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AVMA Collection: Canine aggression

April 5, 2012 Comments off

AVMA Collection: Canine aggression
Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

From e-mail:
The third collection in the Canine Behavior Series, Canine aggression, is now available online.

Aggressive behavior is the primary problem for which dog owners seek help from behavioral specialists. More than 1 million dog bites are reported annually in the United States, and, contrary to the expectation that bites are usually inflicted by free-roaming dogs, dogs owned by the family, neighbors, or friends of the victim inflict most bites.

Understanding how to properly identify and treat canine aggression can be crucial to the retention of affected dogs within their homes, as well as to the safety of their owners and family members. The Canine aggression collection will help you take advantage of the resources from the JAVMA for addressing aggression-related behavior problems in dogs.

AMVA Collections: Canine Behavior Series

February 23, 2012 Comments off

AMVA Collections: Canine Behavior Series
Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

Acceptable behavior is vital to a pet’s well-being, and an unresolved behavior problem in a pet can be a terminal condition.

Behavior problems are some of the leading reasons for euthanasia of dogs in the United States and Europe. According to the authors of 1 study, behavior problems are the most common reason given by owners for the relinquishment of their dogs to animal shelters.

Veterinarians have tremendous opportunities to intervene in behavior problems before they result in euthanasia or relinquishment of a pet to an animal shelter.


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