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

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

The Scruff Substitute

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Dr. Sally J. Foote, DVM, LSHC-Silver This type of restraint is called the “cowl technique.”  A pillowcase, flannel baby blanket, or thin hand towel is rolled into a tube and wrapped quickly around the neck like a doughnut to hold the head.  The point of restraint is like scruffing but does not create the association … Continued

Organization for Low Stress Success

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By Dr. Sally Foote, DVM Having the tools at your side to deliver the Low Stress care experience is important, especially when creating a new culture of care. It is important that the treats, paper bowls, towels and other tools are stocked every night just like the cotton balls, alcohol and syringes. Here are photos … Continued

Feline Enrichment at Indy Humane

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By Dr. Sally Foote, DVM, CABC-IAABC, LSH-S January 24, 2019 As practices and shelters are looking to incorporate Low Stress Handling skills into their daily routines, our work at CattleDog Publishing continues to grow. I recently traveled to the Midwest to present full day seminars on Low Stress Handling. I had a wonderful group of … Continued

Dr. Yin and Rhodesian Ridgeback demonstrate muzzle

NEW CDP Quarterly Magazine!!!

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  We are proud to announce the launch of the 2nd issue of the new CattleDog Publishing Quarterly magazine. We’ve had a lot of fun putting this issue together for you, and more than a little doggie slobber to prove it. In this issue we announce the launch of four (4) brand new webinars on … Continued

Building A Low Stress Clinic

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Featured Low Stress Handling Clinic: Zionsville Country Veterinary Clinic (Whitestown, IN)   I met Dr. Shari Lyons many years ago at a women’s veterinary practice owners retreat in Louisville, Kentucky. I lost touch with her over the years, but we reconnected when she contacted me about bringing more Low Stress Handling® training into her clinic. … Continued

CattleDog Publishing Quarterly (magazine) – August 2018

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And Just Like That, Our Newsletter Has Become A Magazine!!! We are very excited to present to you the first issue of our brand new digital magazine.We have a lot of wonderful things planned for the CattleDog Publishing Quarterly magazine, not the least of which is all of the wonderful information and resources that are … Continued

Under sink litter box

Litter Box Misses – When Your Cat Goes Right Next to the Box

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Dr. Sally Foote DVM, CABC-IAABC, LSHC-S May 2018 As a Veterinarian I am often surprised by how infrequently clients will ask about their cat who is not depositing their stool or urine in the litter box. I have learned over the many years I have been in practice to ask specifically if the cat is … Continued