What to Do When Your Cat Thinks Outside of the Box

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Written by Karen Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, Laurie Bergman, VMD, DACVB, and Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB The most common behavioral concerns reported by clients about their cats involve litter box use.  Complaints about litter box use can often be prevented and usually be successfully treated if the client becomes good at observing their cat’s … Continued

Why is my dog having accidents in the house?

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Revised 8/1/2020 by Ashley L Elzerman, DVM, DACVB from previous versions of Veterinary Partner articles by Meredith Stepita, DVM, DACVB and Laurie Bergman, DVM, DACVB When your dog has an accident in the house, it is easy to believe the dog is acting out of spite or some other defiant motive, but this is not … Continued

Introducing Your Dog to Other Animals

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By Jacqueline Brister, DVM Originally published on Veterinary Partner 8/14/2018. Reposted with permission Date Reviewed/Revised: 07/02/2020 published 07/14/2020 Introducing a new dog to the pets of your home can be a little tricky at first. You want your current pets and your new pet to live comfortably with everyone. Keep in mind that realistic expectations … Continued

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

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

Meet Alana Stevenson, Creator of “Feline Fundamentals” Webinars

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We are excited to offer new feline handling webinars by noted animal behaviorist Alana Stevenson. Alana has been helping dog and cat owners resolve their pets’ behavioral problems since early 2003. She is certified in Low Stress Handling for Dogs and Cats, is on the Cat-Friendly Practice Advisory Council for the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is the … Continued

“What Did You Say?” – What Your Body Language Says To Your Pet

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By Debbie Gass, CVT, LSHC-S, and Traci Sennesael, LSHC-S   With so many different training resources available throughout the world today, it can be quite overwhelming when deciding which program will best fit the lifestyle of you and your pet. And, like with most things in life, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to training … Continued

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Low Stress Handling® Resources from CattleDog Publishing

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By Sally J. Foote, DVM, CABC-IAABC, LSHC-S Executive Director, CattleDog Publishing February 21, 2019 As the discipline of reducing stress during veterinary care grows, it helps to have a place where you can find resources.   In this post, I have gathered the handouts, blog articles, book chapters, and on-line course content descriptions in one place to … 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