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Cats Dogs Travel & Safety

This Major Airport Plays Music to Soothe Traveling Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Earlier this year, travel got a lot more relaxing for animals in transit through New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) thanks to a simple pleasure: music. At The ARK at JFK, dogs and cats can de-stress while listening to music specifically designed for animals by Zoundz Music for Pets, which plays in the kennels, […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

 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 Life at Home Other

Study Finds Dogs Judge Human Competence

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Reading Time: 3 minutes For 13 years, my dog Rio has loved catching treats I toss him. That food-motivated Lab mix excels at watching a piece of kibble fly through the air toward his face and snatching it with his mouth mid-flight. Occasionally my throw is off, and the treat will hit the top of his head or land […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Other Veterinary Care

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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Dogs New Pets

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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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, […]