Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats

By

  • Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB

The veterinarian’s reliable tool for helping clients resolve pet behavior problems! Written by well-known veterinary behavior specialist Dr. Karen Overall, this comprehensive resource explains the underlying causes of undesirable behaviors in dogs and cats and provides proven behavior modification techniques. A companion DVD offers five in-depth questionnaires to help you gather valuable information from clients, as well as 45 client instruction handouts and a 30-minute video demonstrating behavior modification techniques for clients to use with their pets. From digging and barking to biting and anxiety - and everything in between - Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats has what you need to help clients manage their pets’ behavior issues and live with them in harmony.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-00890-7


Table of Contents

Part One: Understanding Behavior: Modern Paradigms
1. Embracing Behavior as a Core Discipline: Creating the Behavior-Centered Practice
2. The Science and Theory Underlying Behavioral Medicine: Terminology, Diagnosis, Mechanism and the Importance of Understanding Reactivity
3. Changing Behavior: Roles for Learning, Negotiated Settlements, and Individualized Treatment Plans        
Part Two: Canine Behavior
4. Normal Canine Behavior and Ontogeny: Neurological and Social Development, Signaling and Normal Canine Behaviors
5. Problematic Canine Behaviors: Roles for Undesirable, Odd and Management-related Concerns
6. Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Involving Aggression
7. Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Not Primarily Involving Pathological Aggression           
Part Three: Feline Behavior
8. Normal Feline Behavior and Ontogeny: Neurological and Social Development, Signaling and Normal Feline Behaviors
9. Undesirable, Problematic, and Abnormal Feline Behavior and Behavioral Pathologies
Part Four: Behavioral Supplements and Medications
10. Pharmacological Approaches to Changing Behavior and Neurochemistry: Roles for Diet, Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Medication
Part Five: Supplemental Materials
References
Protocols and Questionnaires


DVD contents
Humane Behavioral Care for Dogs: Problem Prevention and Treatment
• 30- minute video with audio commentary from the author demonstrating techniques
• Questionnaires and protocols