The effect of a pressure wrap (ThunderShirt®) on heart rate and behavior in canines diagnosed with anxiety disorder

Short Synopsis: 90 dogs with diagnosed anxiety disorders were split into 3 groups: proper Thundershirt wrap, loose wrap, and no wrap. Thundershirts, when properly applied, helped lower heart rate and reduce visible calming signals in a group of dogs diagnosed with anxiety disorders, but didn’t show an improvement in overall behavioral outcomes. Authors:Camille King, Laurie Buffington, Thomas J.Smith, TempleGrandin Publication: Journal …

Treatment of separation anxiety in dogs with clomipramine: results from a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter clinical trial

Short Synopsis: Clomipramine improved treatment outcomes for dogs with separation anxiety. Authors: J.N. King, B.S. Simpson, K.L. Overall, D. Appleby, P. Pageat, C. Ross, J. P.Chaurand, S. Heath, C. Beata, A.B.Weiss, G. Muller, T. Paris, B.G. Bataille, J. Parker, S. Petit, J. Wren Publication: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 67, Issue 4, 19 April 2000, Pages 255-275 Publication Date: April 2000 Applies To: …

The efficacy of systematic desensitization for treating the separation-related problem behaviour of domestic dogs

Short Synopsis: Desensitization to being alone was just as effective as desensitization plus other treatments other things for dogs with separation anxiety. Authors: Rynae Butler, Rebecca J.Sargisson, Douglas Elliffe Publication: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 129, Issues 2–4, 31 January 2011, Pages 136-145 Publication Date: January 2011 Applies To: Separation anxiety in dogs Limitations/Drawbacks: Link:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159110002923