<< Human-Animal Bond - Insights for Veterinary and Pet Care Professionals:

Emma K. Grigg, MA, PhD, CAAB


Behavior problems in companion animals are among the primary reasons for relinquishment of pets to shelters and they commonly lead to euthanasia of pets. It has been suggested that euthanasia for behavior problems occurs more commonly than for all medical reasons combined, and that behavior problems are the leading killer of pets.

In this segment - Part 1 of a 2-part series - Emma K. Grigg, MA, PhD, CAAB discusses the stresses of living with a pet with severe behavior problems and the consequences for the humans in their life and the animal itself. Discussion includes the emotional impact that the decision for euthanasia has on an individual, the possible affect on their grieving process, and resources including case studies and recommended reading.

Running time: 16 min

Approved for 0.25 hrs CE credit for veterinarians and technicians by the AAVSB RACE program, NY State and the NJVMA. The method of delivery is online and non-interactive. Be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories &/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of CE.

Approved for CEU credit for behavior consultants by CCPDT