Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses
Canine and feline behavior for veterinary technicians and nurses
2nd ed, 487 pages, 100 ill., John Wiley & Sons, June 2023
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This fully revised second edition of Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses presents a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for veterinary technicians and nurses seeking to understand their patients on a deeper level, implement preventive behavior medicine, and assist veterinarians with behavioral interventions. The book provides a grounding in the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of dogs and cats, and offers an invaluable daily reference for daily interactions with patients and clients.
Along with brand-new coverage of Fear Free® veterinary visits, the authors have included discussions of animal behavior and development, communication, behavior modification, problem prevention, and behavior solutions. A companion website offers more than 50 video tutorials, multiple choice questions, PowerPoint slides, and appendices. This Second Edition also provides:
  • A thorough introduction to the role of veterinary technicians in animal behavior
  • Comprehensive explorations of canine and feline behavior and development
  • Discussion of the complexities and richness of the human-animal bond
  • Details on implementing emotionally protective practices into the veterinary and husbandry care
  • Practical strategies for learning and behavior modification, problem prevention, behavior solutions, and communication and connection amongst the animal behavior team
Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is an essential reference for veterinary technicians and nurses, and will also benefit veterinary technology and nursing students seeking comprehensive information about an increasingly relevant topic.

Contributors xv
Preface xviii
Acknowledgments xix
About the companion website xx
1 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Animal Behavior 1
Kenneth M. Martin and Debbie Martin
2 Canine Behavior and Development 34
Lisa Radosta
3 Feline Behavior and Development 59
Debbie Martin
4 The Human–Animal Bond – A Brief Look at Its Richness and Complexities 88
Julie K. Shaw and Sarah Lahrman
5 Communication and Connecting the Animal Behavior Team 106
Julie K. Shaw and Lindsey M. Fourez
6 Learning and Behavior Modification 137
Virginia L. Price
7 Problem Prevention 175
Debbie Martin
8 Husbandry and Veterinary Care 245
Debbie Martin and Rachel M. Lees
9 Specific Behavior Modification Techniques and Practical Applications for Behavior Disorders 275
Debbie Martin
10 Introductory Neurophysiology and Psychopharmacology 364
Kenneth M. Martin
Appendix Section 1: Forms and Questionnaires
Appendix 1 Canine behavior History Form Part 1 393
Appendix 2 Canine Behavior History Form Part 2 398
Appendix 3 Feline Behavior History Form Part 1 403
Appendix 4 Feline Behavior History Form Part 2 408
Appendix 5 Appendix 6 Trainer Assessment Form 413
Appendix 7 Determining Pet Owner Strain 415
Appendix 8 Canine Behavior Plan of Care 416
Appendix 9 Behavior Problem List 418
Appendix 10 Technician Observation 419
Appendix 11 Follow- up Communication Form 420
Appendix 12 Behavior Diary 422
Appendix 13 New Kitten (less than 3 months) Questionnaire 424
Appendix 14 New Puppy (less than 4 months) Questionnaire 426
Appendix 15 Juvenile Adolescent or Adult Cat (3 months to ~12 years) Questionnaire 428
Appendix 16 Juvenile Adolescent or Adult Dog (4 months to ~7 years) Questionnaire 430
Appendix 17 Senior or Geriatric cat (11+years) Questionnaire 432
Appendix 18 Senior or Geriatric Dog (~7+years) Questionnaire 434
Appendix 19 Pet Selection Counseling 436
Appendix 20 Canine Breeder Interview Questions 438
Appendix 21 Veterinary Hospital Scavenger Hunt CANINE 440
Appendix 22 Veterinary Hospital Scavenger Hunt Feline 443
Appendix Section 2: Training Exercises
Appendix 23 Acclimatizing a Pet to a Crate 447
Appendix 24 Elimination Training log 448
Appendix 25 Shaping Plan for Teaching a Dog to Ring a Bell to go Outside to Eliminate 449
Appendix 26 Preventive Handling and Restraint Exercises 450
Appendix 27 Preventive Food Bowl Exercises 452
Appendix 28 Teaching Tug 453
Appendix Section 3: Samples and Letters
Appendix 29 Canine Behavior Plan of Care Sample 457
Appendix 30 Sample Field Assessment 459
Appendix 31 Sample of a Pet Selection Report 463
Appendix 32 Dr. Andrew Luescher’s Letter Regarding Puppy Socialization 467
Appendix 33 Dr. R.K. Anderson’s Letter Regarding Puppy Socialization 469
Appendix 34 Sample Puppy Socialization Class Curriculum 471
Appendix 35 Sample Kitten Class Curriculum 473
Index 474

Debbie Martin,LVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), is the Animal Behavior Technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations, LLC, and an owner of TEAM Education in Animal Behavior, LLC, in Spicewood, Texas, USA.
Julie K. Shaw, RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior), is the owner of Julie Shaw Consulting in Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Item Code: INFER144
ISBN: 9781119765400
Weigth: 1100 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Veterinary technicians
VAT: VAT Exempt