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Coprophagia and pica in a geriatric epileptic dog - case report

Sara Enrico

Abstract


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.



Keywords


coprophagia; pica; epilepsy; hepatic dysfunction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4454/db.v3i2.59

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