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Dr. Dodman firmly believes that trainers and veterinarians, alike, need to be aware of the possible role of medical conditions in generating what appear to be purely behavioral problems. In particular, he'll discuss what is and is not known about the all-to-common state of borderline hypothyroidism and its role in generating aggression, anxiety, and possibly even compulsive disorders. Various types of partial seizure disorder will be described also including how these problems can contribute to a rage-like state of aggression, fly-snapping, indiscriminate eating of inedible objects and even extreme and irrational fear. Canine cognitive dysfunction (canine Alzheimer's) will also be discussed, including how the diagnosis is made, what other diagnoses can be confused with it and how to manage it. Nocturnal separation anxiety occurring in older dogs will also be described as an entity and one in which must be recognized by all. Other known conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, liver problems, and kidney/bladder problems will also be mentioned.
Sponsor:Tawzer Dog LLC
Speaker(s):**Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS