Companion Animal Behaviour Problems
Prevention and Management of Behaviour Problems in Veterinary Practice
- ISBN 9781780643465
- Language English
- Pages 352 pp.
- Size 6" x 9"
Behavior problems are a significant cause of companion animal relinquishment and euthanasia. This book provides up-to-date information about animal behavior as well as practical advice on how veterinary practice professionals can manage undesirable animal behavior and give down to earth, appropriate and trusted advice to owners. This book:
- Covers the important aspects of behavior in dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents, parrots and birds, as well as how this behavior has adapted to the domestic environment.
- Discusses the role of the veterinary practice in improving the emotional experience of animals attending the veterinary practice, including practice design, socialization classes for young animals and effective communication with owners.
- Covers the clinical decision-making process in managing the signs of undesirable behavior, appropriately handling pets in the practice to minimize distress, as well as: behavioral first aid, referral to a specialist, medical influences on behavior and decisions about euthanasia.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Helen Zulch.
Part I: The Influence of the Domestic Environment on Behaviour
Chapter 2: Dog Behaviour. David Ryan.
Chapter 3: Cat Behaviour. Jon Bowen.
Chapter 4: Rabbit and Rodent Behaviour. Anne McBride and Emma Lightfoot.
Chapter 5: Parrot Behaviour. Clare Wilson.
Part II: The Veterinary Practice Role in Preventing Behaviour Problems
Chapter 6: The Role of the Practice Environment. Caroline Bower.
Chapter 7: The Role of the Practice Staff. Francesca Riccomini and Claire Hargrave.
Chapter 8: What Every Puppy Owner Should Know. David Appleby.
Chapter 9: What Every Kitten Owner Should Know. Jon Bowen.
Chapter 10: What Every Rabbit and Rodent Owner Should Know. Emma Lightfoot and Anne McBride.
Chapter 11: What Every Parrot Owner Should Know. Clare Wilson.
Chapter 12: Running Puppy Parties and Kitten Evenings. Emily Blackwell.
Part III: Behavioural First Aid
Chapter 13: Identifying Problems. Amanda L. Roshier.
Chapter 14: Appropriate Handling of Challenging Patients. Stephanie Hedges.
Chapter 15: Considering Medical Influences on Behaviour. Helen Zulch.
Chapter 16: Making the Decision Whether to Treat, Rehome or Euthanase. Julie Bedford.
Chapter 17: First-Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Dogs. Caroline Warnes.
Chapter 18: First Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Cats. Trudi Atkinson.
Chapter 19: First Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Rabbits and Rodents. Emma Lightfoot and Anne McBride.
Chapter 20: First Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Parrots. Clare Wilson.
Chapter 21: Arranging Referral: Who To and When. Trudi Atkinson.
Chapter 22: The Role of the Referring Vet in Case Management. Emma Brown.