Review article| Volume 33, ISSUE 2, P269-286, March 2003

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Differential diagnosis and management of human-directed aggression in cats

      Human-directed aggression in cats occurs for various reasons and is therefore managed differently depending on the clinical manifestations and causes. We suggest a medical model allowing a stepwise progression from signs to diagnoses and treatments. This approach not only analyzes the aggressive behaviors shown by the cat but correlates these aggressive patterns with all the signs presented by the cat without forgetting to consider the cat within an ecosystem that includes people, the physical environment, and, occasionally, other pets.
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