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An Urban Experience
Conclusions
Dexmedetomidine gel alleviated fear and anxiety during minor veterinary or husbandry procedures in dogs previously reported to suffer from fear and anxiety during veterinary visits. Both dexmedetomidine gel doses
WSVA7-0244 BEHAVIOR
LINK BETWEEN CHRONIC GASTRIC DISEASE AND ANXIETY IN DOGS
M. Marion1
1Clinic montolivet, 13, Marseille, France
Introduction
Many dogs suffer from episodes of vomiting without any apparent organic or alimentary cause. Owners often describe them as stressed animals. The aim of this study was to verify the existence of a link between vomiting and anxiety.
Objectives
The Evaluation of Emotional Disorders in Dogs (EDED) scale was used to score anxiety in dogs (1,2,3).
Methods
We compared two populations – anxious dogs and normal dogs – which were distinguished based on their EDED scores. The first population consisted of 20 animals suffering from chronic gastric disease without organic lesions. All selected animals are under medical treatment and/or on a hyperdigestible diet. The second population consisted of 20 animals without any chronic gastric disease that were matched by gender, age and breed to each individual in the first group. We used a specific statistical analysis for paired series (Wilcoxon test).
Results
The average EDED scores of the two populations were significantly different (p<0.01), which allowed us to conclude that anxiety is a possible etiology of chronic gastric disease.
Conclusions
Differential diagnosis of chronic gastric disease should include anxiety, and should not be only a diagnosis of exclusion. Scoring chronic and relapsing dogs on an EDED scale can save time. Treating anxiety improves outcomes in these dogs.
 125 μg/m2 and 250 μg/m2 were effective and no safety concerns were observed.
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