Canine and Feline Behavior / Edition 1

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As part of the popular Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult illustrated series, this unique manual is designed as a quick reference for veterinarians and students alike. Information on signalment, history, diagnosis and treatment is readily available in a practical and easy-to-use format, and topics are 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 handours. an accompanying Cd-Rom also offers electronic versions of the client handouts.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Would I recommend this text as an addition to a clinic library? Absolutely. As a quick reference and a great synopsis of behavioral problems, it’s tough to beat." (The Canadian Veterinary Journal, December 2008)

"An extremely detailed overview of 64 of the most common behavior problems, including 22 types of aggression. Despite its ambitious content, the book lives up to its 'five minute' claim. This is impressive considering that many training books devote hundreds of pages to one of these subjects. For breeders, rescue organizations or anyone normally engaged in advising pet owners about training and behavior, it's well worth the price." (DogWorld)

"This book will help the veterinarian provide guidance to clients on the myriad of behavioral problems presented to the practice. A CD-ROM with behavior handouts rounds out the usefulness of this book. ... Well organized and thorough. I recommend it for any clinic library." (Veterinary Information Network)

"A manual perfect for practicing vets and college-level students." (Midwest Book Review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781757355
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Five Minute Veterinary Consult Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 1,389,433
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 10.08 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, Dipl ACVB

Jacqueline C. Neilson, DVM, Dipl ACVB

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Table of Contents




1. Acral Lick dermatitis: canine.

2. Aggression/Canine: Classification and overview.

3. Aggression/Canine: fear/defensive.

4. Aggression/Canine: food.

5. Aggression/Canine: human directed/familiar people.

6. Aggression/Canine: human directed/unfamiliar people.

7. Aggression/Canine: idiopathic.

8. Aggression/Canine: interdog/familiar dogs.

9. Aggression/Canine: interdog/unfamiliar dogs.

10. Aggression/Canine: possessive.

11. Aggression/Canine: redirected.

12. Aggression/Canine: territorial.

13. Aggression/Canine: veterinary office.

14. Aggression/Feline: classification and overview.

15. Aggression/Feline: fear/defensive.

16. Aggression/Feline: intercat.

17. Aggression/Feline: petting induced.

18. Aggression/Feline: play related.

19. Aggression/Feline: redirected.

20. Aggression/Feline: status related.

21. Aggression/Feline: territorial.

22. Aggression/Feline: veterinary office.

23. Aggression: Medical Differentials.

24. Anxiety disorders: general overview canine and feline.

25. Attention seeking behavior: canine and feline.

26. Begging: canine and feline.

27. Chewing: canine and feline.

28. Cognitive Dysfunction: canine and feline.

29. Compulsive disorder: canine and feline overview.

30. Coprophagia.

31. Destructive Play and exploration: feline.

32. Digging: canine.

33. Fear of people: canine and feline.

34. Fear of places and things: canine and feline.

35. Fear of the outdoors: canine.

36. Firework phobia.

37. Flank sucking.

38. Fly snapping.

39. Generalized anxiety.

40. Housesoiling: canine.

41. Housesoiling: feline.

42. Hyperactivity: canine and feline.

43. Jumping on people: canine.

44. Jumping on counters: feline.

45. Licking/excessive.

46. Marking: canine.

47. Mourning behavior: canine and feline.

48. Mouthing/play biting and aggressive play.

49. Nocturnal behavior: canine and feline.

50. Noise phobia: canine and feline.

51. Pica: canine and feline.

52. Predatory behavior: canine and feline.

53. Psychogenic alopeica/Overgrooming: feline.

54. Roaming: canine and feline.

55. Scratching behavior: feline.

56. Separation anxiety: canine and feline.

57. Shadow and light chasing: canine.

58. Stealing household objects: canine and feline.

59. Tail chasing and spinning: canine and feline.

60. Thunderstorm phobia.

61. Travel related problems.

62. Urine Marking: Feline.

63. Vocalization: canine and feline.

64. Wool sucking and fabric eating: feline.

Appendix A Pharmacology.

Appendix B Learning and Behavior modification.

Appendix C Additional resources for Veterinarians.

Appendix D Handouts

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