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Behavior

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.

Separation-Related Disorders and the Differences Between Dogs and Cats

The owner should understand that his or her pet is not acting this way out of spite or anger; that the owner didn’t cause the behavior by loving the pet too much, spoiling it, or not being dominant; and that the pet is not bored and getting another pet will not help.

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.

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 …

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