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January 20, 2020

Pig Out With Treats to Earn Porcine Trust

Using treat rewards, providing a soothing care environment, and using calming aids are all ways to encourage a pig's willing participation during care.
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January 13, 2020

How Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release Works in One Florida Community

A multi-pronged approach is saving the lives of community cats in West Palm Beach, Florida. Here are tactics that work.
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January 6, 2020

Fear Free Success Stories: Get Inspired

For Fear Free Certified professionals, the animals they see inspire them to make the veterinary clinic a safe and happy space.
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December 30, 2019

Reward-Based Training Depends on Owner Perceptions

Negative emotions and a lack of confidence in using positive reinforcement techniques can affect whether people will use positive reinforcement techniques.
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December 23, 2019

20 Surprising Treats to Tempt Your Patients

Just as we have our own individual taste preferences, so do dogs and cats. And food can be the way to their hearts, especially if it's unusual.
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December 17, 2019

Easy Questions to Ask Clients About Their Dog’s Parasite Exposure Risk

You want to prevent anxiety, reduce stress and keep it Fear Free for your clients, but it can be challenging if they don’t volunteer the information you need to gauge their dog’s risk for parasitic infection.
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December 16, 2019

Fear Free at Home: Helping Dogs With Separation Anxiety

Dogs with separation-related diagnoses make up 10 to 20 percent of the cases referred to veterinary behaviorists. Here's how to help them and their owners.
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December 9, 2019

Study Finds Link Between Joint Problems and Arousability in Dogs

A recent study found an unusual link between joints and brains: a strong association between excitability, or hyperarousability, and loose hips in dogs.
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Fall/Winter 2019 Issue Available Now!