Companion Animal Behaviour Problems pdf

Companion Animal Behaviour Problems

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By Rachel Casey, Sarah Heath and Helen Zulch

Companion Animal Behaviour Problems PDF. Behaviour problems are a significant cause of companion animal relinquishment and euthanasia. This book provides up to date information about animal behaviour as well as practical advice on how veterinary practice professionals can manage undesirable animal behaviour and give down to earth, appropriate and trusted advice to owners. This book:

  • Covers the important aspects of behaviour in dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents, parrots and birds, as well as how this behaviour 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, socialisation classes for young animals and effective communication with owners.
  • Covers the clinical decision-making process in managing the signs of undesirable behaviour, appropriately handling pets in the practice to minimise distress, as well as: behavioural first aid, referral to a specialist, medical influences on behaviour and decisions about euthanasia.

This practical and accessible book gives all the essential information needed by veterinary professionals in order to advise clients on the behaviour and well-being of animals in their care.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Part I: The Influence of the Domestic Environment on Behaviour

Chapter 2: Dog Behaviour.

Chapter 3: Cat Behaviour.

Chapter 4: Rabbit and Rodent Behaviour

Chapter 5: Parrot Behaviour

Part II: The Veterinary Practice Role in Preventing Behaviour Problems

Chapter 6: The Role of the Practice Environment

Chapter 7: The Role of the Practice Staff

Chapter 8: What Every Puppy Owner Should Know

Chapter 9: What Every Kitten Owner Should Know

Chapter 10: What Every Rabbit and Rodent Owner Should Know

Chapter 11: What Every Parrot Owner Should Know

Chapter 12: Running Puppy Parties and Kitten Evenings

Part III: Behavioural First Aid

Chapter 13: Identifying Problems

Chapter 14: Appropriate Handling of Challenging Patients

Chapter 15: Considering Medical Influences on Behaviour

Chapter 16: Making the Decision Whether to Treat, Rehome or Euthanase

Chapter 17: First-Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Dogs

Chapter 18: First Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Cats

Chapter 19: First Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Rabbits and Rodents

Chapter 20: First Aid Advice for Common Behavioural Signs: Parrots

Chapter 21: Arranging Referral: Who To and When

Chapter 22: The Role of the Referring Vet in Case Management

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