The prognosis varies greatly and depends on the individual, the duration of the phobia, the ability to control the stimulus during treatment and the success of finding an effective controllable stimulus for desensitization and counter-conditioning.
What treatments may be utilized?
All dogs with noise phobias should have a treatment plan that incorporates the use of ADAPTIL® pheromones and the building of a den or a ‘safe spot’ where they can escape from the auditory stimuli as much as possible, as recommended by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. We’ll teach you how to build a den later on in this CE.
Dogs with a more severe disease should also have either short and/or long term medication, depending on their needs, added to their treatment protocol.
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