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#29 – Fear Aggressive Dogs in the Veterinary Clinic

Make it Simple & Easy for Everybody Dormosedan: Owner-administered oral transmucosal (OTM) sedation There are a few dogs who will bite anybody, including their owners. But the great majority of those who direct their aggression toward the veterinary clinic staff are frightened and defensive/reactive. They would readily bite us but they are fine with their…

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#28-Fireworks Fear – Comfort Scared Pets with Good Management

#28 Fireworks Fear – Comfort Scared Pets with Good Management Jeff Nichol, DVM Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe I invite you to peruse and use any of the information from this and past nmvetlist missives. You will find the entire archive on the For Veterinarians page of my…

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#27 Gabapentin-The Underappreciated Anxiolytic

#27 Gabapentin-The Underappreciated Anxiolytic I invite you to peruse and use any of the information from this and past nmvetlist missives. You will find the entire archive on the For Veterinarians page of my website, drjeffnichol.com/ Historically, gabapentin has been valuable for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct in many other analgesia protocols. It can…

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#26-Canine Separation Anxiety

5-3-17 NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #26 Canine Separation Anxiety I invite you to peruse and use any of the information from this and past nmvetlist missives. You will find the entire archive on the For Veterinarians page of my website, drjeffnichol.com/ Jeff, I have a patient, Noah, who is an 8yr neutered toy poodle.…

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#25-Dog Panicked in Crate during Air Travel

Jeff, or anyone, I’m looking for suggestions. It’s the perfect combination: Clients who divide their time between New Mexico & Alaska, and a Border Collie who thinks too much. Zylkene for a week before the flight and 2mg alprazolam (~45 lb. dog) on the morning of, hasn’t had much effect. He’s miserable & destroys the…

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#24-Infectious Disease in Puppy Socialization Classes

3.6.17 NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #24 Infectious Disease in Puppy Socialization Classes When it comes to exposing puppies to others of their ilk there’s a bit of angst and downright fear in pet parent land. Here is a bit of research that should help un-muddy the waters. Behavior problems are much more than an…

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#22-Highly Stressed Hospitalized Patients

10.13.16 NMVMA listserve Behavior Tip #22 Highly Stressed Hospitalized Patients Jeff Nichol, DVM Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Highly Stressed Hospitalized Patients Pets in our hospitals can experience such intense and unrelenting fear that they may fail to eat, eliminate, or recover. There are no treatments that make…

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#21-A case of aggression between familiar dogs

1.21.17 NMVMA listserve Behavior Tip #21 A case of aggression between familiar dogs Jeff Nichol, DVM Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe A case of aggression between familiar dogs Dear colleagues- The following is a question from a colleague that may be valuable to others because it involves a…

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#20-Cat Owner-Directed Aggression

1.28.16 NMVMA listserve Behavior Tip #20 Cat with Owner-Directed Aggression Jeff Nichol, DVM Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Cat with Owner-Directed Aggression This is a question I received from one of our colleagues. Aggression is a pretty common, and a potentially dangerous, behavior complaint from cat owners. This…

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