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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Equine Behavior - E-Book

A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052922

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Equine Behavior: A guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is the quintessential reference for all who really want to know what makes horses tick. Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better. Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable. Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys
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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: 9313

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 and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Julie Shaw,Debbie Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813813182

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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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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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

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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

The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent Or Change Unwanted Ones

Author: Steve Dale

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547738919

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 3290

A team of top researchers, scientists and veterinarians offer this definitive guide the canine behavior, explaining the most effective training methods and offering advice on socialization, housetraining, diet and exercise and how to resolve a variety of behavioral problems. 20,000 first printing.
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The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms

Author: Michael S. Garvey, D.V.M.,Anne E. Hohenhaus, D.V.M.

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307492869

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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The experts reveal how to interpret and understand your dog's symptoms and what steps to take to ensure its health. This comprehensive and practical book is designed to assist dog owners in understanding their pets' bodies and health based on signs and symptoms of disease, and in determining the most common medical problems that might cause particular symptoms. Adopting the "decision chart" format from popular symptom guides for human ailments, such as the American Medical Association's Guide to Your Family's Symptoms and Take Care of Yourself, five leading veterinarians have designed a user-friendly chart system that will guide a pet owner from noting the symptom and observing the dog's behavior to understanding the associated signs of an illness, the possible conditions, and the best steps to take. Filled with more than two hundred charts in an easy-to-follow two-color format and medical drawings, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms is the indispensable reference for dog owners. It not only considers the problems of sick and injured pets, but also addresses the needs of healthy animals. It has all the information a dog owner needs: ¸ What a healthy dog should look like ¸ Flow charts to the 150 most common symptoms ¸ Training and behavior issues, such as housebreaking and aggression ¸ Emergency first aid, including how to apply bandages and create a makeshift muzzle ¸ A glossary of veterinary diagnostic tests and medical terms With this unique combination of medical information and advice, plus an innovative chart system, The Veterinarians' Guide to Your Dog's Symptoms will enable pet owners to help their dogs live long, healthy, and happy lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion

Canine and Feline Behavior

Author: Debra F. Horwitz,Jacqueline C. Neilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047096121X

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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Pet behavior problems are a leading cause of pet abandonment, relinquishment, abuse and neglect. As a reliable and educated source, veterinarians must help guide their clients in the right direction. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior facilitates veterinarians in counseling clients and treating small animal behavior problems. As part of the popular Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult series, this unique manual is designed as a quick reference for veterinarians and students alike. Information is readily available in a practical and easy-to-use format, with topics organized alphabetically for easy reference. Coverage includes typical problem behaviors in dogs and cats, such as various types of aggression, anxiety, fear, soiling and marking, vocalizing, and destructive behaviors. Appendices provide additional resources on psychopharmacology, learning and behavior modification, and client handouts, while an accompanying CD-ROM offers electronic versions of handouts for easy use.
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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

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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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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: 7506

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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Canine Behavior

Insights and Answers

Author: Bonnie V. G. Beaver

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416054197

Category: Medical

Page: 315

View: 3883

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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Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists

Author: Katherine A. Houpt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470958438

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 9554

Domestic Animal Behavior, Fifth Edition is a fully updated revision of this classic text, with chapters examining key behavior issues ranging from communication to social structure. Coverage encompasses a wide variety of domestic animals including cats, dogs, horses, pigs, sheep, and cattle. The Fifth Edition also expands its coverage on new key areas of behavior research, including cognition and the genetics of behavior, and provides valuable, current information on normal and aberrant behaviors, making it a must-have resource for veterinarians and animal scientists seeking a thorough understanding of animal behavior.
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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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Ultimate dog care

a complete veterinary guide

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

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780764563409

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 9141

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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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff

Author: Emily Weiss,Heather Mohan-Gibbons,Stephen Zawistowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118711114

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 1586

Presents and evaluates the available research and programs that address both animal and human behaviors associated with the intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats.--From publisher description.
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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: 959

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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Dog Language

Author: Roger Abrantes

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810452

Category: Canidae

Page: N.A

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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

View: 4589

Revision of: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. 2003.
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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: 1125

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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