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Canine and Feline Behavior Therapy

ISBN-10: 0683039121

ISBN-13: 9780683039122

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette A. Hart, Melissa Bain

List price: $102.99
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Description:

Behavioral medicine is perhaps the most rapidly emerging discipline in animal health care. Small animal practice is reaching the point where most practitioners are expected to offer their clients help in the behavioral area. This volume offers practical advice from board-certified specialists applicable to any small animal practice.
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Book details

List price: $102.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 374
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Introduction
Basis for techniques of behavior therapy
Medical interview and case history assessment
Principles of behavior modification
Hormones and behavior; gonadectomy
General approaches to behavioral pharmacology
Prescribing psychotropic drugs
The behavior of sick dogs and cats
Behavior and behavior problems of dogs
Aggression toward people
Aggression toward other dogs
Anxieties and fears
Barking : normal and excessive
Excessive activity and destructiveness
Escaping and roaming
Urination and defecation problems
Attention-seeking behavior
Problems with feeding behavior
Problems with sexual and maternal behavior of dogs
Repetitive, compulsive, and stereotypic behaviors
Behavioral aspects of aging dogs
Selecting and raising puppies
Behavior and behavior problems of cats
Feline house soiling : urine marking, inappropriate urination, and inappropriate defecation
Aggression toward people and other cats
Inappropriate feline scratching
Problems with feeding and predatory behavior
Problems with sexual and maternal behavior of cats
Repetitive, compulsive, and stereotypic behaviors
Selecting and raising kittens
Human-companion animal interactions
Role of the dog and cat in families
Dealing with loss of the companion animal