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Table 1 Pre-established subjective criteria used to determine stress behaviors using visual analog scale

From: Catestatin and vasostatin concentrations in healthy dogs

Stress intensity No stress Mild stress Moderate stress Severe stress
A. Criteria used for saliva sampling
 Criteria   Turns head away
Spits
Lifts paw
Moves away
Turns head away
Spits
Lifts paw
Moves away
Avoids sampling
Lifts lip
Shakes
Raises hair
Growls
Turns head away
Spits
Lifts paw
Moves away
Avoids sampling
Lifts lip
Shakes
Raises hair
Growls
Not able to sample
Not able to touch
Bites
Attacks
B. Criteria used for blood sampling
 Criteria   Withdraws leg
Moves away
Withdraws leg
Moves away
Avoids sampling
Lifts lip
Shakes
Raises hair
Growls
Withdraws leg
Moves away
Avoids sampling
Lifts lip
Shakes
Raises hair
Growls
Not able to sample
Not able to touch
Bites
Attacks
  1. This stress behavior criteria are modified from Norling et al. [69]