Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 2nd Edition

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 2nd Edition PDF

By Julie Shaw and Debbie Martin

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 2nd Edition PDF

presents a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for veterinary technicians and nurses seeking to understand their patients on a deeper level, implement preventive behavior medicine, and assist veterinarians with behavioral interventions. The book provides a grounding in the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of dogs and cats, and offers an invaluable daily reference for daily interactions with patients and clients.

Along with brand-new coverage of Fear Free® veterinary visits, the authors have included discussions of animal behavior and development, communication, behavior modification, problem prevention, and behavior solutions. A companion website offers more than 50 video tutorials, multiple choice questions, PowerPoint slides, and appendices.

This Second Edition also provides:

  • A thorough introduction to the role of veterinary technicians in animal behavior
  • Comprehensive explorations of canine and feline behavior and development
  • Discussion of the complexities and richness of the human-animal bond
  • Details on implementing emotionally protective practices into the veterinary and husbandry care
  • Practical strategies for learning and behavior modification, problem prevention, behavior solutions, and communication and connection amongst the animal behavior team

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is an essential reference for veterinary technicians and nurses, and will also benefit veterinary technology and nursing students seeking comprehensive information about an increasingly relevant topic.

Table of Contents

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 2nd Edition Table of Contents

1 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Animal Behavior

2 Canine Behavior and Development

3 Feline Behavior and Development

4 The Human–Animal Bond – A Brief Look at Its Richness and Complexities

5 Communication and Connecting the Animal Behavior Team

6 Learning and Behavior Modification

7 Problem Prevention

8 Husbandry and Veterinary Care

9 Specific Behavior Modification Techniques and Practical Applications for Behavior Disorders

10 Introductory Neurophysiology and Psychopharmacology

Appendix Section 1: Forms and Questionnaires

Appendix 1 Canine behavior History Form Part 1 393

Appendix 2 Canine Behavior History Form Part 2 398

Appendix 3 Feline Behavior History Form Part 1 403

Appendix 4 Feline Behavior History Form Part 2 408

Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Trainer Assessment Form 413

Appendix 7 Determining Pet Owner Strain 415

Appendix 8 Canine Behavior Plan of Care 416

Appendix 9 Behavior Problem List 418

Appendix 10 Technician Observation 419

Appendix 11 Follow- up Communication Form 420

Appendix 12 Behavior Diary 422

Appendix 13 New Kitten (less than 3 months) Questionnaire 424

Appendix 14 New Puppy (less than 4 months) Questionnaire 426

Appendix 15 Juvenile Adolescent or Adult Cat (3 months to ~12 years) Questionnaire 428

Appendix 16 Juvenile Adolescent or Adult Dog (4 months to ~7 years) Questionnaire 430

Appendix 17 Senior or Geriatric cat (11+years) Questionnaire 432

Appendix 18 Senior or Geriatric Dog (~7+years) Questionnaire 434

Appendix 19 Pet Selection Counseling 436

Appendix 20 Canine Breeder Interview Questions 438

Appendix 21 Veterinary Hospital Scavenger Hunt CANINE 440

Appendix 22 Veterinary Hospital Scavenger Hunt Feline 443

Appendix Section 2: Training Exercises

Appendix 23 Acclimatizing a Pet to a Crate 447

Appendix 24 Elimination Training log 448

Appendix 25 Shaping Plan for Teaching a Dog to Ring a Bell to go Outside to Eliminate 449

Appendix 26 Preventive Handling and Restraint Exercises 450

Appendix 27 Preventive Food Bowl Exercises 452

Appendix 28 Teaching Tug 453

Appendix Section 3: Samples and Letters

Appendix 29 Canine Behavior Plan of Care Sample 457

Appendix 30 Sample Field Assessment 459

Appendix 31 Sample of a Pet Selection Report 463

Appendix 32 Dr. Andrew Luescher’s Letter Regarding Puppy Socialization 467

Appendix 33 Dr. R.K. Anderson’s Letter Regarding Puppy Socialization 469

Appendix 34 Sample Puppy Socialization Class Curriculum 471

Appendix 35 Sample Kitten Class Curriculum 473

Index 474

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