Sedating the Killer Cat

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A cat comes in to the hospital stressed to kill. What should you do? While cases like this are stressful for these fearful cats, they can cause just as much anxiety in experienced hospital staff as well as clients and other patients exposed to the sound of the loud struggles that ensue.

Day School For Dogs

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Most dog owners dream of having a well-behaved dog—one that greets guests politely, walks down the street calmly and will come when called. We all know that dog training is a process that takes time and persistence, but often we become overwhelmed with the demands of our hectic schedules and the needs of our dogs. How can dog owners balance these conflicting interests, perhaps in addition to their own inexperience, and still develop a well-socialized, well-trained and well-behaved dog? One program, Bark Tutor School for Dogs in Indianapolis, offers an innovative way for dog owners to do just that. I had the opportunity to talk with Brad Phifer, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, the trainer who developed this exciting program.

Thundershirt® Allows Cat to have a Positive Veterinary Hospital Visit

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According to the Bayer veterinary care usage study funded by Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division, fear and stress prompt 39% of owners to take their cats to the vet hospital only in cases of emergencies, and 37.6% of owners feel stressed just thinking about going to the vet. However, in some cases, the Thundershirt can have a clear positive effect and the effects are quick.

Translated Posters

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Here are some of our free downloads, translated into other languages.

Separation Anxiety Solution: Training Fido That Calm Behavior Makes You Return

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A dog with separation anxiety can be frustrating. How can you get to that point where you even can leave your dog for short periods in a room or alone in the house and be sure he’s having a positive experience? The following is one set of exercises that can be pivotal in training your dog.

Calf Fenceline Weaning Project

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The purpose of the calf fenceline weaning project was to determine whether a difference in stress and growth occurred between calves weaned across a fenceline [but still could have contact with their mothers] vs. calves weaned completely separated from their mothers.

Separation Anxiety – Canine Style

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Separation anxiety is one of the most common reasons for a trip to the animal behaviorist. Here are some helpful tips to calm your canine while you are away.

Are Head Collars on Dogs Dangerous or Safe? It’s All About Technique!

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Head halters attached to leashes are tools designed to help you control your dog by guiding their head, just as halters and lead ropes are used to help control horses. But are they safe for dogs who are likely to run to the end of their leash? Dr. Yin explains the use of head halters and how to use them safely.