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Separation anxiety is a common behavior disorder, but our understanding of its etiology and underlying neurochemical mechanisms remains limited. The purpose of this study was to compare serum brainderived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in dogs with and without separation anxiety. BDNF, one of...

Author(s)
Moesta, A.; Kim Gahee; Wilson-Frank, C. R.; Weng HsinYi; Ogata, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2020, 35, pp 14-18
Abstract

Behaviour problems and anxieties in dogs decrease their quality of life and may lead to relinquishment or euthanasia. Considering the large number of pet dogs and the commonness of these problematic behaviours, a better understanding of the epidemiology and related molecular and environmental...

Author(s)
Salonen, M.; Sulkama, S.; Mikkola, S.; Puurunen, J.; Hakanen, E.; Tiira, K.; Araujo, C.; Lohi, H.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2020, 10, 3,
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

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

Physiological biomarkers of canine anxiety have not been extensively investigated to date. To identify new biomarkers in dogs, we compared behaviorally normal dogs (Control group, N=13) to dogs diagnosed with separation problems (Case group, N=13) as they were introduced into a novel environment in ...

Author(s)
Pirrone, F.; Pierantoni, L.; Bossetti, A.; Uccheddu, S.; Albertini, M.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2019, 9, 12, pp 1033
Abstract

Separation anxiety is common. Many dog owners do not seek help from a veterinarian but might consult a trainer. The objective of this study was to investigate Australian trainers' opinions about separation anxiety. An online survey was distributed via training organisations, resulting in 63...

Author(s)
Hunter, T.; Rooy, D. van; McArthur, M.; Bennett, S.; Tuke, J.; Hazel, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 8,
Abstract

Separation anxiety is one of the more prevalent and difficult to treat behavior problems in dogs. The associated behaviors can be undesirable to dog owners and damage the human animal bond, leading to relinquishment or return to an animal shelter. Due to the high prevalence of separation related...

Author(s)
Herron, M. E.; Lord, L. K.; Husseini, S. E.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2014, 9, 1, pp 13-21
Abstract

Dogs with separation-related behavior problems engage in unwanted behavior such as destruction of property and excessive vocalization when left alone, causing distress for both the dog and the owner, and often leading to the dog being relinquished or euthanized. I review research on factors likely...

Author(s)
Sargisson, R. J.
Publisher
Dove Medical Press Ltd, Macclesfield, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2014, 5, pp 143-151
Abstract

Separation anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders in domestic dogs and a principal reason for relinquishment of dogs to animal shelters. While pharmacologic and behavioral interventions can be effective in treating this disorder, they require a significant investment of...

Author(s)
Mundell, P.; Liu, S.; Guérin, N. A.; Berger, J. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2020, 37, pp 71-75
Abstract

The effect of moderate-to-deep pressure on soft tissue has been studied in both humans and nonhuman animals with positive results shown in reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. Canine anxiety disorders are often treated with medications and behavior modification programming. Pressure wraps are ...

Author(s)
King, C.; Buffington, L.; Smith, T. J.; Grandin, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2014, 9, 5, pp 215-221

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