Coprophagia and pica in a geriatric epileptic dog - case report
Keywords:coprophagia, pica, epilepsy, hepatic dysfunction
A geriatric dog treated for epilepsy since the age of 3 y.o. developed a marked allocoprophagic behavior and several episodes of pica. Multifactorial causes were taken into exam in the evaluation of the behavior: patient’s history, pharmacologic treatments and the consequent liver dysfunction, aged related problems and underlying motivation.
A protocol of behavioral modification, essentially based on counterconditioning model, was put in place for reduce the behavior and the related health risks.