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Jillian M. Orlando Behavioral Medicine Service, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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Dr. Orlando's present address is PO Box 40818, Raleigh, NC 27629.

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  • 1. Landsberg GM. Fears, phobias, and anxiety disorders. In: Behavior problems of the dog and cat. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2013; 181210.

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  • 2. Overall KL. Abnormal canine behaviors and behavioral pathologies not primarily involving pathological aggression. In: Manual of clinical behavioral medicine for dogs and cats. St Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2013; 231309.

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  • 3. Crowell-Davis SL, Seibert LM, Sung W, et al. Use of clomipramine, alprazolam, and behavior modification for treatment of storm phobia in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2003; 222:744748.

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  • 4. McCobb EC, Brown EA, Damiani K, et al. Thunderstorm phobia in dogs: an internet survey of 69 cases. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2001; 37:319324.

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  • 7. Horwitz DF, Neilson JC. Thunderstorm phobia. In: Blackwell's five-minute veterinary consult clinical companion—canine & feline behavior. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell, 2007; 484494.

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  • 8. Crowell-Davis SL, Murray T. Benzodiazepines. In: Veterinary psychopharmacology. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell, 2006; 3471.

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  • 10. Landsberg GM. Is it behavioral, or is it medical? In: Behavior problems of the dog and cat. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2013; 7594.

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  • 11. Moesta A. Animal behavior case of the month. Noise phobia. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2014; 244:538540.

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  • 13. Herron ME, Shofer FS, Reisner IR. Retrospective evaluation of the effects of diazepam in dogs with anxiety-related behavior problems. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008; 233:14201424.

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  • 14. Jefferson JW. Strategies for switching antidepressants to achieve maximum efficacy. J Clin Psychiatry 2008; 69(suppl E1):1418.

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  • 21. Chouinard G. The search for new off-label indications for antidepressant, antianxiety, antipsychotic, and anticonvulsant drugs. J Psychiatry Neurosci 2006; 31:168176.

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  • 22. Landsberg GM. Pharmacologic intervention in behavioral therapy. In: Behavior problems of the dog and cat. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2013; 113138.

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  • 23. Crowell-Davis SL, Murray T. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. In: Veterinary psychopharmacology. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell, 2006; 80110.

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  • 24. Plumb DC. Paroxetine. In: Plumb's veterinary drug handbook. 7th ed. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing, 2011; 784785.

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  • 26. Levine ED, Ramos D, Mills DS. A prospective study of two self-help CD based desensitization and counter-conditioning programmes with the use of Dog Appeasing Pheromone for the treatment of firework fears in dogs (Canis familiaris). Appl Anim Behav Sci 2007; 105:311329.

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