Global Advocate of the Role of Veterinarians in Animal Welfare Recognized with WSAVA Award
Dr. Melissa Bain , an American veterinarian, board-certified in both animal welfare and behavior, has been announced as the recipient of this year’s World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Companion Animal Welfare. Dr. Bain is a professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
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, …
Behavior Medications: Which Medication, Which Patient?
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
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.
Behavior Monitoring: Taking Pet Healthcare to a New Level
For example, clients with an overweight dog on a recommended exercise plan might think that their dog is active, but can they measure how many minutes per day the dog spends resting versus running or walking?
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.”