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November 15, 2019

Taking the Fear Out of Blood Draws Benefits Pets, Clients, and the Veterinary Team

Fear Free Certified Practices have great success with getting pet owners to bring in their pets for annual wellness visits and with getting essential blood draws during those visits.
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November 11, 2019

Feline Needs in Confinement: A Tale of Two Kinds of Cats

By making management and housing decisions based on each cat's behavior and stress level, veterinary caregivers can improve feline welfare during care.
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November 4, 2019

FIP Symposium Will Bring Together International Experts

Investigators are traveling from around the world to participate in PURRsuing FIP and WINNing at the University of California-Davis, November 16-17.
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November 4, 2019

Time, Education Help to Manage Fear

For humans, overcoming fear, or at least learning to deal with it, takes time and practice. That's even more true for pets.
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October 28, 2019

As Seen on TV? What to Know About Punishment

Using punishment can be a liability for veterinary professionals recommending this technique because it can put the safety of the owners and pets at risk.
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October 21, 2019

Upping Adoptions for Black Cats and Dogs in Shelters

Shelter experts say that creative, cost-saving strategies are drawing attention to black cats and dogs in shelters and helping them find loving homes.
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October 16, 2019

Relieve Chronic Pain Using a Pyramid Approach

Chronic pain can be a challenge to diagnose and treat; successful management requires a multimodal approach involving the whole healthcare team and significant pet parent buy-in.
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October 14, 2019

Targeting: How to Make This Skill Work for You

Teaching pets to touch the nose to an object or hand can be helpful in several different ways, including weighing pets and using medical instruments.
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