Teaching Your Dog to Love the Cone

0 | Posted: January 19, 2022

Written by and photos courtesy of Sandra Robbins BS, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), CPDT-KSA, KPA-CTP Elizabethan collars (sometimes referred to as “cones of shame”) are necessary tools to keep pets from licking a surgical site, wound or hot spot; chewing off bandages or splints; or scratching their ears or face. By desensitizing your dog … Continued

Teaching Chin Rest to Dogs

0 | Posted: December 15, 2021

By Pat Koven, LVT, KPA-CTP Teaching voluntary behaviors such as a chin rest can be useful when you want your dog to hold still and show you they are comfortable. A chin rest shows that your dog is willing to be an active participant in their care. Teaching a chin rest can be part of … Continued

Desensitization and Counterconditioning to Nail Trimmers for Cats

0 | Posted: December 1, 2021

By Sarah Nugen, Class of 2023; Sandra Robbins BS, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), CPDT-KSA, KPA-CTP; Katharine Schwarz, RVT, KPA CTP How to help your cat get used to having their nails trimmed: 1. Start by putting the trimmers in a common area like your living room where your cat can choose to explore them … Continued

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A Jack Russell Christmas

A Jack Russell Christmas

| Posted: December 20, 2017

A “Throwback” Christmas. From 2013 A Jack Russell Christmas: It’s Christmas time and naughty Jonesy can’t wait to open...