Date of Award

Spring 4-25-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere

Second Advisor

Diana Reiss

Academic Program Adviser

Karolina Czech


A large municipal animal shelter in NYC gave dogs low doses of trazodone hydrochloride at the time of intake to evaluate its efficacy in reducing transitional stress. Statistically significant decreases in illness rate and length of stay and increase in adoption rate were observed in the dogs given trazodone.



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