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Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff
Behaviour of cats and dogs in shelters
  1. Jenny Stavisky

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Emily Weiss, Heather Mohan-Gibbons and Stephen Zawistowski 400 pages, paperback, £49.99. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015. ISBN 978 1 118 71111 8

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THIS new textbook begins with how dogs and cats experience the world and communicate their emotions, and then delves into applied topics including behavioural assessment, training, behaviour modification and environmental enrichment. The impossibility of completely separating physical and psychological health, along with the underlying neurophysiology, is explored. Problems such as inappropriate elimination, overgrooming and pica are covered, making the book a useful point of reference for several common presentations. Pharmacotherapy is also described …

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