and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring our readers the Practical Techniques from the …