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Put Pet Anxiety on Your Radar for Veterinary Practice Conversations

By: Pam Foster
January, 2017

It’s no secret that pet anxiety is rampant, and clients are seeking solutions to ease their dog’s or cat’s suffering.

But is this topic really worth your attention as a veterinary distributor rep? After all, you’re already super busy with a big list of products to discuss during your clinic visits.

The following information will help you decide.

First, let’s look at the main types of pet anxiety.

Separation anxiety: According to an AVMA Collections article, “Separation anxiety is one of the most common canine behavior problems and is diagnosed in 20% to 40% of dogs referred to animal behavior practices in North America.” 

Noise anxiety: A Dogtime article notes that, “The estimates vary, but somewhere between 5 million and 15 million dogs suffer from noise anxiety severe enough for their owners to seek help.” This can include fireworks, thunderstorms, or even loud trucks rolling down the street.

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