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Animal behaviour
Focus on behaviour
  1. Caroline Bower
  1. The Veterinary Hospital, Colwill Road, Estover, Plymouth, Devon PL6 8RP
  1. e-mail: carolinebower{at}

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I HAVE read with interest the recent correspondence on dog bite prevention and dog bite injury in practice (VR, February 8, 2014, vol 174, pp 151-152), and various articles highlighting cat and dog behaviour issues in Veterinary Record in recent months. I am delighted that our profession is moving towards an appreciation of why we must take behaviour problems and their prevention seriously.

This is because, first, there is little point attending to our patients’ physical health but ignoring …

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