Date of Defense

12-6-2018

Date of Graduation

4-2019

Department

Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Cynthia Pietras

Second Advisor

Bethany Hintze

Third Advisor

Lisa Baker

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Feliway® during veterinary examination. Feliway® contains a synthetic version of the F3 pheromone, secreted from the cheeks of Felis sylvestris catus when rubbing against objects in the environment. It is presumed to allow cats to establish a home range to feel secure. A double-blind study was conducted to address the limitations of another study that concluded Feliway® is useful for reducing stress experienced by cats during veterinary examination. The current study found that Feliway® is not useful by itself for adequate stress reduction during feline examinations. It was concluded that Feliway® may be more useful in combination with environmental enrichment and proper handling techniques by the examiner, although future studies are required to empirically assess this possibility.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted

Restricted to Campus until

6-10-2020

Available for download on Tuesday, June 09, 2020

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