The targeted nutritional approach in the dog with anxiety disorders

US study published in Biology evaluated the effects on anxiety biomarkers of omega-3, fiber and polyphenols: the role of the gut-microbiota-brain axis.

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, bySilvano Marini
With a prevalence similar to that found in humans–between 26 and 29%–dogs may exhibit anxiety symptoms that increase with age, and in some cases disorders referable to canine dysfunctional behavior–repetitive behaviors and rejection of social interaction – not unlike those that characterize autism spectrum disorders in humans. With regard to this, growing insights regarding the role of the gut-brain axis have led to further investigation into the characteristics of the microbiota of anxious individuals, leading to the finding that many conditions of a neuropsychiatric nature – including anxiety – are acco...
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