Psychopharmacology of Animal Behavior Disorders

Psychopharmacology of Animal Behavior Disorders

by Nicholas H. Dodman
     
 

Increasingly, veterinarians are called on to treat behavioural disorders in companion pets such as cats, dogs and horses, which can often develop aggressive compulsive or other antisocial habits. In America, veterinarians are beginning to treat these disorders with psychotropic drugs such as Prozac, which have already been shown to yield good results in humans. In the… See more details below

Overview

Increasingly, veterinarians are called on to treat behavioural disorders in companion pets such as cats, dogs and horses, which can often develop aggressive compulsive or other antisocial habits. In America, veterinarians are beginning to treat these disorders with psychotropic drugs such as Prozac, which have already been shown to yield good results in humans. In the UK, these drugs cannot yet be used on animals, but a number of pharmaceutical companies are developing derivatives for use in animal practice and these products are eagerly awaited. The effects are expected to be as far-reaching as tranquillisers and antidegressants were when they were introduced into human medicine.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Explores pharmacologic options for the treatment of many conditions in pets, including aggression, anxiety, compulsive behavior, sexual behavior such as urine-marking in cats, and geriatric behavior such as Alzheimer-type dementia in dogs. Focuses on the importance of diagnosing the underlying cause of a dysfunction rather than simply treating the symptoms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632043583
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/15/1998
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.99(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >