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.
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.
Preventing Dog Bites in Children: Motivations and Myths
The safety of young children with dogs (and dogs with young children) requires an understanding of canine body language and behavior so that unsafe interactions are interrupted or (ideally) avoided completely.
Mixing Children and Pets: When Social Media ‘Cuteness’ Goes Wrong
Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Many photos and videos posted to social media sites depict babies hobnobbing with dogs and other pets. However, they invariably show the baby in an unsafe situation, all for the sake of “cute.” What can you, as a veterinary professional, do? Photos and videos are often shared to my …
Moving Beyond “Leader of the Pack”
Being the alpha: The belief that dogs must see us through a filter of dominance and subordination sets us up for an adversarial relationship with man’s best friend.
Current Thoughts On Pathophysiology & Treatment Of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis
Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Feline idiopathic cystitis is the most common form of feline lower urinary tract disease, and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Dr. Grauer approaches this topic by reviewing the pathogenesis of the disease as well as the best approach to diagnosis and treatment. Feline lower …
Behavioral Medicine: Top 10 Tools for Success
Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Behavior problems may seem daunting, but primary care veterinarians can provide critical interventions by diagnosing and managing the behavior problems they frequently face in clinical practice. Implementing behavior-related questions into a routine examination and training team members to note owners’ behavior-related questions opens the door for behavior assessment in …