Medications commonly used to treat behavioral conditions in dogs and cats.
Common behavioral problems include aggression, elimination disorders, separation anxiety, noise phobia and cat-to-cat aggression.
All veterinary personnel should be able to use standardized behavior assessment tools and provide general guidance on managing canine and feline behavioral problems.
One study reported that 106 out of 135 canine patients (78.5%) were fearful on the examination table.
Veterinarians who understand that the examination experience can be stressful for their patients and who instead emphasize low-stress handling will increase their credibility with clients.
Items are suitable for creating a less stressful hospital environment for canine patients.
Anxiolytic medications or sedatives can make veterinary visits less stressful for canine and feline patients.
Companion animal practices that develop behavior management as a core competency have taken an important step toward ensuring that their patients maintain a safe, happy relationship with their owners and live in a low-stress environment.
AAHA behavior management guidelines conclusion.