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Introduction: Anxiety in dogs, especially in relation to certain noises, is a common issue which can lead to clinically significant problems like noise phobias. While several scales have been used to assess sound sensitivity and reactivity, clinical monitoring has tended to depend on unvalidated...

Author(s)
Mills, D. S.; Mueller, H. W.; McPeake, K.; Engel, O.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2020, 6, April,
Abstract

Fear of loud noises is a common welfare problem in pet dogs. Commercial treatment vests have been tested on dogs to relieve noise phobia, and peripheral oxytocin has been suggested to be one of the stress-relieving mediators. The effect of vests has not, however, been tested in a controlled...

Author(s)
Pekkin, A. M.; Hänninen, L.; Tiira, K.; Koskela, A.; Pöytäkangas, M.; Lohi, H.; Valros, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 185, pp 86-94
Abstract

Noise reactivity and noise phobia are anxiety- and panic-related conditions in dogs that may affect up to 50% of dogs across their lifetime. Affected dogs show a range of signs of distress including trembling, freezing, panting, social withdrawal, pacing, salivating, and escape behaviors. Noise...

Author(s)
Scheifele, P. M.; Sonstrom, K. E.; Dunham, A. E.; Overall, K. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 16, pp 65-75
Abstract

Noise reactivity is a common problem for dogs and may progress to true phobia. Survey studies report that some type of noise reaction occurs in up to half of all pet dogs throughout their lifetimes, indicating that noise reactivity and/or phobia is a welfare issue. Familial aggregations of affected ...

Author(s)
Overall, K. L.; Dunham, A. E.; Juarbe-Diaz, S. V.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 16, pp 113-125
Abstract

Personality and anxiety disorders across species are affected by genetic and environmental factors. Shyness-boldness personality continuum exists across species, including the domestic dog, with a large within- and across-breed variation. Domestic dogs are also diagnosed for several anxiety-related ...

Author(s)
Tiira, K.; Lohi, H.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, 11, pp e0141907
Abstract

Background: Noise phobia is a common behavior problem in dogs for which there are limited treatment options. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of imepitoin in comparison to placebo for the control of anxiety and fear associated with noise phobia in dogs. Animals: Two hundred...

Author(s)
Engel, O.; Müller, H. W.; Klee, R.; Francke, B.; Mills, D. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2019, 33, 6, pp 2675-2684
Abstract

Noise phobias in dogs are becoming increasingly common, with around 80% of pets suffering from this condition. The increase in its prevalence has led to this study being undertaken looking into how owners are currently treating it. Data gathered by questionnaire were analysed to see if breed, age,...

Author(s)
Maddison, H. J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Veterinary Nursing Journal, 2016, 31, 6, pp 176-179
Abstract

Sound sensitivity is an adaptive survival technique, and any animal with normal aural function will be aware of, and alert to, sudden, loud or novel noises and in response to them, when possible, will initiate behaviour associated with avoidance. It is this author's opinion that when studies show...

Author(s)
Hargrave, C.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2016, 21, 10, pp 548-553
Abstract

Fear is an emotion needed to survive, but when prolonged and frequent, causes suffering in both humans and animals. The most common forms of canine anxiety are as follows: general fearfulness, noise sensitivity, and separation anxiety are responsible for a large proportion of behavioral problems....

Author(s)
Tiira, K.; Sulkama, S.; Lohi, H.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2016, 16, pp 36-44
Abstract

Recent studies of the ancient and indigenous dog breeds, while informing us about the origins of the domestic dog and the process of domestication, can also aid in understanding the behavior of modern-day dogs. Genetic signatures of indigenous American dog origins may be present on the Caribbean...

Author(s)
Grigg, E. K.; Nibblett, B. M.; Sacks, B. N.; Hack, R.; Serpell, J. A.; Hart, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2016, 178, pp 88-95

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