Separation anxiety in dogs. The function of homeostasis in its development and treatment

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2003 Mar;33(2):321-44. doi: 10.1016/s0195-5616(02)00101-8.


The model discussed here should help to provide an understanding of the range of stimuli that each dog needs for the maintenance of emotional homeostasis and the interplay between these stimuli and events in the dog's [table: see text] environment. In turn, this should aid in diagnosis and the setting of appropriate treatment plans.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animals
  • Anxiety, Separation / diagnosis*
  • Anxiety, Separation / therapy*
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Behavior, Animal*
  • Dog Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Dog Diseases / therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Homeostasis
  • Human-Animal Bond
  • Humans