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3 must-reads on canine separation anxiety
Three articles featuring tips and tricks on diagnosing this common behavioral condition, plus how to treat it with an individualized approach.
Separation anxiety is a prevalent behavioral condition in companion animals—especially canines—typically marked by vocalization, destruction, and inappropriate elimination. With the workforce slowly returning to normalcy, many dogs are at risk of developing severe levels of distress and anxiety due to spending longer intervals of time away from their owners. To help better recognize canine separation anxiety in patients, we've selected 3 resourceful articles chock full of strategies to diagnose, manage and treat this condition.
From a simplified article detailing the hallmark signs of separation anxiety to the best treatment options for each unique patient—there’s something for everyone. Happy reading!
- Rule-outs for canine separation anxiety: Wayne Hunthausen, DVM, highlights destructive behaviors that are often caused by separation anxiety and explains how to distinguish them from other conditions.
- When and how to prescribe for separation anxiety in dogs: Tailor your treatment approach to each patient’s needs with this guide that outlines maintenance medications, situational medications, and alternative options.
- ‘Are you home yet?’ Diagnosing separation anxiety in dogs: Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, shares the causes and telltale signs of separation anxiety, plus how to diagnose this condition by using careful patient history and owner cooperation.