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Tips for Traveling with Pets

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It’s time to plan for summer vacation. Increasing numbers of owners will include their pets. Some planning and a few tips will make traveling with pets safe and enjoyable.

Puppy Potties in Playpen

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I am crate training my 4 mo Yorkie. He responded the first few weeks. I added an exercise pen so he can play unsupervised. He no longer wants to potty on his area but goes in his pen. Is the pen a bad idea?

Why Joggers Avoid Dogs

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I was running in on a bike path, says an avid marathon runner. A Rottweiler came running towards me. I stopped and stood still but when he jumped up, I instinctively tried to protect my face and he bit my arm.

Preventing Dog Bites

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The CDC reports 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. One thousand victims per day are seen at hospital emergency rooms. Animal care professionals are at risk.

Keeping Flea Products Straight

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With so many dog and cat flea and tick products on the market, it’s hard to determine which is best for your pet. According to Ronald Baynes, DVM, PhD, knowing how they work is key to sorting things out.

Puppy Play Biting Leads to Marks on Hands and Arms

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My Havanese puppy loves to nip my heals and the backs of my legs. When I stand like a tree, he pulls my jeans or nips my legs and then stops. He also likes to nip my hands and arms. I am trying to teach him to kiss me instead of nip me but that is not working so well either.

Students and Veterinarians Learn Low Stress Veterinary Handling

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It’s a gray day outside in Madison, Wisconsin, but inside, the room’s abuzz. Fifteen dogs of various sizes are being handled by veterinarians and veterinary students who are participating in the Happy Pets, Happy Vets behavior and low stress handling workshop

A Foolproof Plan for Potty Training Puppies

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My 10 week old puppy seemed to do well the first several days we had him but it’s been a week and he’s still have accidents in the house. What can we do to fix this?