206. “I Love Fireworks!” said No Dog Ever: How to Help Dogs with Noise Fears
Fear of sounds can be seen in many different forms at a general practice. From a 'hey doc' last minute question at the end of an exam, to an ER laceration repair caused when fleeing from a firecracker. This session will discuss how to determine severity in order to maximize success of the treatment plan; management and prevention for the win; practical behavior therapy for primary care providers; and how to create a robust supplement and psychopharmaceutical plan for situational use.
The Behavior Clinic | Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Dr. Feltes graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with her degree in veterinary medicine. Throughout her undergraduate schooling, master's program, and four years of vet school she always kept behavior in the forefront. As a student, she spent time with multiple veterinary behaviorists, honing her skills and developing the plan for The Behavior Clinic, which in 2007 opened as a mobile veterinary behavior service in Northeast Ohio. Today, the clinic is a 3,000-square-foot facility located in Olmsted Falls that services dog, cat, exotic pet, zoo, and equine patients. Dr. Feltes created a bite prevention program for the Olmsted Falls school system and won the 2018 R.K. Anderson Resident Research Award for her publication on aggression between housemate dogs. She gained her status as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2020. When not seeing patients, Dr. Feltes is an active soccer and pony club mom and enjoys sharing her passion for nature and all things animal with her family.