RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS AND PUPPIES OF ALL BREEDS, AGES AND SIZES!
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Separation Anxiety Treatments
In cases where the separation anxiety behavior is moderate, counterconditioning is used to alleviate the issue. Counterconditioning works by replacing the dog’s frightened, anxious, and agitated behavior with a pleasing and amiable one. Counterconditioning involves visual association of something feared with something pleasurable and likable by the dog, which in time eliminates separation anxiety.
Severe separation anxiety requires a more serious approach. A veterinary behaviorist can apply counterconditioning, which can last from several weeks to several months and can end up being quite costly. A veterinarian can also prescribe anti anxiety medications. Anti anxiety medications can be very effective but also carry with them a litany of side effects that in some cases may make the separation anxiety even worse. The medications that are available for dogs are the same as human anti anxiety meds, but with lower dosages.