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April 19, 2021

Study Suggests Simple Cage Modification to Reduce Stress in Hospitalized Cats

Looking at ways to mitigate stressors while still being able to easily observe feline patients, especially when they are ill or recovering from procedures, benefits both veterinary teams and the cats themselves.
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April 12, 2021

Taking Fear Free on the Road: Veterinary Van Life

No car ride, no waiting in the lobby, no scary odors from other animals: These are among the ways mobile practices enhance the Fear Free experience for pets and their people.
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April 5, 2021

Helping Pets, Helping People

Veterinarians, technicians, and staff with Fear Free training help make patients feel happy, not helpless, when they anticipate a veterinary exam. Here are some member success stories.
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March 29, 2021

Updated Feline Vaccine Recommendations Focus on Individual Needs

Factors to consider for an individualized plan include age and life stage, disease susceptibility, whether immunity from the mother is still likely, activity level, and reproductive status.
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March 22, 2021

The Link Between Pain and Problem Behavior

Research is identifying an increasing number of behavioral effects of pain and discomfort. When an underlying medical issue is identified, both medical and behavioral treatment may be needed.
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March 15, 2021

Fear Free in a Pandemic: Challenges and Advantages

Some challenges are not specifically about handling pets. It has become even more important for practitioners and staff to remember to take their own mental wellbeing into account.
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March 8, 2021

Research Shows New Medical Treatment for Painful Canine Stomatitis

Anderson found that the number, size, and shape of the ulcers varied between dogs. Most of the ulcers were distributed symmetrically, appearing at the same site on both the left and right side. The ulcers were generally in contact with an opposing tooth surface and its plaque.
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March 1, 2021

Putting Principles Into Action

Veterinarians, technicians, and staff with Fear Free training help make patients feel happy, not helpless, when they anticipate a veterinary exam. Here are some of the ways members have put their training to work.
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