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Behavior

Understanding the Cat and Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice

A bad veterinary experience can negatively impact a cat’s welfare both short-term and long-term. Reducing your practice's feline stressors can lead to more relaxed cats, happier clients, and increased job satisfaction and safety.

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

House soiling is a common behavior problem in dogs that affects the human–animal bond. The first step in developing an effective treatment plan is to determine the underlying cause or motivation for soiling.

House soiling is a common behavior problem in dogs that affects the human–animal bond. The first step in developing an effective treatment plan is to determine the underlying cause or motivation for soiling.

Veterinary Behavior Medications: Which Medication, Which Patient?

At the core of state-of-the art multimodal treatment is smart, rational, and effective use of behavioral medication.

The best treatment approaches in veterinary behavioral medicine are often multimodal. At the core of state-of-the art multimodal treatment is smart, rational, and effective use of behavioral medication.

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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