Behavior Talk 037: Alice Villalobos

Behavior Talk show

Summary: Dr. Alice Vilalobos is a veterinarian, author, and the immediate Past President of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians. She's also the author of "Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human Animal Bond." We talked about her book at the North American Veterinary Conference, where she introduced me to the concept of Pawspice -- comprehensive end of life care for animals. She also talked about her HHHMM Quality of Life Scale, with the acronym standing for Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Happiness, Mobility, and More good days than bad. We also talked about emotions and attachment in older pets, and some of the special behavior issues that can be found in animals toward the end of life.