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Treat or euthanize: helping owners make critical decisions regarding pets with behavior problems

By L. I. Haug

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Abstract

This article describes the environmental and the animal's own factors that influence the development of behaviour problems and aggression and also considers the owners' perceptions, emotions and finances to help them decide on a treatment programme before considering euthanasia.

Date 2011
Publication Title Veterinary Medicine
Volume 106
Issue 11
Pages 564-569
ISBN/ISSN 8750-7943
Language English
Author Address Texas Veterinary Behavior Services, 2627 Cordes Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77479, USA.
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  1. Abnormal behavior
  2. Aggression
  3. Animal behavior
  4. Animal diseases
  5. Animal rights
  6. Animal welfare
  7. Attitudes
  8. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  9. Bites and stings
  10. Carnivores
  11. Cats
  12. Choice
  13. Clinical aspects
  14. Costs
  15. Decision making
  16. Deviant behavior
  17. Dogs
  18. Emotions
  19. Environment
  20. Euthanasia
  21. Genetic factors
  22. Human-animal relationships
  23. Mammals
  24. misbehavior
  25. Pet ownership
  26. Pets and companion animals
  27. Pharmacology & Pharmacy
  28. Prognosis
  29. Relationships
  30. risk factors
  31. Social psychology and social anthropology
  32. therapeutics
  33. therapy
  34. Veterinary economics