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  • 1 William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
Statement of the Problem

A dog was evaluated because of refusal to leave the owners’ property or car for walks and for barking and snapping at strangers in the house.

Signalment

The patient was an 8-year-old 38-kg (84-lb) spayed female mixed-breed (shepherd-type and Foxhound) dog.

History

The patient lived with the owners and another dog (a 5-year-old spayed female Collie) in a rural home. The patient had been obtained from a shelter at 5 years of age and had previously been part of an animal hoarding case.

The owners reported that the dog always hid during thunderstorms, fireworks, or active

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Stelow (eastelow@ucdavis.edu).