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Puppy Socialization Risks and Rewards

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Puppyhood is a crucial time for physical and emotional development. However, the critical socialization window, when puppies form important impressions about their surrounding world, coincides with their vaccination schedule. You may have received conflicting recommendations about keeping unvaccinated or partially vaccinated puppies away from other dogs while their immune systems develop, and providing safe socialization […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Veterinary Care

Solving the Mystery: How Pheromones Work to Calm Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Pheromones play a significant role in the social behavior of many species, including dogs, cats, and possibly humans. Although our pets cannot consciously control pheromone secretion, the chemicals can influence how they feel in certain situations and with whom they form social bonds. Dogs and cats rely heavily on pheromone communication, using their refined sense […]

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Sedation for Your Pet is Safer Than You Think

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever felt embarrassed or concerned about your pet’s behavior at the veterinary clinic? Many pets feel fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) at the vet because of past stressful experiences or unfamiliarity with clinic staff and routine veterinary procedures. Although it may seem obvious to you that the veterinary staff is there to help, […]

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Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

Why Fear Free Care Is the Right Choice for Your Pet

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many pet owners have experienced the heart-rending sight of their beloved furry friend trembling, hiding, or acting out of character due to the fear and anxiety of a trip to the veterinarian. These reactions can be distressing for both the pet and the owner. Thankfully, there’s a revolutionary approach reshaping the veterinary landscape: Fear Free […]

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 FAQs for Pet Parents: Canine Influenza

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Canine Influenza, also known as “dog flu” or CIV, is a viral disease caused by two major strains within the United States. The original H3N8 strain was first reported in 2004 in racing greyhounds, but the more recent H3N2 strain was responsible for the 2015 epidemic that spread rapidly to over half the country and […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

 Fear Free Vaccine Experience for Canines

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Your veterinarian may have shared the importance of vaccines for your pup a time or two. That’s because vaccines not only round-out your dog’s protection against infectious diseases, but also allow you both to spend quality time together doing some of their favorite activities without the fear of what could happen. Be sure to talk with […]

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The Vital Importance of Immunology

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Our friends at Elanco are passionate about protecting you and your pets so that you can live your happiest, Fear Free life together! Even though newborn puppies and kittens are initially protected by antibodies passed down from their mothers, this protection gradually decreases over time. As you know, in order to maintain immunity, our pets […]

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Cats Dogs Life at Home New Pets Training & Grooming

Helping Cats and Dogs Live Together Safely

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes The phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” isn’t really accurate. In our experience, cats and dogs can become best friends–if they’re introduced properly. This handout provides guidelines on ways to set up your household to facilitate introductions, keep cats safe during the meet-and-greet, avoid mistakes, and ensure that everyone gets their fair share of attention.

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Dogs Life at Home New Pets Training & Grooming

Potty-Training Your Puppy

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes It’s job number one (and number two) for new puppies: Learning where to “go potty.” It might seem difficult, but we have three magic tips that will ensure a winning training program for both of you: consistency, scheduling, and praise. In our handout, we offer advice on how to set up a routine, avoid mistakes, […]

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Cats Life at Home Training & Grooming

Keeping Your Cat Off the Counter or Table

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes It’s a never-ending conflict: Your cat jumps onto the kitchen counter or dining room table, you tell her to get off, and she ignores you. It doesn’t have to be that way. In our handout, we explain why cats are attracted to these areas and the best ways to “purr-suade” them to perch elsewhere.