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Applying Eye Drops with Low Stress Handling™

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By M. Leanne Lilly, DVM,DACVB At some point in many dogs’ lives, they will require eye drops. This might be a one-time event to examine the eye or it may be multiple times per day to treat chronic disease. Regardless of the cause, applying eyedrops need not be a struggle for you or the pet, … Continued

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The Eating of Feces (Poop): Coprophagia

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By Christine D. Calder, DVM, DACVB Many see their dogs as part of the family, their “fur babies.” Our dogs eat from our plates, sleep in our beds, and even lick the baby’s face — which is why we get concerned when these same dogs go out and eat their own or another animal’s feces … Continued

Litter Box Basic: How to Choose the Best Box for Your Cat

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By Christine D. Calder DVM DACVB #1: It is all about the size: The bigger the box the better. Ideal size is big enough for the cat to turn around in the box without touching the sides of the box (1 ½ times the length of your cat from nose to base of the tail). … Continued

What to Do When Your Cat Thinks Outside of the Box

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Written by Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, Laurie Bergman, VMD, DACVB, and Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB The most common behavioral concerns reported by clients about their cats involve litter box use.  Complaints about litter box use can often be prevented and usually be successfully treated if the client becomes good at observing their cat’s … Continued

How to Apply Flea & Tick Prevention To Even The Most Wiggly Dogs

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By Laurie Bergman, VMD, DACVB Many dogs don’t enjoy having topical parasite (flea and tick) control medications applied. Even though these medications aren’t painful, like an injection, the dogs may not like the feeling of something wet on their skin or the smell. Some dogs just don’t like having to stay still. The easiest way … Continued

Why is my dog having accidents in the house?

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Revised 8/1/2020 by Ashley L Elzerman, DVM, DACVB from previous versions of Veterinary Partner articles by Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB and Laurie Bergman, DVM, DACVB When your dog has an accident in the house, it is easy to believe the dog is acting out of spite or some other defiant motive, but this is not … Continued

Medication Station

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By Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB Over a lifetime, chances are your cat is going to need medication. However, getting a cat to take that medication is a different story. Utilizing a medication station can help you teach cats that taking medication can be a positive and stress free experience. Step 1: Choose a mat. This … Continued

Introducing Your Dog to Other Animals

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By Jacqueline Brister, DVM Originally published on Veterinary Partner 8/14/2018. Reposted with permission Date Reviewed/Revised: 07/02/2020 published 07/14/2020 Introducing a new dog to the pets of your home can be a little tricky at first. You want your current pets and your new pet to live comfortably with everyone. Keep in mind that realistic expectations … Continued

Clear Communication When Leash Walking

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By Ashley Elzerman, DVM, DACVB As we adjust to new COVID-19 procedures in our hospital I find I am moving dogs around the hospital more than ever. Clients watch as we walk their dogs from curb-side check in, through the hospital to our treatment area and then back out to the car. When walking a … Continued

CattleDog Publishing Social Media Policy Update

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  Posting and participation policy for the Facebook groups Cattledog Publishing- The Legacy of Dr. Yin, and Low Stress Handling Certified – Silver Level, as well as the affiliated page Low Stress Handling of Dogs & Cats, has been updated. All posts, comments, questions, images and links must adhere to the following rules and regulations: … Continued