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August 15, 2019

4 Reasons to Start a Puppy Socialization Class in Your Clinic

Do you think the safest place for every new puppy is within his own home until after the last set of vaccinations? If so, you may be running the risk of the puppy’s early death due to behavior problems.
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August 13, 2019

The Itchy Dog, Part 2: The Fear Free Canine Dermatology Exam

As the patient’s veterinary professional team, you can work together to provide real relief of the stress and anxiety of itch for your patients and peace of mind for pet parents.
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August 12, 2019

Can You Spare 15 Minutes? Study Shows Value of Brief Petting Sessions for Shelter Dogs

When asked why they don’t volunteer at a shelter, people often say they don’t have time. What if they knew that just 15 minutes of quiet petting could have a measurable effect on a dog’s wellbeing? That’s the result of a recent study.
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August 12, 2019

The Itchy Dog, Part 1: The Emotional Roller Coaster of Canine Itch

Summer allergies to environmental allergens can lead to itchy skin from allergic and atopic dermatitis. Signs of itch such as constant scratching, chewing, licking, rolling, rubbing, scooting, and head shaking can cause suffering, anxiety, and stress in our canine patients and their pet parents.
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August 5, 2019

Building Bonds the Fear Free Way

Get inspired by fellow Fear Free Certified Professionals as they help pets stay cool, calm, and collected during care.
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July 29, 2019

Crisis Communication: Tips for Calming Pet Owners

Good communication can be difficult in times of crisis. A promising communication model can help veterinarians calm pet owners.
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July 22, 2019

Why Behavior Evaluations in Shelters Can Be Misleading

There was a time when formal shelter behavior evaluations for dogs seemed like an important breakthrough. But while an objective way to assess behavior seems like a great idea, it's increasingly clear that these batteries of tests aren't doing the job it was hoped they'd do.
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July 15, 2019

Kitten Socialization: Creating the Purrfect Feline Patient and Pet

Scratching the surface of kitten socialization, the benefits of kitten socialization classes, and how to start these courses in your own practice.
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