Formerly the Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat (G Landsberg, W Hunthausen, L Ackerman), the new edition of the definitive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems of the dog and cat has been extensively updated. It retains the highly practical approach that has proved so successful in previous editions, offering diagnostic guidelines, preventative advice, treatment guidelines and charts, case examples, client forms and handouts, and product and resource suggestions along with details on the use of drugs and natural supplements to help optimize the behavior services offered in practice. To add to these features, the third edition is now fully referenced, there is significant new content, the book as been written with the entire hospital team in mind, and many color images have been added. The new edition welcomes a wide international mix of new contributors from Australia, Spain, Mexico and the United States. A website link gives access to the handouts and forms previously found on disk.

As well as fulfilling its original purpose as a practical tool for the busy clinician, this edition offers valuable and useful support material for all those studying the field of companion animal behavior. Now in full color and using a revised format, Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat remains the most complete, up-to-date and practical resource for the treating and diagnosing canine and feline behavior problems.

Paperback: 472 pages,  Publisher: Saunders Ltd.; 3 edition (January 2013), Language: English, ISBN-10: 0702043354, ISBN-13: 978-0702043352, Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 2.3 x 27.6 cm

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Handbook of Behavior Problems of The Dog And Cat,  1st edition
by Gary Landsberg, DVM, Wayne Hunthausen, DVM and Lowell Ackerman, DVM  (1997).  Available in Spanish and Japanese.  out of print

CAT BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING:  Veterinary advice for owners  L. Ackerman DVM, G Landsberg DVM, W. Hunthausen, DVM (Eds.) 1996.  Cat Behavior and Training represents the experience and expertise of twenty veterinarians, behavioral specialists and consultants. Each of them offers sound, timely, and practical advice about the most common behavioral problems and topics. This book bridges the gap between understanding the causes of behavior problems, preventing them, and managing them once they’re evident.  Among the topics discussed are: feline behavior and social development, selecting the perfect family cat, rewards and punishments, preventing kitten problems, housesoiling, nutrition and behavior, scratching and destructive behavior, sexual and maternal behavior, introducing the new cat, aggression, compulsive and conflict-related problems and much more.

Dogs, Cats & Kids:  Learning to be safe with animals video (VHS and DVD) by Wayne Hunthausen, DVM and Don Manelli. (1996)  Topics in this award winning video for children (ages 4-10) include recognizing signs of dangerous behavior and situations, how to interact with family and friend’s pets, and how to be safe when approached by a stray animal. This video is an excellent aid for giving presentations to school groups.  (30 minute)

Silver medal winner at the 1997 New York International Film Festival. Gold medal award from the Cat Writers Association – 1997.  Endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States.  Top ten list of videos recommended by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, 1999. Featured on 20/20 and The Today Show.         To order click here

Heeding Warnings From Dangerous Dogs New York Times