Dogs Sound Panic Disorder (狗狗聲音驚恐症)

Research found that about 40-50 % of the global pet dogs have a certain level of sound panic disorder.

Dogs have those common voice panic reactions as below:

  1. Thunder
  2. Rain
  3. Firecracker
  4. Engine
  5. Vacuum cleaner
  6. Hair Dryers
  7. Vigorously closed
  8. Any big sound ( such as: TV, music … )

Their causes may be as below:

  1. Genetic , and most properly, the treatment of this cause should be drug treatment
  2. In their past painful experience on the sound
  3. Learn from other dogs
  4. Learn from their owner’s reaction

Several symptoms of sound panic disorder is as follows:

  1. Trembling
  2. Slobber
  3. Looking for a place to hide
  4. Stormed rattling around
  5. Incontinence

General Treatment ( should not punishment )

  1. For most cases, dogs need to have drugs treatment
  2. Ready to have a noise isolation, or light isolation area, such as a safe house for dogs to hide
  3. Dispersed dogs attention with food , toys, etc
  4. With earplugs, or tights clothes
  5. Training by repeat dogs frightened voice ( volume from small to large )

Drugs Treatment ( Phase I)

  1. Clomicalm or Fluoxetine, eat 2-4 weeks to be effective
  2. Fresh Diazepam when it rains or thunder
  3. with Adaptil spray when it rains or thunder

Drugs Treatment ( Phase II ) if Phase I Drug Treatment is invalid

  1. Selegiline
  2. Propranolol
  3. Plus adaptil or diazepam when it rains with thunder

Prevention
Starting from a two weeks old puppies,  give it a different sound stimuli in order to get it used to it.

研究顯示全球約有40-50%的寵物狗有某程度的聲音驚恐症

狗隻常見對以下聲音有驚恐反應:

  1. 雷聲
  2. 雨聲
  3. 炮仗
  4. 引擎
  5. 吸塵器
  6. 風筒
  7. 大力關門
  8. 任何大聲音(如:電視、音樂…)

成因

  1. 遺傳,亦因此生因恐懼很多時要藥物治療
  2. 過往有關聲音的慘痛經歷
  3. 學自其它狗隻
  4. 學自主人的反應

對聲音驚恐症的表面徵狀如下:

  1. 全身顫抖
  2. 流口水
  3. 找地方躲藏
  4. 周圍亂衝亂撞
  5. 大小便失禁

治療(不可以懲罰)

  1. 多數狗隻要藥物幫助,治療時主人要詳述或錄影病發時的情況
  2. 準備有隔音,隔光作用的安全屋給動物躲藏
  3. 發病時用食物,玩具分散注意力
  4. 用耳塞,或緊身衣(研究顯示作用不大)
  5. 重複播放狗隻驚恐的聲音(音量由小至大)

藥物(第一期)

  1. Clomicalm 或 Fluoxetine,要食2至4星期才有效
  2. 下雨或行雷時食 Diazepam
  3. 下雨或行雷時用 Adaptil 噴霧

如無效 (第二期)

  1. Selegiline
  2. Propranolol
  3. 加下雨行雷時用 adaptil 及 diazepam

預防
在幼犬兩星期大給予就不同聲音刺激等讓它慢慢習慣

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