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11
May

Separation Anxiety
"Please don't leave me alone"

presented by
Dr F Hurly

Separation anxiety is a distressing behaviour problem with serious consequences for the owner as well as the pet. Dogs suffering from this disorder exhibit exaggerated signs of anxiety when they do not have access to family members. Dogs are a social species. It is this underlying drive to be with members of the established social group that provides the foundation for the development of hyper-attachment problems. This talk will look at the development of the behaviour, the signs of separation anxiety, how it is diagnosed, treatment options as well as prognosis.

DATE:  Thursday 11 May 2017
VENUE:    Fourways Veterinary Hospital:
Cnr. Witkoppen Road & The Straight. Pineslopes, Fourways Parking area is by the palisade fence as one enters FVH.
TIME:    19:00 for 19:30
COST:    R85 for ABC members
R120 for non-members
R150 FOR CASH PAYMENTS ON THE EVENING ON ENTRANCE
 

Bernice Boshoff-Viljoen - bbsmile4me@gmail.com (07 4291 5502) Tea, coffee and snacks will be served.

(To qualify for the reduced rate become a member of the ABC, click here for details) 

BANK DETAILS for EFT: ABC of SA; Standard Bank;  Fourways Crossing; Account No. : 42 669 167 9;  Branch Code: 00 99 53 PLEASE USE YOUR NAME AND TALK AS REFERENCE

About Dr Frederique Hurly

As a student Frederique already showed a keen interest in behaviour. After qualifying as a veterinarian she completed several courses in veterinary behaviour offered in South Africa. Realising that there was much more information out there, she completed the Behaviour medicine course offered by the Sydney University. In 2013 she became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Behaviour Chapter, the first South African to obtain this qualification. . She owns the BehaviVet Veterinary Clinic which offers medical and surgical treatments as well as behaviour consultations. She is also co-owner of the Ethology Academy. She regularly does radio shows and has appeared in numerous TV shows. She has spoken at several veterinary conferences, locally as well as abroad. She lives on a small holding with her husband, two children and four dogs.


 
 
 
 

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