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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff by Emily Weiss, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Stephen Zawistowski

By Emily Weiss, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Stephen Zawistowski

Animal habit for guard Veterinarians and Staff provides and evaluates the on hand learn and courses that tackle either animal and human behaviors linked to the consumption, administration and rehoming of puppy and cats.

  • Introductions to puppy and cat habit correct to any animal professional
  • Reviews behavioral purposes for the relinquishment of canines and cats
  • Describes consumption and review protocol, look after layout, education and enrichment courses that decrease rigidity and improve behavioral well-being
  • Concepts to enhance the adoption procedure and help the human-animal bond post-adoption

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Some describe a benefit in the perceived “elimination or reduction of highly objectionable behaviors, including scent marking, spraying, fighting, and roaming,” with an added benefit of early surgery that it is easier and less expensive for the surgeon than late surgery (Bushby & Griffin 2011). By contrast, others note that the evidence of these behavioral changes is also equivocal; in particular, aggression, while influenced by gonadal hormones, may not diminish in neutered dogs. Most dog bites come from males, and the majority of these from unneutered males (Lockwood 1996), and there is a correlation between sterilization and a decrease of typically “male” behaviors (Kustritz 2007).

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