An 8-year-old neutered male Greyhound was evaluated at the Tufts Animal Behavior Service for intermittent episodes of extreme anxiety. The first anxiety attack occurred in late October of 2008 and lasted for 3 days. Physical examination, CBC and serum biochemistry analysis performed by the referring veterinarian were within reference limits.
The dog had no history of cardiovascular or Continue reading
Current Research on Canine Compulsive Behavior
By Nicole Cottam, MS, ACAAB
The research team at the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic has long suspected that canine compulsive behavior has a genetic component. Recently, this suspicion was confirmed with the discovery that a variant of a gene, which codes for cadherin-2, was overrepresented in a sample of Doberman Pinschers
How to Keep Your Clients & Prevent Shelter Relinquishment
by Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB
When your clients lose their patience with their pet, you may lose your patients. In fact, behavioral issues account for 15 percent of veterinarians’ annual client loss. By incorporating elements of behavioral medicine into your practice, you can provide a great service to your clients, help save pets’ lives and help prevent professional “burnout.” It makes good business sense from several aspects.
Did you know that more puppies die from behavioral causes than infectious disease?