Many dog owners balk at the thought of giving their dogs vet prescribed medication (listen to our last episode, Season 2, Episode 2, for more on that) and prefer to take a more natural route when trying to assist their dogs towards getting over their separation anxiety.
In this episode we explore some of the options and how appropriate they might be.
Using Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) in Dog Training and Behavior Work, Helen Prinold, 2019, https://summer2019.iaabcjournal.org/cannabis-in-dog-training-and-behavior-work/
DAP vs. Clomipramine: Gaultier E, Bonnafous L, Bougrat L, Lafont C, Pageat P. Comparison of the efficacy of a synthetic dog-appeasing pheromone with clomipramine for the treatment of separation-related disorders in dogs. Vet Rec. 2005;156(17):533–538
Pressure vests and SA: https://veterinaryevidence.org/index.php/ve/article/download/152/226?inline=1
LISTENER WARNING: Some giggling included!
Should you give your dog medication if it has Separation Anxiety? All your questions answered.
Incidentally, for those wondering, baby rats, or "ratlings" as Stacey would have you believe (!!), are actually called pups or kittens.
The Use of Medications in Canine Behavior Therapy - Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, Media, Pennsylvania, 2014 https://bit.ly/3sFzH4L
Behavior Medication: First-line Therapy or Last Resort? - Dr Jens' Dog Blog, 2016 https://bit.ly/3qtp82S
Having a dog with separation anxiety can be very difficult; we get it. So it's important to keep a positive mindset and reach out for extra support when you need it.
Everything you need to know about Separation Anxiety in dogs and how to fix it. Three global specialists from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States discuss all things related to Separation Anxiety. Join Stacey Bell from Focused Fun (US), Ness Jones from Separation Anxiety In Dogs Decoded (Australia) & Sarah McLaren from Separation Anxiety Solutions (UK) as they delve into the dos and don'ts of training a dog to feel safe and comfortable when left home alone!