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Author: Hagar Hauser
Signalment

The patient was a 3-year-old 7.6-kg neutered male domestic shorthair cat.

History

The cat entered a shelter as a stray and was then adopted by his owners 1 year prior to presentation. It was adopted with an 8-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat. They were both indoor cats with supervised access to an enclosed deck. Since adoption, the patient had urinated outside of litter boxes about 90% of the time. It occurred only in the basement and on various surfaces, including the concrete floor, a utility sink, a paint tray, training pads, and clothing. It squatted while urinating, urinated

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Author: M. Leanne Lilly
Statement of the Problem

A cat was evaluated because of urination outside the litter box and altercations with another cat living in the same household.

Signalment

The patient was a 7-year-old 4.4-kg (9.7-lb) spayed female domestic shorthair cat.

History

The patient (cat 1) was found at approximately 1 month of age inside the engine compartment of a car and was adopted into a household with 5 people (2 adults and 3 children) and a 2-year-old spayed female cat (cat 2). There were two 2-layered slot systema litter boxes (one in the kitchen and the other in an upstairs

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Statement of the Problem

A cat was evaluated at a small animal behavior service for staring at, chasing, and biting another cat in the same household and periuria for > 1 year.

Signalment

The patient was a 6-year-old 4.9-kg (10.8-lb) neutered male domestic shorthair cat.

History

The patient (cat 1) was adopted from a pet rescue agency at 16 weeks of age and was neutered at that time; it resided with a couple and 3 other adult male cats in a 2-story house with a basement. All cats stayed indoors with free run of the house and were fed together.

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Statement of the Problem

A service dog was evaluated because of a sudden refusal to enter certain public venues while working; a history of attempts to escape followed by barking, panting, trembling, and pacing when left at home; and a history of attempts to escape, panting, and hiding during thunderstorms or at the sound of distant gunshots.

Signalment

The patient was a healthy 44.5-kg (97.9-lb) neutered male Golden Retriever service dog approximately 5 years of age.

History

The dog had been obtained from a breeder at 9 weeks of age with the intent that it would be trained as a

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Statement of the Problem

A cat was evaluated for defecating on the owner's bed, vocalization, excessive self-grooming, unwillingness to eat in the owner's absence, and constantly following the owner around the house (ie, shadowing).

Signalment

The patient was an approximately 10-year-old 4.4-kg (9.7-lb) neutered male domestic shorthair cat of red tabby coat color.

History

The cat had been adopted at approximately 1 year of age from a shelter. The owner and the cat had moved a total of 10 times during the 9 years since the adoption. Owing to these frequent moves, they had lived in a variety of home

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Statement of the Problem

A dog was evaluated for growling at, snapping at, and biting its owner, groomer, and veterinarian.

Signalment

The patient was a 3.5-year-old 22-kg (48.4-lb) spayed female English Springer Spaniel.

History

The dog was acquired at 9 weeks of age from a breeder. The household included the female owner and her elderly mother who used a wheelchair. At 6 months of age, the dog started to show signs of fear of unfamiliar people or dogs. The owner reported that the dog retreated behind her when unfamiliar people or dogs approached. At 30 months of age, the dog

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Statement of the Problem

A dog was evaluated at the behavior service of a veterinary teaching hospital because of lunging, charging, biting, and snapping at visitors in the home and yard.

Signalment

The patient was an otherwise healthy approximately 2-year-old 25.8-kg (57.8-lb) neutered male Labrador Retriever mix.

History

The dog had been acquired by its female owner at approximately 9 months of age from a local shelter. Prior to adoption, the dog and a littermate had been surrendered to the shelter after being found in a closet during a house fire. The dam and a second littermate died in the

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Statement of the Problem

A dog was evaluated for tail chasing and tail biting of 3 months' duration. The behavior began acutely and resulted in traumatic dermatitis but persisted after resolution of the dermatitis.

Signalment

The patient was a 2.5-year-old spayed female Lakeland Terrier that weighed 7.3 kg (16 lb).

History

Three months prior to the consultation, the patient had acutely begun to chase its tail while being cared for by a pet sitter when the owner was out of town. The caregiver reported that the dog appeared to have been bitten on the tail by an unseen insect, causing

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Statement of the Problem

A dog was evaluated for a 5-year history of extensive grabbing and tugging at people's clothing; the behavior had recently intensified, and the dog had begun mounting household objects.

Signalment

The patient was a 7-year-old 20.1 kg (44.4-lb) neutered male English Springer Spaniel.

History

The patient resided with 2 owners and 1 other dog (a 5-year-old neutered male Labrador Retriever) in an apartment with a garden. The dog had been adopted at 20 months of age and, very shortly after adoption, began to take or steal various objects and guard the items with aggressive behavior (eg,

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Statement of the Problem

A dog was evaluated because of pacing, panting, trembling, escape attempts, attention seeking, and whining triggered by storms, as well as trembling and panting in response to gunfire and fireworks. Previously prescribed anxiolytic medications were ineffective or were associated with adverse effects.

Signalment

The patient was a 10-year-old 18.9-kg (41.6-lb) neutered male Border Collie.

History

The patient was adopted from a rescue group at 6 years of age. The owners had noticed that the dog would startle, then pant and tremble for approximately 5 minutes when gunfire was heard from the nearby woods. Upon inquiry, the

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