CEU Event: Psychopharmacology: Understanding the Medications the Veterinarian Prescribes, Including Legal and E

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 0.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

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There are no psychoactive medications that are FDA approved for the treatment of any behavioral problems in cats. Nevertheless, psychoactive medications can often be useful and even essential to the treatment of behavior problems, especially those originating from anxiety and fear. The law that defines how and why a veterinarian may prescribe psychoactive medications for cats will be reviewed, along with the ethical standards for statements regarding drug use by both veterinarians and non-veterinary behaviorists. It is important for both the owner and a behaviorist working with a family that has a cat with a behavior problem to understand the major effects and potential side effects of these medications. The major classes of psychoactive medications that are used in cats, and the most common side-effects, which need to be reported to the veterinarian in charge of the case, will be reviewed.

Sponsor:International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Speaker(s):Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVB

Contact: International Association of A
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