References: Your complete guide to reducing fear in veterinary patients


References: Dr. Karen Overall provides a step-by-step plan to reduce fear in your veterinary practice.

1. Kaminski J, Call J, Fischer J. Word learning in a domestic dog: evidence for “fast mapping”. Science 2004;304:1682-1683. 

2. Pilley JW, Reid AK. Border collie comprehends object names as verbal referents. Behav Processes 2011;86:184-195.

3. Kirchhofer KC, Zimmermann F, Kaminski J, et al. Dogs (Canis familiaris), but not chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), understand imperative pointing. PLoS One 2012;7:e30913. 

4. Pongrácz P, Molnár C, Miklósi A, et al. Human listeners are able to classify dog (Canis familiaris) barks recorded in different situations. J Comp Psychol 2005;119:136–144.

5. Mariti C, Gazzano A, Moore JL, et al. Perception of dogs' stress by their owners. J Vet Behav: Clin Appl Res 2012;7:213-219. 

6. Dysart LM, Coe JB, Adam CL. Analysis of solicitation of client concerns in companion animal practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011;238:1609-1615. 

7. Döring D, Roscher A, Scheipl F, et al. Fear-related behaviour of dogs in veterinary practice. Vet J 2009;182:38-43.

8. Hernander L. Factors influencing dogs' stress levels in the waiting room at a veterinary clinic. Student report. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Environment and Health. Ethology and Animal Welfare programme. 2008. Available at

9. Rodan I, Sundahl E, Carney H, et al. AAFP and ISFM feline-friendly handling guidelines. J Feline Med Surg 2011;13:364-375. 

10. Seksel K. Training your cat. Melbourne, Australia: Hyland House Publishing, 2001. 

11. Gunn-Moore DA, Cameron ME. A pilot study using synthetic feline facial pheromone for the management of feline idiopathic cystitis. J Feline Med Surg 2004;6:133–138.

12. Griffith CA, Steigerwald ES, Buffington CA. Effects of a synthetic facial pheromone on behavior of cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2000;217:1154-1156.

13. Kronen PW, Ludders JW, Erb HN, et al. A synthetic fraction of feline facial pheromones calms but does not reduce struggling in cats before venous catheterization. Vet Anaesth Analg 2006;33:258–265.

14. McDevitt L. Control unleashed: Creating a focused and confident dog. South Hadley, Mass: Clean Run Productions, 2007.

15. Kuhne F, HöBler JC, Struwe R. Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact. J Vet Behav: Clin Appl Res 2014;9:93-97.

16. Frank D, Beauchamp G, Palestrini C. Systematic review of the use of pheromones for treatment of undesirable behavior in cats and dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010;236:1308–1316. 

17. Heinemann KM, Waldron MK, Bigley KE, et al. Long-chain (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids are more efficient than alpha-linolenic acid in improving electroretinogram responses of puppies exposed during gestation, lactation, and weaning. J Nutr 2005;135:1960-1966.

18. Freemantle E, Vandal M, Tremblay-Mercier J, et al. Omega-3 fatty acids, energy substrates, and brain function during aging. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2006;75:213-220.

19. Zicker SC, Jewell DE, Yamka RM, et al. Evaluation of cognitive learning, memory, psychomotor, immunologic, and retinal functions in healthy puppies fed foods fortified with docosahexaenoic acid-rich fish oil from 8 to 52 weeks of age. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2012;241:583-594.


Related Videos
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.