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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff.

Author/Creator:
Weiss, Emily.
Publication:
New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015.
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Book
1 online resource (397 pages)
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1st ed.
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Subjects:
Pets -- Behavior.
Pets -- Training.
Cat rescue.
Dog rescue.
Animal shelters.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Intro
Title Page
Copyright Page
Contents
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
References
Section 1: Pets in the community
Chapter 1 Introduction to dog behavior
Domestic dog evolution and behavior
Normal dog behavior
Influences on dog behavior
Real-world interactions
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
References
Chapter 2 Introduction to cat behavior
Reproductive behavior
Behavioral development
Cat sensory world
Communication
Physiology and behavior
Aggression
Learning and cognition
Cats and people
Cats and dogs
Conclusions
References
Chapter 3 Behavior risks for relinquishment
Demographics of relinquished animals
Behavior and medical reasons for relinquishment
Risks factors for people that effect relinquishment
Shelter perception of those that relinquish and the impacts
Behavioral interventions and resources
Other interventions to decrease relinquishment to keep pets in homes
Appendix 3.1
Appendix 3.2
First, rule out medical problems for house soiling
Next, consider reasons for house soiling in dogs
Tips for successful house-training plan
Solutions for house soiling due to a surface preference
Solutions for house soiling due to fear of going outside
Solutions for house soiling related to bad weather
Solutions for anxiety-induced house soiling
House soiling in cats
Why do some cats eliminate outside the litter box?
Urine marking
Medical problems that can cause inappropriate elimination
Resolving a litter-box problem
What to do if your cat eliminates outside the litter box
If your cat has developed a surface or location preference
If your cat has developed a litter preference or aversion
If your cat is unable to use her litter box
Solutions for negative litter-box association.
Changing the way your cat responds
Solutions for household stress
Solutions for multi-cat household conflict
Medications
Avoid
References
Chapter 4 The relationship between physiology and behavior in dogs and cats
General concepts of the relationship between medical and behavioral issues
Recognizing the behavior of the sick animal
The role of stress
The behavior of pain
Neuropathic pain
Common medical conditions resulting in behavioral signs
Medical conditions that have breed tendencies and their associated behavior changes
Behavior and/or medical conditions seen in intact versus altered animals
Side effects of commonly used medications
Therapeutics and research supporting them (management, drug therapy, devices, equipment) for animal support and Quality of Life (QOL)
Conclusion
References
Recommended Reading
Chapter 5 Behavioral ecology of free-roaming/community cats
Introduction
Definitions
Cat behavior and how problems arise
Cats and wildlife
Free-roaming cat population control
Animal shelters and free-roaming cats
Human behavior and cats
Conclusions
References
Section 2: Dogs in the shelter
Chapter 6 Intake and assessment
Introduction
Behavioral information obtained during admission procedures
Reasons for doing behavioral evaluations
Types of behavioral assessments
Conclusion
References
Chapter 7 Housing, husbandry, and behavior of dogs in animal shelters
Introduction
Admission to the animal shelter
General housing considerations
Behavior and sensory factors to consider for dog housing
Types of primary enclosures
Communal or group housing
Exercise areas
Nutritional considerations
Sanitation considerations
Housing during disasters
Special cases
Conclusions
References
Chapter 8 Canine enrichment.
Introduction
Defining enrichment
Summary and conclusions
References
Chapter 9 Training and behavior modification for the shelter
Structured training programs
Behavior modification programs within the general shelter environment
Success of behavior modification in shelters
Dedicated behavior rehabilitation facilities
Conclusions
References
Section 3: Cats in the shelter
Chapter 10 Feline intake and assessment
Introduction
Relinquishment
The intake process
Stress
Evaluating feline behavior in the animal shelter
Conclusion
References
Chapter 11 Feline housing
Thinking outside the box
Connecting feline housing, behavioral needs, health, and outcomes
How many housing units do you need?
Fundamentals of the primary enclosure
Stress-mitigating strategies for feline shelter housing
Considerations for rooms that hold enclosures
Appearances
Special considerations for group housing
Special considerations for unsocialized cats
Checklist of considerations for feline housing
Acknowledgement
References
Chapter 12 Environmental and behavioral enrichment for cats
Introduction
The value of a feline enrichment program
Using enrichment to maintain quality of life
Meeting the needs of individual cats
Enrichment categories
Enrichment is critical for infants and juveniles
Prioritizing other recipients of enrichment
Removing obstacles to enrichment
Assessing efficacy of enrichment
Conclusions
References
Chapter 13 Training and behavior modification for shelter cats
Introduction
Stress and fear
Behavior modification for stress and fear
Behavior modification for kittens
Choice and control
Learning, training, and behavior modification
The marker-clicker training
The cue
Reinforcement schedules
Motivation.
Approach training
Target training
Training to promote adoption
Station training
Trick training
Leash walking
Behavior modification: systematic desensitization and counterconditioning
Volunteer programs
Behavior pharmacotherapy
Conclusions
Additional resources
Videos
References
Section 4: From shelter to homes
Chapter 14 The adoption process: The interface with the human animal
History of the adoption process
Adopter behaviors, motivations, and expectations
Learning versus education
Adoption program structure
Conclusions
References
Chapter 15 Safety nets and support for pets at risk of entering the sheltering system
Traditional safety net programs
Other interventions at the time of relinquishment
Outreach for intake prevention
Conclusions
References
Chapter 16 Adopter support: Using postadoption programs to maximize adoption success
Notes on terminology
References
Chapter 17 Lost and found
Introduction
Methods owners use to search for lost pets
Tagging
Microchipping
Strategies for RTO programs for shelters
Conclusions
References
Appendix 1: Canine body language
a: Neutral relaxed
b: Arousal
c: Offensive aggression
d: Crouch
e: Roll over
f: Defensive aggression
g: Maternal aggression
h: Play solicitation
i: Greeting behavior
j: Initial greeting
Appendix 2: Feline body language
a: The confident cat
b: The confident cat: at ease
c: Distance-reducing behaviors
d: Distance-increasing behaviors
e: The anxious cat
f: Defensive aggression
g: The predator
h: The groomer
Appendix 3: Five freedoms for animal welfare
Index
EULA.
Notes:
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Contributor:
Mohan-Gibbons, Heather.
Zawistowski, Stephen.
Other format:
Print version: Weiss, Emily Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff
ISBN:
9781118922835
9781118711118
OCLC:
905600053