Litter Box Happiness – For Cats of All Ages

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  One of the leading complaints from cat owners is elimination outside of the litter box. Dr. Nicholas Dodman DVM, ACVB, of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University, reports up to 4% of cats in United States Households (3 million out of 75 million) urinate outside of the litter box weekly, with 1% urinating … Continued

Low Stress Handling™ – From the Veterinary Technicians’ Perspective

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  Every year hundreds of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal behaviorists, and others search for new and better ways to treat and train animals both in the veterinary practice and in the home. A few years ago pioneering animal behaviorist and veterinarian, Dr. Sophia Yin, developed a system for recognizing brewing fear and aggression, while reducing this … Continued

Exercising with Your Dog: A 7 Minute New Year’s Exercise Routine for You and Your Dog

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Exercising with your dog can be easy. It’s the New Year and no doubt many have vowed to exercise and get into shape. But when you wake up in the morning do you look at your dog and feel guilty that you’re working out instead of playing with him? Well, here’s a short and easy indoor workout routine that includes treats and training for your dog and exercise for you.

Is Your Dog Fit or Fat? Learn How to Body Condition Score Him

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Use the body condition system to determine if your dog is fit or fat. It’s not surprising that so many people who think their dog lacks food motivation have pets carrying the pounds that say otherwise. Approximately 1/3 of dogs and cats in the United States are markedly overweight.

Why Should You Vaccinate Against Parvovirus?

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Parvovirus is a potentially fatal illness that can cause dogs to drop like flies. Since many people are now questioning the use of vaccinations, why is it important to vaccinate against parvovirus?

Neutered Male Dogs Can Still Have Sex

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Can neutered male dogs still have sex? As a veterinarian, I regularly recommend that intact dogs be neutered, for one, as a means of population control. It’s a standard recommendation in the U.S. Interestingly, most clients have no qualms about fixing their female dog; however, for some men, the mention of surgery for their male dog puts them on the defensive.

Manners Minder Use During Rehabilitation

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The Manners Minder/Treat&Train has many useful applications. Canine rehab specialist, Sarah Johnson, of Fit Dogs, used the Manners Minder after her Border Collie had Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO) surgery on his hip.