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The Chill Protocol with Dr. Costa

Renata S. Costa, DVM, MPhil, MANZCVS, GradDipEd, DACVAA, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona



Dogs with fear-based aggression are common cases that all veterinarians must handle carefully. In this episode, host Beckie Mossor, RVT, connects with Renata Costa, DVM, MPhil, MANZCVS (VAA), to discuss the “Chill Protocol,” its history, and its positive impact on these complicated cases. Dr. Costa, one of the authors of the recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Chill Protocol to Manage Aggressive & Fearful Dogs,” explains the science of the Chill Protocol and how to introduce it into practice. Potential contraindications and personalizing protocols are also addressed. Join us as we explore this helpful tool to calm these patients that need careful clinical assistance.

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