New Poster! The Body Language of Feline Anxiety

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The first step to keeping animals calm is understanding their way of communicating with us humans. We’ve covered the important cues to dog behavior in our Body Language of Fear in Dogs poster. Now we have those same cues in poster form for cats! This informative tool can now be downloaded as a pdf, which means … Continued

Pretzel Stick Dental Exams

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Dr. Sally Foote DVM Have you ever had a patient you wanted to “flip the lip” for a dental exam, but the patient was anxious about mouth handling? Raising the upper lip, also known as “Flip the lip” can be difficult for pets’ who are wary of handling around the head. These situations are challenging, … 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.

A Visit to the Medical Center for Birds

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Several years ago, Dr. Yin paid a visit to the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley, California to learn about bird handling. Using her notes and questions, we followed up with Dr. Brian Speer, the President & Director, on his approach to Low Stress Handling™ for birds and his efforts to change how veterinary professionals handle avians.

What Does Low Stress Handling Mean For You?

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By now, you’ve probably heard all about the Low Stress Handling™ Certification Program. You know it’s got these videos you can watch that are… maybe all lectures or something? There might be books involved, but you know it exists. So, what is it, exactly?

New DVD: Desensitization and Counterconditioning

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We are proud to release the latest part of the Handling, Moving and Restraining series: DESENSITIZATION and COUNTERCONDITIONING: Teaching Dogs to Willingly Accept Medical Procedures. This part of the Handling, Moving & Restraining series completes a revolutionary, educational, workshop collection in which you learn directly from Dr. Yin, right in your own home.

The Case of Finn, the Cat Who’s Afraid of Toenail Trims and the Vet

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In 2009, Dr. Yin produced the first and only textbook and DVD on Low Stress Handling of dogs and cats in the hospital or shelter setting. Since then the methods and philosophy have spread around the world. In this article, Dr. Yin’s colleague in the Netherlands, Dr. Valerie Jonckheer –Sheehy details how she used desensitization and counterconditioning to give a cat a pleasant toenail trim.