Highlights from the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – Indianapolis, IN, July 20, 2017

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  Last weekend I attended the Veterinary Behavior Symposium – the conference of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists – held in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis, IN. CattleDog Publishing co-sponsored the symposium and our booth was well attended. It was great to see so many of my friends … Continued

Scruffy’s Cadbury Egg Disaster: A Case for Training Dogs to Sit Politely Instead of Counter-Surfing

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Written by Dr. Yin in 2009, this article covers the dangers of those holiday snacks we often leave out for friends and family. And, unintentionally, for a rambunctious pet with a finely tuned nose. Although the tasty candy here was chocolate eggs, Halloween and Christmas also feature dangerous, delicious chocolate.
For most pet parents, having a dog that’s well trained would be nice but doesn’t seem like a necessity. This is especially true if the dog spends most of his time in familiar places—such as the home, or the yard, or just on short walks in the neighborhood. He may be so used to the scene that he never gets excited enough or distracted enough to be bothersome. It turns out that you can’t count on life being so mundane. One family found this out the expensive way when their Holiday house plan went awry.

Why Pooches Eat Poop

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You love them, they love you. You’re best friends…but…Why, oh, why do they eat poop?

Win a Free Nerdbook!

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Enter to win a free copy of “The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook”. Over 35,000 veterinarians and vet students own this handy veterinary reference book. They’ve used it to help them through classes, board exams, clinical rotations, and their first years in practice. Now YOU can win a FREE copy of your own.

Vegetarian Cat?

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Can you have a vegetarian cat? Several owners have said, “I’m a vegetarian and a cat lover. Are there any vegetarian diets that I can buy or make for my cat?”

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.

Bird Diets: Birds Need More Than Seeds

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We live in a land of fast food, fatty snacks, and junk food junkies. French fries dripping with grease, hamburgers packed with calories – most of us are painfully aware that our diets are less than ideal. Could our pets also be suffering from a similar situation?

Pet Holiday Hazards that Can Ambush Your Furry Friend

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The Holiday Season is always filled with unexpected expenses. Like monsoons in Manilla, you never know exactly when and how one’s going to hit. Will it be more gift-giving than planned or higher heating costs than last year? Well, if you’re an out-of-luck pet owner, it could be a surprise veterinary bill, because believe it or not, the season to be jolly also doubles as the season for Spot to visit the vet-on emergency.