Behavioral Disorders

Anxiolytic interventions (nutraceuticals, foods and drugs) can be assessed in dogs with novel laboratory based models such as the Fear of Strangers Model and the Fear of Noise Model. Additional anxiety models we have developed include:

  • Feline anxiety models
  • Canine models of separation and confinement anxiety
  • Fear of conspecifics

Fear of Strangers

Fear of strangers is a natural type of anxiety that is very resistant to change. It can be measured experimentally in the human interaction test. Furthermore, a true anxiolytic agent can reduce the intensity of the fearful response.

Fear of Noise