Canine anxieties and phobias: an update on separation anxiety and noise aversions

Sherman, Barbara L. and Mills, Daniel S. (2008) Canine anxieties and phobias: an update on separation anxiety and noise aversions. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice, 38 (5). pp. 1081-1106. ISSN 0195-5616

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Companion dogs commonly experience states of anxiety, fears, and phobias. Separation anxiety and noise aversions, as discussed in this article, are especially prevalent. Veterinarians are encouraged to recognize and treat such conditions on first presentation to address welfare issues and optimize successful management. New data suggest new treatment modalities, including behavioral management, pharmacotherapy, and species-specific pheromone use. Failure to treat can result in disruption of the human-animal bond and subsequent abandonment, relinquishment, or even euthanasia of the affected dog. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Keywords:acepromazine, alprazolam, amitriptyline, benzodiazepine derivative, buspirone, citalopram, clomicalm, clomipramine, clorazepate, clorazepate dipotassium, diazepam, fluoxetine, lorazepam, paroxetine, phenobarbital, phenothiazine derivative, pheromone derivative, placebo, propranolol, reconcile, selegiline, serotonin uptake inhibitor, sertraline, trazodone, tricyclic antidepressant agent, acoustic stress, adjuvant therapy, animal behavior, animal disease, animal housing, animal welfare, aversion, behavior modification, clinical feature, dog, drug absorption, drug contraindication, drug dose reduction, drug dose titration, drug indication, drug megadose, drug metabolism, environmental management, low drug dose, medical assessment, noise pollution, nonhuman, phobia, prognosis, review, risk factor, separation anxiety, Animals, Anxiety, Separation, Behavior, Animal, Bonding, Human-Pet, Dogs, Fear, Humans, Noise, Animalia, Canis familiaris
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D300 Animal Science
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
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