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Separation Anxiety and Sex of the Animal

    • 173 posts
    April 26, 2017 11:36 PM EDT

    A member of the audience inquired during our recent Roundtable Discussion on the Emotional Impact on the Caregiver ...

    Is there any effect of sex (or neuter status) on the risk for separation anxiety in pets?  Also, is there any effect on whether the attachment figure (owner) is male or female? 

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    • 64 posts
    April 27, 2017 5:33 PM EDT

    Hi there,

    Sex and neuter status of affected patients varies depending on the study.

    I'm not aware of any definitive research on effect of the owner being male or female.