Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior 2nd Edition PDF is to be your practice companion, enabling you to integrate behavioral medicine as a routine part of your patient’s healthcare plan.
Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior 2nd Edition PDF
The treatment of behavioral illness has become increasingly important, as it remains one of the top reasons for pet relinquishment. Since the first edition of this book was published, much has changed in veterinary behavioral medicine, and the authors and I are eager to bring you up to date.
All of the chapters have been either re-edited or completely rewritten, and the book has expanded from 64 to 82 chapters, with newly expanded appendices on pharmacology, learning and behavior modification, history sheets and resources, and a set of 43 handouts (of which 25 have been newly written for this edition). We have included information on how to make handling your patient safer, less stressful, and calmer for everyone—the veterinary team, the client, and above all, of primary concern to us, our patients.
This book Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior 2nd Edition PDF is designed to help veterinarians answer behavior-related questions in any and every area of veterinary behavioral medicine. However, each chapter is designed for the general veterinarian rather than the specialist.
It is essential to understand the significant role that safety and management can play in treating behavioral illnesses. Most importantly, we must remember that when a certain behavior is ongoing, the consequence of that behavior results in something desirable for the animal. The nature of that reward may be unclear to us, but it is nevertheless the case that behaviors which are rewarded are repeated.
In cases of aggression, ensuring the safety of all those who might be in contact with the pet is the first priority. Safety precautions when followed can improve the quality of life for everyone involved, including the family and the pet. Management also plays a fundamental role in shaping behavioral change. Many behavior problems often continue because of the opportunity to repeatedly engage in the undesirable behavior. However, with appropriate management we can keep people safe, prevent the escalation of undesirable behaviors, and stop any reinforcement that the pet receives by engaging in the behavior.
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