College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Niwako Ogata

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Elanco Human Animal Bond Lecture: Human's Best Friend: The Reciprocal Relationship Between Human and Canine Health

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 5:30 pm | Stew Eliza Fowler Hall | Special Lecture | 1 CE available

It is known that pet dogs and their owners can reciprocally impact the health of one-another. It is thought that perceptions of pet attachment are related to owner health outcomes. In addition, increased physical activity, such as dog walking, can improve the physical and mental health of both dogs and their owners. This presentation will discuss dog walking research to date including human and canine impacts.

Creating a Harmonious Household: Maintaining a Peace Between Pet Dogs & Children

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 8:00 am | Stew 214 | Lecture | 1 CE available

Dog Bites cause not only physical injury but also destroy the human animal bond which leaves the family with lingering psychological pain. Most young children who are victims of dog bites are bitten by a familiar dog during everyday activities in the presence of parents or other caregivers. Veterinary professionals play a key role in educating clients to minimize the risk so that pet dogs and children can live together in the same household.

Creating a Harmonious Household: Providing a Peaceful House for Residents & New Cats

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 9:00 am | Stew 214 | Lecture | 1 CE available

Intercat aggression causes direct tension between cats living in the same household. The challenge of intercat aggression is the stress that is manifested by the compounding behavior problems such as house soiling or increased sickness in the cats. Veterinary professionals play a key role in educating clients regarding prevention and early intervention which can greatly reduce the negative impacts and prognosis of these cases.

Creating a Harmonious Household: Case Studies

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 10:30 am | Stew 214 | Lecture | 1 CE available

Case examples will be discussed in this lecture.

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