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For Good Cat-Dog Relationships, Focus on the Cat, Study Suggests

February 18, 2019 Blog

By assuring owners that cardiac exams are pain free and by handling animals in a gentle way that ensures minimal…Read More

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Heart Smart: Conducting Fear Free Cardiology Exams for Puppies and Kittens

February 11, 2019 Blog

By assuring owners that cardiac exams are pain free and by handling animals in a gentle way that ensures minimal…Read More

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Take a Fear Free Approach to Sharing the Fear Free Approach with Colleagues

February 4, 2019 Blog

Introducing Fear Free techniques to colleagues who aren’t familiar with them or who may be resistant to change can be…Read More

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Don’t Leave Me: Why, When, and How to “Take Pets to the Back”

January 28, 2019 Blog

Pet owners may object to having their animals “taken to the back.” Here’s what to consider when deciding whether it’s…Read More

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Healing Touch: Fear Free Techniques Help Pets Belonging to Homeless People

January 21, 2019 Blog

When Dr. Laurie Peek showed up for her first shift providing care to animals living with people who were homeless,…Read More

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Ways to Minimize Stress Diarrhea In Patients

January 7, 2019 Blog

We have all been there. The embarrassed client who pokes her head in the door and asks if we have…Read More

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Nutraceuticals for Fear, Anxiety, and Stress? What to Consider

January 7, 2019 Blog

Do you have clients asking about using nutraceuticals for their pets’ behavior issues? Here’s a primer on what they can—and…Read More

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Helping Pet Owners Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Stress About Their Pets’ Dental Procedures

January 4, 2019 Blog

Recent resources have focused on how to manage fear, anxiety, and stress in the hospitalized or emergent patient. But what…Read More

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Quack Or On Track? How To Deal With Dr. Google

December 17, 2018 Blog

Many years ago when I worked as a veterinary technician, I spent much of my time “translating” the doctor’s medical-speak…Read More

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Fear Free Certifications Instantly Create Marketing Opportunities Inside And Outside Your Practice

December 17, 2018 Blog

In today’s competitive veterinary industry, many different certifications can set a practice apart: Cat Friendly Practice, American Animal Hospital Association…Read More

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AAFP Provides Consensus Statement On Feeding Cats

December 10, 2018 Blog

The American Association of Feline Practitioners has just released a consensus statement (not evidence-based guidelines) entitled, “Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing…Read More

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Pain Scales: Choosing The Best One For You And Your Patients

December 10, 2018 Blog

One of the tenets of Fear Free is that pets should also be as pain free as possible. A pet…Read More