November 22, 2021

Know What They Are Eating Before Making a Diet Recommendation

Other than a potential need to modify the quantity of food fed, if the pet looks good, is healthy, and the product meets the pet’s needs, do you need to recommend a different food? If the owner is happy with what they feed and the diet is performing well, why change?
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November 15, 2021

Words on Birds: Collecting an Avian Behavior History

Clients who obtain parrots may or may not fully understand normal parrot behavior. Communicating that some of these behaviors are normal can educate the client and lead to a discussion on how to manage the behavior moving forward.
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November 8, 2021

Does Misery Really Love Company?

On the surface, it looks as if I have everything. I do have everything. Except for the right brain chemicals to be happy, healthy, and alive.
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November 1, 2021

Fear Free Success Story: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

More and more shelters are using skills they learn from the Fear Free program for dealing with distraught and frightened animals, helping to turn them into happy and adoptable pets.
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October 18, 2021

Bunny Basics: 10 Facts Clients Should Know Before Getting a Rabbit

Rabbits have special health needs and require regular veterinary checks and wellness exams. Be prepared to refer clients to an exotic companion mammal specialist or, if one isn’t available in your area, to educate yourself about their needs.
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September 20, 2021

Feline Pheromones: The Science Behind Them

Pheromone products are versatile and easy to use, and they can be used in combination with a behavioral plan and medical treatments.
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September 6, 2021

Veterinary Profession Burnout: A First-Person Account

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.
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