Animals can develop behavioral disorders that are not caused by neurological disease but that are caused by external factors that induce stress. Behavioral changes are also a common sign of neurological disease and include a loss of house training in an older animal, a change in temperament such as an aggressive animal becoming unusually affectionate or vice versa and changes in behavior such as failure to recognize an owner.
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