July 8, 2018

How To Give A More Comfortable Injection Experience

A fear of needles is the number-one most dreaded thing in human medicine. We’re not talking timidity here. Put needles in the same heart-pounding, throat-tightening, face-flushed category as spiders and snakes. If this weren’t bad enough, it can truly be doubly worse at the veterinary hospital where both the pet and pet owner can explode in a full-blown panic attack in the exam room on sight of a 22-gauge ¾-inch needle.
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June 19, 2018

Thunder Fears? Help Owners Recognize, Treat Them Early

Pet owners, and people in general, tend to ignore problems until they become too troublesome to ignore. It’s human nature to put off dealing with things if we’re not sure how to proceed or think it will be too much work. If you live in an area that’s prone to thunderstorms, though, you can help clients stave off pet fears and phobias before they become serious.
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April 17, 2018

From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

Have you ever wished you had a simple guide to help your clients take their dogs from fearful to Fear Free? One that was not only supportive of the veterinary relationship, but written by boarded veterinary behaviorists, a nationally recognized veterinarian, and a credentialed and experienced trainer -- all Fear Free Certified?
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March 22, 2018

Senior Care: Seeing Old Cats Early And Often

A cat’s golden years occur in three stages: mature (7 to 10 years), senior (11 to 14 years), and geriatric (15 years and up). This period can be the most rewarding for cat owners—who may be aging right along with their pets and thus can identify with their ailments—as well as for the veterinarians who care for them.
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March 15, 2018

Human-Animal Bond Certification Announced

A new human-animal bond certification program for veterinarians, veterinary nurses and practice managers was announced at VMX in Orlando, Florida. Veterinarians, researchers and academics developed the course.
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March 7, 2018

From Food To Fear Free, Cats Win With Winn

If you treat cats in your practice-and I'm guessing that most of you do-you may or may not know that you can thank the Winn Feline Foundation for much of the knowledge you have about treating them. Over the past 50 years, Winn has funded nearly everything important that has been revealed about cat health, and to no surprise, is also an avid supporter of Fear Free.
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March 5, 2018

Veterinarians and Pet Sitters Can Team Up To Provide Fear Free Care

Owners often ask pet sitters about health issues, and it's not unusual for pet sitters to notice a health problem before the owner does, simply because they're seeing the pet with a fresh eye. But pet sitters aren't veterinarians.
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February 19, 2018

New Products Promote Pets’ Physical, Emotional Wellbeing

New products debuted at this past month's VMX conference in Orlando, Florida, are designed to enhance the human-animal bond as well as promote animals' physical wellbeing and emotional comfort.
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