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Meredith E. Stepita William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.

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  • 1. Neilson JC. House soiling by cats. In: Horwitz DF, Mills DS, eds. BSAVA manual of canine and feline behavioural medicine. 2nd ed. Gloucester, England: British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 2009; 117126.

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  • 2. Landsberg G, Hunthausen W, Ackerman L. Feline housesoiling. In: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. Edinburgh: Saunders, 2003; 365384.

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  • 3. MacDonald DW, Apps PJ, Carr GM, et al. Social dynamics, nursing coalitions and infanticide among farm cats, Felis catus. Ethology 1987;(suppl 28):164.

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  • 4. Beaver B. Feline communicative behavior. In: Feline behavior: a guide for veterinarians. St Louis: Saunders, 2003; 101126.

  • 5. Buffington CA, Chew DJ, Kendall MS, et al. Clinical evaluation of cats with nonobstructive urinary tract diseases. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1997; 210: 4650.

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  • 6. Sung W, Crowell-Davis SL. Elimination behavior patterns of domestic cats (Felis catus) with and without elimination behavior problems. Am J Vet Res 2006; 67: 15001504.

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  • 7. Horwitz DF. Behavioral and environmental factors associated with elimination behavior problems in cats: a retrospective study. Appl Anim Behav Sci 1997; 52: 129137.

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  • 8. Crowell-Davis SL, Barry K, Wolfe R. Social behavior and aggressive problems of cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 1997; 27: 549568.

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  • 9. Landsberg G, Hunthausen W, Ackerman L. Feline aggression. In: Handbook of behavior problems of the dog and cat. Edinburgh: Saunders, 2003; 427453.

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  • 10. Horwitz DF. Fractious and fighting felines, in Proceedings. 80th West Vet Conf 2008; 4347.

  • 11. Borchelt PL, Voith VL. Aggressive behavior in cats. In: Voith VL, Borchelt PL, eds. Readings in companion animal behavior. Trenton, NJ: Veterinary Learning Systems, 1996; 208216.

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  • 12. Neilson JC. Feline house soiling: elimination and marking behaviors. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2003; 33: 287301.

  • 13. Buffington CA, Westropp JL, Chew DJ, et al. Clinical evaluation of multimodal environmental modification (MEMO) in the management of cats with idiopathic cystitis. J Feline Med Surg 2006; 8: 261268.

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  • 14. Heath S. Aggression in cats. In: Horwitz DF, Mills DS, eds. BSAVA manual of canine and feline behavioural medicine. 2nd ed. Gloucester, England: British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 2009; 223244.

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  • 15. Pryor PA, Hart BL, Bain MJ, et al. Causes of urine marking in cats and effects of environmental management on frequency of marking. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001; 219: 17091713.

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  • 16. Melese P. Detecting and neutralizing odor sources in dog and cat elimination problems. Appl Anim Behav Sci 1994; 39: 188189.

  • 17. Frank DF, Erb HN, Houpt KA. Urine spraying in cats: presence of concurrent disease and effects of a pheromone treatment. Appl Anim Behav Sci 1999; 61: 263272.

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  • 18. Mills DS, Mills CB. Evaluation of a novel method for delivering a synthetic analogue of feline facial pheromone to control urine spraying by cats. Vet Rec 2001; 149: 197199.

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  • 19. Frank D, Beauchamp G, Palestrini C. Systematic review of the use of pheromones for treatment of undesirable behavior in cats and dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010; 236: 13081316.

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  • 20. Hart BL, Cliff KD, Tynes VV, et al. Control of urine marking by use of long-term treatment with fluoxetine or clomipramine in cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005; 226: 378382.

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  • 21. Pryor PA, Hart BL, Cliff KD, et al. Effects of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor on urine spraying behavior in cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001; 219: 15571561.

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  • 22. Stahl SM. Antidepressants. In: Essential psychopharmacology. 3rd ed. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2008; 511666.

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  • 23. Crowell-Davis SL, Murray T. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. In: Veterinary psychopharmacology. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing, 2006; 80110.

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