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Behaviour Problems in Small Animals

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

This new book is suitable for the whole veterinary team, for whom animals presenting with behavioural problems can be a daily recurring problem. It offers practical advice on the best approach to control and treat the animal, as well as giving guidance to the veterinary nurse on how to advise owners on various aspects of pet behaviour problems.

A well-known specialist in the field of small animal behaviour therapy, Sarah Heath here presents practical advice on immediate, effective methods for dealing with problem animals. Aimed specifically at the practice situation, the strength of this book lies in its clear, straightforward approach. The focus is on non-invasive measures, such as behavioural counselling and retraining, rather than the use of drugs or more controversial techniques.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: August 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2767-3

Contents

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS:
    Part one: Practice tips:
    Providing a practical behavior service
    Running puppy classes and kitten information evenings

    Part two: Basic tools in behavioral medicine:
    An overview of canine social behavior and communication
    An overview of feline social behaviour and communication
    Learning theory made simple
    The role of pharmacology in behavioral medicine

    Part three: Canine behavioral problems:
    Aggression
    Fears, phobias and anxieties
    Elimination problems
    Stereotypes
    Training issues
    Geriatric behavior issues
    Misc. behavior problems

    Part four: Feline behavioural problems:
    Aggression
    Fears, phobias and anxieties
    Elimination problems
    Grooming problems
    Bonding problems
    Pica
    Geriatric behavior issues
    Misc. behavior problems

    Appendices
    1. CABTSG Referral form
    2. Sample behavior questionnaire
    3. Sample handouts for clients
    4. Further reading
    5. Useful addresses

    Index

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