Canine Behavior

A Guide for Veterinarians

Author: Bonnie V. G. Beaver

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721659657

Category: Medical

Page: 355

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This easy-to-read book comprehensively examines all canine behavioral traits -- both normal and abnormal. Written by a respected veterinary authority, it helps the reader thoroughly understand, accurately diagnose, and effectively treat a wide spectrum of problems. It explores how dogs play, communicate, interact socially and sexually, groom themselves, and much more. Details the best ways to solve a full range of behavioral problems, including the latest drug therapies and new treatments. Also features a wealth of case examples that make the guidance in this book easy to apply.
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Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Julie Shaw,Debbie Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813813182

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 6687

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides the veterinary technician with a solid foundation in behavioral medicine. Designed as a daily resource for interacting with and educating pet owners, the book familiarizes readers with the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of dogs and cats. Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses offers a complete guide to the technician’s role in behavioral preventive services and how to assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention. Covering the roles of animal behavior professionals, normal development of dogs and cats, and the human-animal bond, the book includes correlations from human mental health care throughout. The book encompasses learning theory, preventive behavioral services, standardized behavior modification terms and techniques, and veterinary behavior pharmacology. Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is an essential resource for veterinary technicians to realize their full potential and become a pivotal component of the behavioral health care team for canine and feline patients. Key features Equips veterinary technicians with a thorough grounding in behavioral medicine to help them better understand and care for their patients Presents practical information for managing canine and feline behavior cases Focuses on the technician’s central role in behavior medicine, emphasizing opportunities for coordinating and assisting the behavioral health care team to ensure that it is effective and efficient Offers advice on effective client communication to better educate pet owners and assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention Provides a full understanding of the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of canine and feline patients Includes access to a companion website offering forms, handouts, and the images from the book for download
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey

Publisher: Villard Books

ISBN: 9780375752261

Category: Medical

Page: 222

View: 5595

A valuable guide to common canine ailments and their symptoms is accompanied by more than 150 charts and illustrations, as well as advice on preventive care, emergency first aid, a list of breeds, and information about diagnostic tests and medical procedures. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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Canine and Feline Behavior and Training: A Complete Guide to Understanding our Two Best Friends

Author: Linda Case

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428310533

Category: Science

Page: 420

View: 7456

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical components of a successful human-animal relationship, and provides a framework to understand the behavior, communication patterns, and learning techniques that govern social interactions. Well-researched and accessible, Canine and Feline Behavior: A Complete Guide to Understanding Our Two Best Friends is an application-based resource to encourage effective training and behavior modification programs for both dogs and cats. Coverage begins with a foundation of evolutionary histories and domestication, focusing on normal communication and social behavior patterns. Learning theory is then presented in the context of real-world relevance to companion animal care, behavior prevention, training, and modification. Finally, common behavior problems and approaches to manage these issues are discussed, making this an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand more about their dogs and cats. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Canine Behavior

Insights and Answers

Author: Bonnie V. G. Beaver

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416054197

Category: Medical

Page: 315

View: 854

Bonnie V. Beaver provides a clear understanding of normal dog behaviors and the necessary tools to identify problem behaviors and their origins. "Canine Behavior" shows how to prevent, eradicate, or minimize unacceptable behaviors and build successful, lifelong relationships with one's dogs.
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K9 Behavior Basics

A Manual for Proven Success in Operational Service Dog Training

Author: Resi Gerritsen,Ruud Haak,Simon Prins

Publisher: Dog Training Press

ISBN: 1550594516

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 1963

Understand dog behavior to work with, not against, your K9’s instincts. Learn how to: Recognize and interpret your K9’s expressions, gestures and signals. Use operant conditioning to efficiently and humanely train K9s. Plan and execute effective K9 training programs for search and detection, patrol, remote guided camera, attack, and more. The art and science of training police, military and other service dogs continue to evolve as we learn more about dog behavior. In this revised edition of K9 Behavior Basics, expert dog trainers Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak and Simon Prins share the essentials every trainer needs to know about these advances in K9 training. You’ll learn how to successfully implement or improve your dogs’ training programs using operant conditioning. The authors outline key concepts in dog behavior and communication and provide practical approaches to operant conditioning. They share proven techniques and solid advice from their more than thirty years of specialized K9 experience. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro staying up-to-date, K9 Behavior Basics has something for you. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy.
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Decoding Your Dog

Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Author: American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547834454

Category: Pets

Page: 384

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“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts. Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods. Decoding Your Dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. “[The] authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido.” –Ranny Green, coauthor of Good Dogs, Bad Habits “Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.” –Bark
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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion

Canine and Feline Behavior

Author: Debra F. Horwitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118854411

Category: Medical

Page: 1032

View: 9956

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, Second Edition offers fast access to reliable, practical information on managing common behavior disorders in dogs and cats. Takes a new section approach to allow for easier browsing Adds 19 new topics or algorithms covering separation anxiety, thunderstorm sensitivity, introducing pets to the family and each other, enrichment, geriatric behavior problems, handling techniques, urine marking, leash reactivity, pediatric behavior problems and best practices, and rescue pets Offers a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and managing behavior problems in dogs and cats Designed for fast access to information, with identically formatted topics for ease of use Includes access to a companion website providing 43 client education handouts for download and use, including 25 brand-new handouts
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Ultimate dog care

a complete veterinary guide

Author: Sue Guthrie,Dick Lane,Geoffrey Sumner-Smith

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780764563409

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Expert guidance on training and caring for canine friends. How can you get your dog to behaveand give him the best quality healthcare available? This indispensable guide by three experts provides the answers. More than that, its visually appealing format makes it a reference guide and coffee table book all in one! It features: The latest information on health and nutrition Savvy strategies for grooming, exercise, and obedience Expert housetraining tips Hundreds of color photographs and detailed black-and-white illustrations
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Veterinary Medical Guide to Dog and Cat Breeds

Author: Jerold Bell,Kathleen Cavanagh,Larry Tilley,Francis W. K. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482241412

Category: Medical

Page: 705

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This book provides the veterinary practitioner, student, breeder and pet owner with a complete but quick reference to the diagnosis and management of breed-related medical conditions of dogs and cats. 171 recognized dog breeds and 42 cat breeds are included, organized alphabetically, with all information fully referenced and based on the most recent research. Appendices contain quick reference to condition by breed, available genetic tests and registries. Veterinary Medical Guide to Dog and Cat Breeds is a must have for the general practitioner and an ideal client education tool. Anyone concerned with educating the general public about the medical problems associated with purebred dogs and cats should have this title in their library.
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Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Gary Landsberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297307

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 4176

This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.
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Behaviour Problems in Small Animals

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

Author: Jon Bowen (BVetMed.),Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027677

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 2674

This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.
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From Fearful to Fear Free

A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

Author: Marty Becker,Lisa Radosta,Wailiani Sung,Mikkel Becker

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757320791

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8190

Almost every dog owner has a pet who suffers from fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS). They are the underlying cause of many concerning behaviors such as excessive barking, aggression, destructive behaviors, and house-soiling. They are also the source for deterioration of the human-animal bond, and can make a trip to the veterinarian, pet groomer, or boarding facility miserable for pet and owner alike. Left untreated, these negative experiences can lead to devastating consequences and permanent damage. Unfortunately, many well-meaning owners misinterpret or overlook the often subtle signs of emotional injury and turmoil, or think that the pet will simply "outgrow" it. This leads to unnecessary trauma and suffering. Common FAS triggers include: Trips to the veterinarian (even for routine services such as vaccinations and nail trims) Bath time, brushing, or cleaning ears. Loud noises; thunderstorms; fireworks; the vacuum cleaner; construction; gunshots; or even buzzers on appliances. Less-familiar people or animals encountered on walks or near the home. Being left alone during work hours or even for short errands. Travel, including car rides. Finally, there's help. From Fearful to Fear Free is based on the groundbreaking Fear Free program embraced by tens of thousands of veterinary healthcare professionals and hundreds of thousands of pet owners (fearfreepets.com and fearfreehappyhomes.com). This is the first and most authoritative book on the subject of reducing FAS and increasing "happy and calm" in dogs. Since pets communicate nonverbally, this book will help you recognize if your pet is suffering from FAS. By knowing your dog's body language, vocalizations, and changes in normal habits, you can make an accurate diagnosis and take action to prevent triggers or treat the fallout if they do happen. You'll learn: The most effective prescription sedatives for keeping dogs calm and happy during thunderstorms, fireworks, and other stressful events. The positive steps you can take to keep your pet occupied, calm, and content while you're away at work or play. Simple, practical tactics for helping your dog learn to love going to the veterinarian's office--literally pulling you into the practice instead of avoiding it! How to easily groom your dog and give him medication. Tips to tame the chaos when guests arrive in your home or when your dog encounters other dogs and people on walks. Ways to tackle some of the common behavior issues that often have a root cause of FAS, while also improving your communication and bond with your pet. The three veterinary coauthors and one highly respected pet trainer have a combined 88 years of experience in the trenches of veterinary medicine, with specialties in behavior and training. By using their cutting-edge techniques, you'll have pets that are happier, healthier and live a longer, fuller life.
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Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat3

Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Author: Gary M. Landsberg,Wayne L. Hunthausen,Lowell J. Ackerman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702043354

Category: Medical

Page: 454

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Revision of: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. 2003.
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Feline Behavior

Author: Bonnie V. Beaver

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416064257

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 6628

This book covers all common behavior problems pertaining to the cat, including the history of feline development to social and communicative behavior. An excellent resource for both professionals and pet owners alike, it features a clear format and easily accessible information. Discussions focus on the changing role of a cat's behavior for humans, as well as new treatments that arise as more is understood about cat behavior. Chapters are written in a clear, concise manner, making it easy for the reader to fully comprehend the different behavior patterns in cats, including: Neurologic and sensory behavior Communicative behavior Social behavior Sexual behavior Ingestive hehavior Eliminative behavior Locomotive behavior Grooming behavior A new section has been added to Introduction to Feline Behavior (Chapter 1), entitled Introduction to Drug and Behavior Therapy. An additional appendix, Feline Behavior Drug Formulary, has been added.
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Your Dog's Golden Years

A Manual for Senior Dog Care Including Natural Remedies and Complementary Options

Author: Jennifer Kachnic

Publisher: Wallingford Vale Pub

ISBN: 9780984706518

Category: Medical

Page: 277

View: 7815

In this book, twenty canine professionals from around the country will pass on the information you will need to make these years the best of your dog's life.
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Dog Language

Author: Roger Abrantes

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810452

Category: Canidae

Page: N.A

View: 3585

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A Modern Dog's Life

How to Do the Best for Your Dog

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191186

Category: Pets

Page: 328

View: 9717

An animal behavior expert “combines sensible information with charming wit [in] an entertaining guide for new and veteran dog owners” (Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me). What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why do canines of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian and professor of animal behavior Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many more, explaining what life is like from a pooch’s perspective—including a special section about dogs and city living. Filled with humor and memorable characters (including “Uncle Wolf” and “Feral Cheryl”), this guide offers: Insights from recent studies on how dogs see, smell, and experience the world Explanations of canine behavior, accompanied with over forty action photos Tips on everything from petting them to calming them at the vet’s User-friendly training techniques that build skills gradually and keep your pet motivated Dr. McGreevy offers an exciting new approach to training a dog: By acting as a “life coach”—rather than an “alpha dog” or “parent”—and by looking at the process as a fun opportunity for you and your pet to grow closer and learn new skills, you can greatly improve your dog’s quality of life, and teach good behavior at the same time. “Science, experience, and common sense . . .Your dog will want you to read it.” —Mark Evans, chief veterinary adviser, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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Dog

The Definitive Book for Dog Lovers

Author: Bruce Fogle,Dr Bruce Fogle, DVM, Mrcvs

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845334796

Category: Dog breeds

Page: 384

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The book for every day of your dog's life - and every day of your life with your dog. This is the enduring story of man and dog. At its heart is an emotionally intelligent analysis of the lifelong partnership between the two species, with such wit and wisdom that will shape your attitude, influence your actions, and provoke the happiest and healthiest lives for you and your dog.
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