Talk:Separation anxiety in dogs

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Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that velcro dog be merged (or redirected) here because velcro dog is a slang term that refers to this behavior. --TKK bark ! 23:19, 16 January 2013 (UTC)


I plan on adding to the "Treatments" section, specifically adding other alternative drug-therapy treatments besides benzodiazephine. This includes recent findings of other medicines through recent research studies. I also intend on adding other non-drug-related treatments, like psychotherapy. Here are some of the following references I plan to use when adding to the article:

  1. Packer, R.M.A., De Risio, L., & Volk, H.A.(2017). Investigating the potential of the anti-epileptic drug imepitoin as a treatment for co-morbid anxiety in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. BMC Veterinary Research. doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1000-0
  2. McPeake, K.J. & Mills, D.S. (2017). The use of imepitoin (Pexion) on fear and anxiety related problems in dogs - a case series. BMC Veterinary Research, 13 (173). doi: 10.1186/s12917-017-1098-0
  3. Karagiannis, C.I., Burman, O.H.P., & Mills, D.S. (2015). Dogs with separation-related problems show a "less pessimistic" cognitive bias during treatment with fluoxetine (Reconcile) and a behavior modification plan. BMC Veterinary Research, 11 (80). doi: 10.1186/s12917-015-0373-1
  4. Puruunen, J., Tiira, K., Lehtonen, M., Hanhineva, K., & Lohi, H.(2016). Non-targeted metabolite profiling reveals changes in oxidative stress, tryptophan and lipid metabolisms in fearful dogs. Behavioral and Brian Functions, 12 (7). doi: 10.1186/s12993-016-0091-2
  5. van Rooy, D., Arnott, E. R., Early, J.B., McGreevy, P., & Wade, C.M. (2014). Holding back the genes: limitations of research into canine behavioral genetics. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 1 (7). doi: 10.1186/2052-6687-1-7
  6. Zapata, I., Serpell, J.A., & Alvarez, C.E. (2016). Genetic mapping of canine fear and aggression. BMC Genomics, 17 (572). doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2936-3
  7. Chung, H.S., Lee, H.J., Shim, I., & Bae, H. (2012). Assessment of anti-depressant effect of nelumbinis semen on rats under chronic mild stress and its subchronic oral toxicity in rats and beagle dogs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Corinnemark (talkcontribs) 04:27, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Hi Corinne, I enjoyed your edits to this article. Be careful to remain neutral throughout your article, this partial sentence, which may have been preexisting, " we should be cautious about making hasty conclusions." should be omitted as that it is a non neutral statement. I would add in your adverse effects section that in some cases with dogs and Benzodiazepines the drug has the opposite effect in dogs and the dog becomes hyperactive and or aggressive instead of calm. I recently assisted at a veterinary clinic where many dogs were prescribed xanax for behavioral issues and the lead veterinarian would prescribe and recommended to give a single "middle of the road" dose which was dependant on the dog's weight, to determine how the drug would affect the dog before writing a a full prescription. Another common side effect of these drugs is diarrhoea. Overall I think it is well written! Marriah Metz (talk) 17:36, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Changes Made[edit]

Hello all, I have made some significant changes to the "Separation anxiety in dogs" page. I added paragraphs of information found from research studies (with cited references) in the "Benzodiazepine Treatment" section, as well as created the "Fluoxetine Treatment" and "Nelumbinis Semen as Treatment" sections. Specifically, I wrote the last three paragraphs of the "Benzodiazepine Treatment" section, the second paragraph in the "Fluoxetine Treatment" section and the entirety of the "Nelumbinis Semen as Treatment" section. I also created the "Other Scientific Findings" section to include other research that I found.

In terms of peer review, I followed Alexandra's advice in linking key terms in my writing to other Wikipedia articles. I have also taken Marriah's feedback into consideration, and omitted a seemingly partial statement made by a previous user. She also recommended that I include how benzodiazepines can have the opposing effect of making dogs hyperactive, but I could not find any credible sources to support this claim. The reasoning behind her claim was her own personal experience, which is not considered a credible source for Wikipedia. (Note: I believe that Marriah did not correctly review my work, as I did not place my draft for this project in the actual Wikipedia page, but rather, only my sandbox at the time when peer reviews were due. Therefore, I believe Marriah "peer reviewed" written material that was posted by a previous user.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Corinnemark (talkcontribs) 03:41, 8 August 2017 (UTC)