human family members, people who interact with pet on regular basis, and pet.
Describe the opening stage of the interview?
introduction, presenting complaint discussed, signalment, medical and vxn history, pet and family daily routine
Describe the exploration stage of the interview?
determin the nature of the problem
Describe the closing stage of the interview?
cover the diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and prognosis
What process is useful in elimination of innate fears or anxieties by repeated presentation of a stimulus without aversive consquences.
What is it called when we may wish to establish a new appetitive emotional or "internal feeling" response by counter-conditioning a rewarding stimulus such as food, to a physical stimulus, such as sight of children?
What is it called when one can establish new responses by reinforcing desireable behaviors. Clicker training is a form of this, where bridging stimulus is used to deliver the reward immediately after the desired response?
What technique is useful in adult dogs in treating aversive emotional reactions associated with innate and acquired anxieties and fears. Commonly used in treating seperation anxiety.
What involves presentation of a gradient of increasing intensity of the stimulus. The stimulus eventually loses its ability to produce an adverse emotional reaction.
What is used to supplement systematic desensitization in replacing an aversive emotional response (fear or anxiety) with a positive (or appetitive) emotional response that is incompatible with the aversive state?
What is defined as the application of an aversive stimulus or removal of a rewarding (reinforcing) stimulus (stimuli)?
What type of punishment includes hitting, grabbing by scruff of neck or yelling, it is sometimes effective in punishing specific acts of misbehavior when the animal is caught in the act?
What involves temporarily abandoning or socially isolating the animal. A bridging stimulus, such as a duck call, can be used to precede the social withdrawl. the bridging stimulus is sounded immediately after the misbehavior.
What are treatment guidelines for inappropriate urination in cats?
household hygiene, perform a litter and litter box preference test, eliminate aversive aspects, increase appeal and accessibility of litter box or outdoor area, clean soiled areas, confinement
What are treatment guidelines for urine marking (spraying) in cats?
castrate males, behavioral management, make previously marked areas aversive, reduce predisposing factors, axiolytic drugs.
What type of aggession in cats is typically displayed to new cats introduced into the home, as the resident cat tries to drive away the intruder. the new cat may become aggressive in return?
How does territorial aggression differ from fear-related aggression?
the cat does not avoid encounters and uses aggression when that coping mechanism fails.
What type of aggression may the cat show typical signs of defensive-aggression, including the halloween cat posture, or a crouched position with flattened ears and dilated eyes?
What refers to a cat that has, and is in aggressive state, from having been in a fight with another cat or having seen another cat in an antagonistic context. The aggression is then directed to a person that touches or closely approaches it?
What is the most common behavior problem of dogs, comprising of about 70% of canine cases presented to behavior clinics?