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Less Stressful Handling in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

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Written By: JC Burcham, DVM 1/11/17 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. Most rabbit and guinea pig owners would agree that, when properly cared … Continued

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Litter Box Happiness – For Cats of All Ages

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  One of the leading complaints from cat owners is elimination outside of the litter box. Dr. Nicholas Dodman DVM, ACVB, of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University, reports up to 4% of cats in United States Households (3 million out of 75 million) urinate outside of the litter box weekly, with 1% urinating … Continued

CattleDog Publishing – A Look Behind the Curtain

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  Nearly eighty years ago (1939) movie-going audiences received their first look at what would eventually become an every day phenomenon. Movies in color. The film, The Wizard of Oz, wowed viewers with a mix of singing, dancing, and beautiful technicolor. In the story a young Dorothy Gail, portrayed by Judy Garland, must go on a … Continued

The Almost Perfect Puppy

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  As we come upon the holidays, people often add a pet to their home. The arrival of a little puppy can be a wonderful gift to a home, but it can also come bundled with a lot of work and difficulties if the first few weeks are not set up to have that puppy … Continued

Killer Dogs – predation and predatory aggression in pets

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  Patterns of Predation Before dogs became pets, they were wild and lived by preying on animals big and small. Dogs would gather together to chase down an older, younger, or injured animal, grabbing the jugular vein or abdomen, resulting in a kill. All of the dogs would feed in turn, and bring some back to … Continued

Low Stress Handling™ – From the Veterinary Technicians’ Perspective

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  Every year hundreds of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal behaviorists, and others search for new and better ways to treat and train animals both in the veterinary practice and in the home. A few years ago pioneering animal behaviorist and veterinarian, Dr. Sophia Yin, developed a system for recognizing brewing fear and aggression, while reducing this … Continued

Halloween Horrors – Barking At The Door

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  Fear of Visitors = Barking at the Door Halloween is a fun holiday – for you humans. But from a dog’s perspective, however, it can be a little scary for us. Not only are our humans dressing strangely, but there are strangers at the door or in the house, and according to dog logic, that’s … Continued

Veterinarians and Technicians – Partners in Care like Partners in a Dance

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  As the current Executive Director of Dr. Sophia Yin’s (1966 – 2014) company, CattleDog Publishing, I am quickly realizing that I have some pretty incredible shoes to fill. Two of the many things that Dr. Yin was known for, before her passing, was her passion for research and her love for writing in a … Continued

Sophia Yin, DVM, MS – Her Legacy Lives On

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  I am not usually one to recognize the day of a person’s death – I like to focus more on birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones of happiness; not grief. It has now been 2 years since Dr. Sophia Yin passed away. Recognizing this loss is important as a way to grieve and to progress … Continued

Medicating a Grumpy Cat You Love, Part 2

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The 80% Rule: 80% of the success when giving a medication happens before it ever touches your cat. This means that there are specific techniques you must perform before you attempt to give medication or SQ fluids, that greatly increase the chance that your cat will accept the treatment. You must provide these techniques, step-by-step, … Continued