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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2003 Mar;33(2):253-67, vi.

Diagnosis and management of compulsive disorders in dogs and cats.

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Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1248 Lynn Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1248, USA.


This article discusses the presenting signs, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of compulsive disorder. Problems with the diagnosis and heterogeneity of the condition are discussed. Likely causes, development, and pathophysiology of the condition form the basis for the clinical approach to the treatment of the condition. Treatment includes environmental and management changes, behavioral modification, and drugs.

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