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Separation Anxiety: The Fear of Being Alone

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Christine D. Calder, DVM,DACVB Laurie Bergman, VMD, DACVB (This article was originally posted on Veterinary Partner on 6/4/2020) Dogs are highly social, and most dogs thrive best when they have company. Being alone results in separation anxiety and other separation-related behaviors for many dogs. How do I know if my dog has separation anxiety? Signs … Continued

CattleDog Publishing joins the VIN Family.

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    Since the untimely death of Dr. Sophia Yin in 2014, her work and publishing company, CattleDog Publishing, has continued under the ownership of her trust. This has been accomplished thanks to the hardworking CattleDog staff and the guidance of her friend and colleague Dr. Sally Foote. This year, CattleDog Publishing shifts from Sophia’s trust … Continued

The Drug Resistant Client – Understanding Why Clients Would Refuse Medications

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By Sally J. Foote, DVM, CABC-IAABC Advances in animal behavior have helped veterinarians provide less stressful care to many patients, both large and small. The ability to correctly read the body language of stress before it reaches aggression, and then respond to this by changing the exam room, treatment, and hospitalization areas has helped keep … Continued

Understanding and Compassion: Keys to a Successful Adoption

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By Traci Sennesael, LSHC-Silver Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue is a very noble thing to do and can mean the difference between life and death for many of these animals. Unfortunately, sometimes people with the best intentions find themselves overwhelmed when they bring their rescue home and are suddenly faced with some … Continued

Guidelines for Low Stress Handling® Certified – Silver Level Graduates

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So you have completed the Low Stress Handling® Silver Certification Program, now what?  We here at CattleDog Publishing, the Legacy of Dr. Sophia Yin, (the parent company of the Low Stress Handling® University and the Low Stress Handling® Certification program) are constantly looking for new ways to help support you as a Low Stress Handling® Silver … Continued

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

The Bunny Burrito

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By Dr. Sally Foote, DVM   We are grateful to J.C. Burcham, DVM, for her permission to use the following photos and text. Many thanks to our model, Mr. Maple (pictured to the right), for his excellent cooperation in demonstrating towel wrapping.               Maple is placed in the center of … Continued

101 Essential Tips: 3 New Books Available In Our Store

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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