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Low Stress Handling® in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

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By JC Burcham, DVM Rabbits and guinea pigs are often underrated in terms of their attractiveness as pets. They poop a lot and smell, right? In fact, frequent stool production is a sign of a healthy digestive tract in these animals, but most rabbit and guinea pig owners would agree that when properly cared for, … Continued

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101 Essential Tips: 3 New Books Available On Our Shopping Cart

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By Traci Sennesael, LSHC-Silver   We’re excited to introduce you to a new series of books by Dr. Jason Nicholas, founder of Preventive Vet. Dr. Nicholas, better known as “Dr. J,” a very well-respected veterinarian and expert in pet safety.  He has traveled the world to share his knowledge and raise awareness about pet illness … Continued

The Collar Hold

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By Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-Silver This hold controls direction in 6 ways to reduce movement and provide staff safety from head flip or bite attempts. This technique is part of the HMR Lab 3 of the Low Stress Handling® Certification Course – Silver. The handler places forward pressure if the dog moves back; downward … Continued

Meet Alana Stevenson, Creator of “Feline Fundamentals” Webinars

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We are excited to offer new feline handling webinars by noted animal behaviorist Alana Stevenson. Alana has been helping dog and cat owners resolve their pets’ behavioral problems since early 2003. She is certified in Low Stress Handling for Dogs and Cats, is on the Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Council for the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is the … Continued

The Scruff Substitute

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Dr. Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-Silver This type of restraint is called the “cowl technique.”  A pillowcase, flannel baby blanket, or thin hand towel is rolled into a tube and wrapped quickly around the neck like a doughnut to hold the head.  The point of restraint is like scruffing but does not create the association … Continued

Ask Debbie: Getting Kitty to the Vet

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By Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-Silver Send Questions to DGass@cattledogpublishing.com I’m always thankful for the opportunity to be able to help pet owners, and in turn help make things easier for pets that have been entrusted into our care. This month’s topic is one that comes often, and it is frequently asked by clients at the … Continued

Low Stress Vet and Tech Communication

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By Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-S In most small animal practices, the intake is done by the technician. Weight check, temp, heart rate, and history are performed by the veterinary technician.  With the advances of Low Stress Handling® skills, there may be some variation on how intensive the technician will be in gathering these vital … Continued

Three Great Books for Our Dog and Cat Owners by Preventive Vet

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By Sally J Foote DVM, CABC-IAABC I usually don’t pay much attention to the Facebook ads that pop up on my screen, yet an ad for 101 Essential tips Dog Health and Safety by Jason Nicholas DVM caught my eye. I followed the link and saw that there were 3 books in this series, directed … Continued

“What Did You Say?” – What Your Body Language Says To Your Pet

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By Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-S, and Traci Sennesael, LSHC-S   With so many different training resources available throughout the world today, it can be quite overwhelming when deciding which program will best fit the lifestyle of you and your pet. And, like with most things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to training … Continued