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THE USE OF BEHAVIOURAL ADVICE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SEPARATION ANXIETY IN CANINES: A LITERATURE REVIEW.

Shen Jiaying; Seah Jing Yan and Yap Qi Rou.

Canine separation anxiety is a prevalent and pertinent issue, making up the second largest group that behavioural clinics see. Various treatments have been devised in an attempt to manage this disorder, with varying success. This review aimed to consolidate the literature regarding the effectiveness of behavioural advice given to owners in the management of separation anxiety in their canines. Eligible studies were sourced through databases Scopus, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Embase and Proquest. Ten studies were selected to be included in the literature review. Behavioural advice was found to lead to improvements in canine separation anxiety. Factors such as owner?s compliance play a part in the treatment outcome. In conclusion, behavioural advice is effective in the management of separation anxiety in canines.

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