Covering proven techniques of behavior modification, Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats provides a practical approach to the treatment and prevention of common canine and feline behavior problems. More than simple obedience training, this book describes both normal and undesirable behaviors and offers solutions for common small animal difficulties including digging, barking, biting, anxiety, and marking. It also discusses the role of pharmacology in behavior modification. Written by well-known veterinary behavior specialist Dr. Karen Overall, this reliable reference includes a DVD video that shows humane behavioral care and explains how dogs communicate with and learn from humans.
"Behavioural medicine is now fully recognised as part of veterinary expertise and if you are serious about it, this book is for you." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, July 2015
Part One: Understanding Behavior: Modern Paradigms 1. Embracing Behavior as a Core Discipline: Creating the Behavior-Centered Practice 2. The Science and Theory Underlying Behavioral Medicine: Terminology, Diagnosis, Mechanism and the Importance of Understanding Reactivity 3. Changing Behavior: Roles for Learning, Negotiated Settlements, and Individualized Treatment Plans Part Two: Canine Behavior 4. Normal Canine Behavior and Ontogeny: Neurological and Social Development, Signaling and Normal Canine Behaviors 5. Problematic Canine Behaviors: Roles for Undesirable, Odd and Management-related Concerns 6. Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Involving Aggression 7. Abnormal Canine Behaviors and Behavioral Pathologies Not Primarily Involving Pathological Aggression Part Three: Feline Behavior 8. Normal Feline Behavior and Ontogeny: Neurological and Social Development, Signaling and Normal Feline Behaviors 9. Undesirable, Problematic, and Abnormal Feline Behavior and Behavioral Pathologies Part Four: Behavioral Supplements and Medications 10. Pharmacological Approaches to Changing Behavior and Neurochemistry: Roles for Diet, Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Medication Part Five: Supplemental Materials References Protocols and Questionnaires
DVD contents Humane Behavioral Care for Dogs: Problem Prevention and Treatment . 30- minute video with audio commentary from the author demonstrating techniques . Questionnaires and protocols