publication . Article . 2007

A placebo-controlled study to investigate the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and other environmental and management factors on the reports of disturbance and house soiling during the night in recently adopted puppies (Canis familiaris)☆

Katy Taylor; Daniel S. Mills;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2007
  • Publisher: Elsevier for: International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Disturbance and house soiling during the night are common problems faced by the new puppy dog owner. They may result as consequence of a mismatch between the developmental status of the puppy and its new environment and/or separation distress in a typically social animal. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP, Ceva Santé Animale) as well as a range of other management and environmental factors that might affect this process. It has been suggested that DAP may help the puppy settle into the new home by continuing the provision of the maternal appeasing pheromone. In order to test this, a double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
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free text keywords: C800 Psychology, D300 Animal Science, D328 Animal Welfare, Food Animals, Animal Science and Zoology, Animal welfare, Crate, Psychology, Animal science, Demography, HUBzero, Animal-assisted therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Placebo-controlled study, Volunteer, Veterinary medicine, Puppy, biology.animal, biology, Placebo
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publication . Article . 2007

A placebo-controlled study to investigate the effect of Dog Appeasing Pheromone and other environmental and management factors on the reports of disturbance and house soiling during the night in recently adopted puppies (Canis familiaris)☆

Katy Taylor; Daniel S. Mills;