Tawzer Dog | Medical Causes of Behavior Problems

Medical Causes of Behavior Problems

Video Description:

Dr. Dodman firmly believes that trainers and veterinarians, alike, need to be aware of the possible role of medical conditions in generating what appear to be purely behavioral problems.  In particular, he’ll discuss what is and is not known about the all-to-common state of borderline hypothyroidism and its role in generating aggression, anxiety, and possibly even compulsive disorders.  Various types of partial seizure disorder will be described also including how these problems can contribute to a rage-like state of aggression, fly-snapping, indiscriminate eating of inedible objects and even extreme and irrational fear.  Canine cognitive dysfunction (canine Alzheimer’s) will also be discussed, including how the diagnosis is made, what other diagnoses can be confused with it and how to manage it.  Nocturnal separation anxiety occurring in older dogs will also be described as an entity and one in which must be recognized by all.  Other known conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, liver problems, and kidney/bladder problems will also be mentioned. This video is ideal for Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Behaviorists, Animal Trainers, Owners and Hobbyists.


A PetDocs Presentation 

Presentation by: Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

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Presenter Bio:

Dr. Dodman, founder and Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University, appears regularly on radio and television including: 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel, NOVA and Animal Planet. In addition, Dr. Dodman is a columnist for the American Kennel Club’s quarterly publication, AKC Family Dog.  Dr. Dodman has also authored 9 books including “The Dog Who Loved Too Much”, “Dogs Behaving Badly” and “The Cat Who Cried for Help”.

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This video qualifies for 0.5 trainer CEUs and 0.75 behavior consultant CEUs