Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat / Edition 2

Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat / Edition 2

by Gary Landsberg, Lowell Ackerman, Wayne Hunthausen, L. Ackerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0702027103

ISBN-13: 9780702027109

Pub. Date: 09/24/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This best-selling, practical book on behavior therapy offers easily-accessible information in a user-friendly approach. With this essential handbook, veterinarians don't need to be behavior specialists to provide optimum care for clients with behavior problems. The 2nd edition provides at-a-glance solutions to common behavior problems, offering updated information

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This best-selling, practical book on behavior therapy offers easily-accessible information in a user-friendly approach. With this essential handbook, veterinarians don't need to be behavior specialists to provide optimum care for clients with behavior problems. The 2nd edition provides at-a-glance solutions to common behavior problems, offering updated information on preventive and basic counseling advice, as well as new material on the link between genetics and behavior. All treatment protocols have been drawn from and text and compiled into a convenient appendix in the back of the book. Staff responsibilities and the team approach to behavior counseling are also discussed.

• The behavior book of choice for busy veterinarians, offering the best course of treatment for behavior problems.
• Easily-accessible treatment tables provide at-a-glance solutions to common behavior problems.
• Background information shows how problems arise and how they can be prevented.
• Useful appendix on drug information and dosages makes effective prescribing easy.
• Guides the reader through the diagnostic process.
• Provides a clear understanding of behavior modification techniques as well as the use of products, drugs, pheromones, surgery, diet and alternative therapies.
• Explores the rapidly growing and advancing field of behavioral geriatrics including new therapeutic approaches for cognitive decline.
• Treatment protocols are provided in a separate appendix and are referred to throughout the text discussions where relevant.

• Discussion of genetics and behavior helps readers understand possible links.
• Expanded information on preventive and basic counseling advice.
• Added chapter on staff responsibilities and the team approach to behavior counseling.
• A new section addresses pain assessment and management in the home and hospital.
• The economic impact of behavior services in veterinary practice is discussed.
• An accompanying CD-ROM features forms and handouts that can be printed for use with clients. Forms and handouts aid in pet selection, puppy and kitten counseling, and training.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780702027109
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/24/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Behaviour counseling and the veterinary practitioner
2. Puppy and kitten development
3. Prevention: the best medicine
4. Behaviour counseling and behavior diagnostics
5. Treatment: behavior modification techniques
6. Phamacologic intervention in behavioural therapy
7. Complementary and alternative therapy for behavior problems
8. Feeding and diet related problems
9. Pain assessment, pain management, sedation and anesthesia
10. Stereotypic and compulsive disorders
11. Fears and phobias
12. The effects of aging on behavior in senior pets
13. Unruly behaviors, training and management - dogs
14. Unruly behaviors, training and management - cats
15. Canine destructive behaviors
16. Feline destructive behaviors
17. Canine house-soiling
18. Feline house-soiling
19. Canine aggression
20. Feline aggression
21. The European approach to behavior counseling
Appendix A (tables listing where figures appear in text)
Appendix B (manufacturers and resource list)
Appendix C (handouts and forms)
Appendix D (dosage table)

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