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Quiz: Anxiety Disorders in Dogs & Cats

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|January 2017|Web-Exclusive
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Quiz: Anxiety Disorders in Dogs & Cats
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This quiz uses a case-based approach to review the management of anxiety disorders in dogs and cats. Separation anxiety, thunderstorm phobias, feline anxiety, pharmacologic treatments, complementary therapies, and behavioral modification techniques are covered.

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Powder, a 3-year-old castrated greyhound, is presented for inappropriate elimination, destructive chewing of the owner’s shoes, and escaping through the screened door. Comprehensive history-taking reveals that when the female owner is home, the dog stays within 2 feet of her, although sometimes when the owner goes out for coffee in the morning, she finds the dog sleeping on the couch when she returns. The aberrant behaviors only seem to happen when the owner is not home. 

The patient history is most consistent with which of the following diagnoses?

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Gracie, a 1-year-old spayed mixed-breed dog, is presented after her owner noticed that she holds her ears back, whines, and paces every time a plane flies over the house. During comprehensive history-taking, the owner mentions living less than a mile from the airport. Thus, there is concern that the dog has developed a phobia to airplane noise. The owner is interesting in treating the dog in any way that may help her.

Which of the following would not be a recommended treatment?

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Cheeto, a 4-year-old castrated domestic short-haired cat, is presented for a 3-week history of hiding under the sofa and yowling. Physical examination reveals a healthy, happy cat. However, the owners mention that they just welcomed a new baby to the family. It is suspected that anxiety may explain Cheeto’s recent vocalization.

Which of the following is not a sign of anxiety in cats?

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Sparky, a 5-year-old castrated Jack Russell terrier, is presented after the owners noticed the dog humping their child’s a stuffed animal. The dog’s physical examination and blood work are within normal limits.

Which of the following would not be a likely cause of the dog’s behavior?

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Molly, a 2-year-old spayed golden retriever, is presented for ongoing anxiety associated with thunderstorms. Sound distraction and counterconditioning have not helped. The owner is now interested in pursuing pharmacologic options.

Which class of drugs would be the most appropriate first-step therapy?

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Lulu, a 1-year-old spayed schnauzer, is presented for excessive panting, whining, and trembling during car rides. Because physical examination findings revealed a healthy dog, it is likely that the clinical signs are related to anxiety associated with car rides. A variety of treatment options are discussed with the owner, who expressed interest in holistic or alternative therapies.

Which of the following alternative treatments can be particularly useful in dogs with car ride–associated anxiety?

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Sal, a 2-year-old castrated Persian cat, is presented for recent onset of alopecia. Physical examination reveals alopecia on the medial aspect of the forelimbs, caudal abdomen, and tail, but the skin in those areas appears healthy. The remainder of the physical examination is unremarkable and results of blood work and skin scrapings are within normal limits. However, while gathering the history, the owner mentions a recent move to a new apartment. Thus, psychogenic alopecia is suspected.

Which of the following treatments would be least likely to help this cat?

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