By Richard T. Goldstons DVM MS, Johnny D. Hoskins DVM PhD
A advisor to the best innovations for coping with canines and cats awarded with difficulties linked to the getting older technique and bought ailment. every one bankruptcy deals pointers on the actual exam of that physique process and gives quick-reference tables to lead the reader on analysis and remedy. moreover, the booklet discusses either universal and unusual issues, reviewing the reason, prevalence, scientific positive factors, analysis, and administration of every disorder.
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Extra resources for Geriatrics & Gerontology of the Dog and Cat
1 Of course, medical problems that cannot be entirely resolved, such as a decline in sensory function, may contribute to limitations in what can be achieved. Prevention by avoiding situations that trigger aggression may be the best option for some of these animals. Aggression in the older animal is often associated with anxiety, so drugs that reduce anxiety or improve serotonergic transmission may prove to be helpful (see Table 4-1). Head halters can provide control and safety and can enhance the owner’s ability to immediately and effectively communicate with the animal.
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Geriatrics & Gerontology of the Dog and Cat by Richard T. Goldstons DVM MS, Johnny D. Hoskins DVM PhD