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July 26, 2021

Compulsive Behaviors in Cats: How to Recognize and Manage Them

Changes and conflict in their lives can evoke stress and anxiety in cats. One common reaction is over-grooming.
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July 20, 2021

The Importance of Managing Pain in the Fear Free Practice

For many chronic OA cases, there are other factors that can influence the ability to manage both pain and disease progression, and they should all be looked at.
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July 19, 2021

Repairing a Broken Human-Animal Bond

A skilled veterinary behavior professional should be able to demonstrate the prescribed behavioral therapy plans, coach the client through them, and be flexible with both pet and owner learning styles.
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July 12, 2021

How Animal Shelters “Catify” to Benefit Cats and Adopters

Create an environment that brings out the best in shelter cats, reduces their fear, anxiety, and stress, shows them in their best light, and is beautiful as well.
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June 28, 2021

From Hiss to Kiss: Feral Kitten Clicker Training

Clicker training puts the kitten in control. She chooses to repeat the behavior because she understands that something positive will follow. In a shelter where she may feel like she has lost all control, this is powerful.
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June 21, 2021

From Hiss to Kiss: Feral Kitten Socialization

6 weeks old. Six-week-old kittens are within the primary socialization window, 2 to 7 weeks of age, when It’s easiest to socialize them. That said, older kittens may still come around since individuals develop at different rates.
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June 21, 2021

That Hurts, But I Won’t Tell You About It: How to Find and Help Your Feline OA Patients

Partner with your cat-owning clients by asking them to screen their cats in the environment where they are most likely to show signs of OA, and you will be better able to diagnose your arthritic feline patients.
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June 14, 2021

What to Know About Recognizing Signs of FAS in Avian Patients

Specific signals of fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) to attend to differ slightly by species, but what remains constant across the board for delivering Fear Free care is to attend to what animals communicate through their body language.
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