Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats book cover

Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats

Covering proven techniques of behavior modification, Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats provides a practical approach to the treatment and prevention of common canine and feline behavior problems. More than simple obedience training, this book describes both normal and undesirable behaviors and offers solutions for common small animal difficulties including digging, barking, biting, anxiety, and marking. It also discusses the role of pharmacology in behavior modification. Written by well-known veterinary behavior specialist Dr. Karen Overall, this reliable reference includes a DVD video that shows humane behavioral care and explains how dogs communicate with and learn from humans.

Paperback, 832 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-00890-7

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

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