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It's possible to determine when a fearful aggressive behavior has become learned, but it doesn't really change how to treat the behavior. Generally, the treatment plan is to teach the dog a new association with the thing they are fearful and aggressive towards, whether that be through distance or breaking the behavior into pieces and pairing it with positive things. Transcript: "Hello. So to answer your question, is it possible to determine when a fearful aggressive behavior has become learned? And would you treat it differently? This is a really excellent question. Sometimes, we do know that a fearful or aggressive behavior has been learned because we are very aware of a traumatic incident or a situation, which started the incident. So for instance, if a dog had a traumatic experience with a person that entered the house like a break-in or some other event. Like that. We usually know that that has learned a fearful or aggressive behavior. Ultimately, for me, it doesn't particularly change how a treat the behavior because what's happening is that August sensing threat and fear and has an association with a set of objects or a particular situation that they find to be very stressful and they start to do a little bit less thinking and a little bit more feeling in their fight or flight response. So Mike It's generally to try my very best to teach that dog. A new association with the thing that they are fearful and aggressive towards. So I try to pair that thing at a distance where the dog doesn't show the fearful Behavior sometimes that can be several hundred feet, sometimes it can be breaking that behavior into tiny or pieces and then pairing it with positive things, like food toys, relaxation games, and things like that. So my treatment plan is generally the same, whether I know Oh, the cause of the behavior or not. I hope this answer was helpful to you and I wish you well with your fearful dog. Have a great day."
Most dogs will be on pain medication, anti-inflammatories, and possibly Gabapentin after surgery. They may also need antibiotics depending on the type of surgery and other circumstances. Transcript: "Will my dog be on medications after surgery? Well, it's kind of a complicated question because there's lots of different surgeries that necessitate different treatments afterwards depending on how painful they are, how risky they are for their infections and things like that. Most dogs are going to be on pain medication after surgery and that can be something short term like Tramadol or codeine or an opioid like buprenorphine. And then they may be on a long-term medication like Gabapentin. A lot of dogs will also be on anti-inflammatories and those can be non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. Drugs like Rim Adil carprofen or they might be on a steroid, like prednisone afterwards for the most part that's going to be the medications that they have to be on, but there's going to be extenuating circumstances. Sometimes dogs will be on antibiotics after surgery, but that's less common."
If your cat is frequently vomiting, it could be a sign of something serious. Take them to the vet and get them checked out with routine blood work and a urinalysis. Transcript: "Why a miter cat? Be vomiting. Wow, this is a loaded question, so there's a lot of possibilities now in younger cats, have an emergency veterinarian. So I automatically think about different viruses they can pick up with they get into something and there's a foreign body or an obstruction in the intestines as cats get a little older. I start to think about things internally that can cause vomiting. So kidney disease is really common in cats, and you'll see it occur later in life. And when they were later stage kidney disease, they will be nauseous and they will be vomiting. Things like intestinal cancer can cause vomiting. The big thing to remember is it is not normal for your cat to throw up frequently. Even if they scarf their food down, they should scarf it down and barf it up right away. Should not be something that they eat and they throw up later on or that they're throwing a vials aisle. So I definitely recommend if your cat is vomiting frequently, you go have routine, blood work and a urinalysis done to check them out and like make sure your vet assesses them and there's nothing serious going on. I hope that helps"
Calculating a dog's age in human years is mostly for relatability, so pet owners can understand their pets better emotionally and behaviorally. It doesn't really have any medical benefits. Transcript: "Is there any benefit to calculating a dog's age in human years? Or is it just so we can relate their longevity to our own? It's mostly for relatability. So like a lot of pet owners will think my cat, she's 12, she's old. I think know when your cat is 12, she's just in her early 60s, late 50s, early 60s. We don't give up on bodies at that age or ever really but like she's not old, she's midlife. So it's often just for that type of understanding. Young and relating for the human owners to understand where their bodies at. But also, it helps emotionally and behaviorally to understand too. So When a dog is age one and a half and I try to explain that it's like, he's a teenager to people that sometimes helps them understand their pets Behavior. So is there a medical benefit in doing that? Not really it's just helping the pet owner, understand their pets current issue in that stage of life."Ask Vet Christine
I started my own YouTube channel as a place to put videos of my dog before I became a certified trainer. Now, I'm transferring it over to a better spot so that I can have a more robust Channel in the future. Transcript: "The question is, what made you start your own YouTube channel? I'm kids Robinson. I'm a certified dog trainer and dog behavior consultant. Mostly I wanted a place to put videos of my dog originally. It was before I was a trainer and then it became a great place to put videos for clients. But I'm transferring it over to a better spot right now so I hope that they'll be a more robust Channel very soon."
I used to work in nonprofit organizations for many years before becoming a dog trainer. My focus as a dog trainer has always been on helping the humans understand their dogs better and appreciate their strengths and weaknesses. Transcript: "Before becoming a dog trainer. Almost 20 years ago, I had a series of management jobs in nonprofit organizations. And I've always been a people person. So, when I became a dog trainer, it became very evident to me that if we can't change the way the people behave, then we cannot change the way the dog behaves. So I've always focused on Trying to help the humans. See their dogs for what they really are and their motivations for what they really are and teach them to to really appreciate their dogs. Eccentricities. Sometimes as long as those eccentricities are not dangerous and so focusing on The Human Side has really allowed me to motivate Dog, Guardians to work with the dog that they have and come to enjoy them for their strengths and help them with their weaknesses."learn more about the human side of dog training