Without stress at the veterinarian: make the visit in the veterinary practice cat-friendlyOhne Stress sum Tierarzt: Den Besuch in der Tierarztpraxis katzenfreundlich gestalten
Contributor(s):: Melchers, V.
This article describes how to reduce stress in cats presented at animal hospitals for routine and medical procedures.
The Management of Horses during Fireworks in New Zealand
Contributor(s):: Gabriella Gronqvist, Chris Rogers, Erica Gee
Within popular press there has been much coverage of the negative effects associated with firework and horses. The effect of fireworks has been documented in companion animals, yet no studies have investigated the negative effects, or otherwise, of fireworks on horses. This study aims to document...
The fearful, anxious, & worried pet
Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.
The Human Intruder Test: An Anxiety Assessment in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca Mulatta)
Contributor(s):: Emily J. Peterson
The human intruder test (HIT) is a noninvasive tool widely used for assessing anxiety in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). This thesis explores the HIT procedure and applies it to a population of monkeys with a self-injurious behavioral pathology. Individual variation on this test can be used to...
The "pet effect": physiological calming in the presence of canines
Contributor(s):: Wheeler, E. A., Faulkner, M. E.
The "pet effect," whereby interaction with a companion animal reduces the physiological indices of stress, varies with respect to fear of animals, companion animal guardianship, type of companion animal, or types of stress. In this study, a non-clinical sample of 223 undergraduates underwent the...
The pet-human bond: how pets benefit from people and how you can promote this relationship by incorporating behavior into general practice
Contributor(s):: Sherman, B.
Influence of Owners' Attachment Style and Personality on Their Dogs' (Canis familiaris) Separation-Related Disorder
Contributor(s):: Konok, V., Kosztolanyi, A., Rainer, W., Mutschler, B., Halsband, U., Miklosi, A.
Travel-related problems in pets
Contributor(s):: Mills, D., Dube, M. B., Zulch, H.
Sections on the nature and treatment of travel-related problems of pets, including cats.
What is suffering in animals?
Contributor(s):: Weary, D. M., Appleby, M. C., Sandoe, P.
In much of the recent animal welfare literature the word 'suffering' is used simply as an adjunct (as in 'pain and suffering') or to emphasize that the animal consciously perceives pain or some other negative affect. A stronger usage of the term implies that the negative feelings are prolonged,...
Dogs and their human companions: the effect of familiarity on dog-human interactions
Contributor(s):: Kerepesi, A., Doka, A., Miklosi, A.
There are few quantitative examinations of the extent to which dogs discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar persons. In our study we have investigated whether dogs show differential behaviour towards humans of different degrees of familiarity (owner, familiar person, unfamiliar person). Dogs...
Comparison of remote versus in-person behavioral consultation for treatment of canine separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Cottam, N., Dodman, N. H., Moon-Fanelli, A. A., Patronek, G. J.
To investigate the validity of remote consultation for treatment of canine separation anxiety, this study compared the efficacy of 2 types of behavioral services offered by Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM): (a) "PetFax," a remote consultation service in which dog caregivers...
May 17 2014
Have no fear about anxiety
Brief owner absence does not induce negative judgement bias in pet dogs
Contributor(s):: Muller, C. A., Riemer, S., Rosam, C. M., Schosswender, J., Range, F., Huber, L.
Canine separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Reisner, I.
Separation anxiety in dogs: general features and treatmentAnsia da separazione nel cane: aspetti generali etrattamento
Contributor(s):: Talamonti, Z., Civardi, P., Cannas, S., Palestrini, C.
Stress and behavioural issues in pets
Contributor(s):: Barklett-Judge, M.
The biobehavioral effects of stress related to fear and anxiety in domestic canines
Contributor(s):: Dreschel, Nancy A.
Relationship between attachment to owners and separation anxiety in pet dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris )
Contributor(s):: Parthasarathy, V., Crowell-Davis, S. L.
Dogs' dysfunctional attachment relationships with their owners are assumed to be the underlying cause of separation anxiety. Thirty-two dogs with and 43 dogs without owner-reported separation anxiety (SA) participated in a formal attachment test (AT). After the AT, the dogs were videotaped for 30...
A comparison of the calving behaviour of farmed adult and yearling red deer ( Cervus elaphus ) hinds
Contributor(s):: Wass, J. A., Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P.
Mortality of newborn red deer (Cervus elaphus) calves is a major concern on New Zealand farms, as perinatal losses average approximately 10% of calves born. Primiparous red deer (calving as yearlings) lose more calves than multiparous hinds (adults). We performed a study on yearling and adult red...
An evaluation of serum prolactin in anxious dogs and response to treatment with selegiline or fluoxetine
Contributor(s):: Pageat, P., Lafont, C., Falewee, C., Bonnafous, L., Gaultier, E., Silliart, B.
Defining objective, reproducible and standardized parameters for the evaluation of patients is one of the main academic focuses of veterinary behaviour medicine. Prolactin, a peptidic neurohormone and a cytokine, whose main regulator is dopamine, seems to be of particular interest in relation to...