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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

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