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How To Face Fear Free Challenges: A Q&A With Dr. Marty Becker and Dr. Kathryn Primm

October 22, 2018 Blog

People frequently approach me after lectures with questions about how I handle issues with implementing Fear Free. I have ideas…Read More

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Fear Free Efforts Can Turn Petrified into Purr-ified

October 15, 2018 Blog

Stranger danger is one of the greatest concerns for cats during veterinary care, says Fear Free-certified professional Amy Shojai, CABC,…Read More

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Understanding And Coping With The Stress Of Being A Vet Tech

October 15, 2018 Blog

Being a vet tech is stressful for a lot of obvious reasons, including long hours, a fast pace, difficult schedules,…Read More

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What About Your Fears?

October 8, 2018 Blog

It is well established that animals can pick up on our emotions, including fear and hesitation. Equine veterinarians are especially…Read More

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Senior Cats: How To Uncover Their Health Secrets

October 8, 2018 Blog

We all know that cats are tough to decode. They hold their secrets tightly, refusing to share how they feel.…Read More

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Calming Pet Owners’ Concerns About Sedation

October 1, 2018 Blog

Sedation, including pre-visit pharmaceutical, in-clinic administration of a combination or both, is a critical component of Fear Free.  However, pet…Read More

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Facebook LIVE: How do we implement Fear Free in the ER?

September 21, 2018 Blog

In this Fear Free-Zoetis Facebook LIVE event, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, will tackle one of the most frequent questions…Read More

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Noise Aversion in Dogs: A Common Condition that Goes Undiagnosed

September 4, 2018 Blog

Noise aversion affects over one-third of dogs in the U.S., yet it largely goes undiagnosed, leaving many dogs to suffer…Read More

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Study: Exploring Pain & Noise Aversion

September 4, 2018 Blog

Noise sensitivity, also known as noise aversion, phobia or anxiety affects over 1/3 of dogs in the US. Noise triggers…Read More

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It’s Time For A Veterinary “High Five” For a “Low .5”

August 21, 2018 Blog

Studies show that the number-one thing people fear about medical care is needles. But, besides the prick of the needle,…Read More

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Fear Free Failure? Not A Chance. Here’s Why

August 9, 2018 Blog

You heard about the Fear Free initiative, and now you have become certified. You have an amazing number of tools…Read More

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Thunder Fears? Help Owners Recognize, Treat Them Early

June 19, 2018 Blog

Pet owners, and people in general, tend to ignore problems until they become too troublesome to ignore. It’s human nature…Read More