Applying Eye Drops with Low Stress Handling™

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By M. Leanne Lilly, DVM,DACVB At some point in many dogs’ lives, they will require eye drops. This might be a one-time event to examine the eye or it may be multiple times per day to treat chronic disease. Regardless of the cause, applying eyedrops need not be a struggle for you or the pet, … Continued

Medication Station

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By Christine Calder, DVM, DACVB Over a lifetime, chances are your cat is going to need medication. However, getting a cat to take that medication is a different story. Utilizing a medication station can help you teach cats that taking medication can be a positive and stress free experience. Step 1: Choose a mat. This … 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

Sedation plus Treats for Counterconditioning

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Dr. Karolina Westlund undertook a study of the an issue many vets have questions on regarding counterconditioning at the veterinary office. Can you offer treats when you may be using sedation.

Is Your Dog a Criminal or Alcoholic? Canine Rehabilitation vs Behavior Modification

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Behavior modification is used for changing the behavior of animals and people using the scientific principles that guide learning and behavior, while rehabilitation uses exercises, ultrasound, TENS and other non-invasive technologies to help animals recover from physical injuries or prevent or slow physical processes down. So how did these terms get mixed up and why is it inappropriate? Find out here!

Medical Conditions in Aging Pets

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Dogs and cats can develop many medical conditions as they get older. Here are a few symptoms to be on the look out for.

Raw Food Dog Diet

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If you’ve considered putting your pet on a raw food dog diet, read what board certified veterinarians recommend first.

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.