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#19-Balloon phobia-avoidance, trazodone, & Sileo

NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #19 Jeff Nichol, DVM Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Balloon phobia: avoidance, trazodone, & Sileo There are dogs who are mildly nervous during the Balloon Fiesta and others who are so overwhelmed with panic that they scan the sky from the doorway. Similar…

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#18-Setting Scared Pets Up for Success in the Veterinary Clinic

NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #18 June 9, 2016 Jeff Nichol, DVM – Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Setting Scared Pets Up for Success in the Veterinary Clinic Pet owners just hate it when their beloved dog or cat freaks out at the veterinary clinic. We can see…

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#17-Barrier Frustration

Vetlist Tip #17 Hi Dr. Nichol, I was wondering if you have a handout or general advice regarding barrier anxiety? I have a 2 year of pittbull cross dog that gets very excited, vocal and anxious when he hears dogs on the other side of the door of the owners house or in the exam…

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#16-Pre Exam Sedation-Anxiolysis for Fear-Aggressive Pets

NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #16 February 27, 2016 Jeff Nichol, DVM – Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Pre Exam Sedation/Anxiolysis for Fear-Aggressive Pets Some entrenched problems are that clinics and people vary in terms of their ability to understand and handle difficult patients, and that for lifelong…

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#14-Pain-Related Aggression

NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #14  Jeff Nichol, DVM – Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Pain-related aggression During my behavior residency it was drummed into my head that medical differentials come first. A review of the patient’s medical history, current lab results, and physical exam findings are essential…

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#13-Urinary Incontinence & Soiling

11-30-15 NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #13  Jeff Nichol, DVM – Veterinary Behavior Medicine Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Urinary Incontinence & Soiling I’m currently engaged in gathering information from owners of dogs afflicted with urethral sphincter hypotonus. Often called spay incontinence, it’s a problem all general practitioners encounter. These cases…

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#12-Separation Behavior

I have just adopted a Belgian Malinois approximately 1 year old from the animal shelter. We have only had her two days, but she is getting progressively destructive trying to get into the house when we put her in the yard.  She was only at the shelter about one week, and I spayed her on…

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#11-What do you recommend for repeat rock eaters

What do you recommend for repeat rock eaters? Gastrotomy number 3 today: Hi Zoe- This poor dog and his owners really do need a solution. Avoidance methods like a basket muzzle or blocking access to rocks make sense but it may be possible to identify and treat the underlying cause. While behavioral etiologies are responsible…

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#10-Behavior Management of FLUTD

6-18-15 NMVMA listserve Veterinary Behavior Tip #11  Jeff Nichol, DVM Behavior resident in private practice training Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Centers Albuquerque and Santa Fe Behavior Management of Feline Lower Urinary Disease Hills c/d Multicare Feline Urinary Stress & Feliway Multi Cat can help Treat FIC Cats with clinical signs of bladder disease have a…

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