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Fear Free Injection Training for Your Diabetic Pet

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Reading Time: 5 minutes When you’re the pet parent of a diabetic pet, the last thing you want is to have them associate their insulin injections with something scary. Some diabetic pets will need insulin every 12 hours for the rest of their lives, and if they don’t get their injections regularly because they’re hiding or trying to bite, […]

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Helping Your Newly Adopted Pet Adjust

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Bringing a new pet home is exciting, but can also be a little overwhelming for both of you! We’ve put together some tips to help those important first few weeks together go as smoothly as possible.

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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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Cats Dogs Veterinary Care

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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Dogs

Consent: Why It Matters for Dogs

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I had barely stepped in the house when the client attempted to hand me her puppy. The puppy was clearly terrified, dangling from the woman’s extended arms. I backpedaled right back out the door, “Please don’t give her to me. She’s afraid. This will just make it worse.” But the client, beaming with new puppy […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Holidays

Snug as a Bug in…Thunder?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When you think of summer, what comes to mind? For me, it has always been beachy weekends and holiday gatherings with family and friends. Even hammock-lounging, agenda-less summer days were associated with blissful tranquility, until, that is, I shared those dog days of summer with my best fur pal Bug. For Bug, summer, specifically the […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties

6 Ways to Calm Your Pet’s Thunder Fears

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Summer is almost upon us! For most, warmer weather represents a joyous time to be outdoors enjoying nature with friends and family.  For some pet owners, however, it signifies the start of thunderstorm season, with resulting anxiety for furry family members. Insights from Fear Free certified professional trainers can help you lessen your pet’s fear, […]

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Headed to the Groomer? You’ve Got Homework

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Reading Time: 5 minutes I get about three similar calls a week. Sometimes, callers are a bit coy. “My groomer said my dog was … er, um … well, we could use some help training him to behave.” Other times, they’re up front, “My groomer gave me your number. She said my dog tried to bite her when she […]

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Help Pets Adapt to Hearing Loss

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Growing up, we had the cutest little black-and-white Shih Tzu named Caterpillar. He was good-natured and playful, pulling toilet paper from the roll until it unraveled and climbing on top of our board games so he could become the center of attention. As he aged, Caterpillar gradually began to lose his hearing. It was difficult […]

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Gray Muzzles Make Great Students

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Reading Time: 4 minutes My first night of dog training classes is just for the human end of the leash. I want to make sure the people are on board and ready before we introduce dogs into the equation. After a successful registration night, I was going over paperwork when I spotted something out of the ordinary. “This dog […]