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Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Your Horse’s FAS

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you know how to tell if your horse is fearful, anxious, or stressed? We can help. Using a scale of 0 to 5, our handout shares the signs to look for.

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Cats Fears & Anxieties

Stress Sponges: How Cats Pick Up On Our Emotions

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When we’re stressed, our pets get stressed, causing changes in their health and behavior.

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Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

How Stress, Diet, and Health Cause Parrots to Pick Their Feathers

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Feather picking has a number of possible causes and sometimes is the result of a combination of factors.

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

What SNL Doesn’t Get About Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Comedy and fear are two sides of the same coin, but not when dogs are involved. What we’d change about Saturday Night Live’s dog show skit.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Bright Lights, Starring Role: 8 Tips for a Successful Pro Photoshoot With Your Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Keep an open mind and trust that even with a dog who is uncertain about the process, a photographer can still capture amazing photos.

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

The Snarling Side of Fear

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Reading Time: 3 minutes “CAN HE HAVE CHICKEN?” I yelled, projecting over the commotion of the terrier barking and growling at me. He was safely behind a baby gate, something I had arranged ahead of time with my client. This was our first meeting. “SURE!” the client yelled back. I tossed a piece of freeze-dried chicken over the baby […]

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Cats Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Conquer Your Cat’s Fear of the Big, Bad Vacuum

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When I pull out the vacuum, Mollie disappears. Fortunately, our house is large enough that she has plenty of “safe” places to hide – often the linen closet upstairs or inside a kitchen cabinet. There’s a name for this fear: Zuigerphobia. It’s a specific phobia, which is an irrational, yet excessive fear of a particular […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Training & Grooming

Nail Trims Don’t Have to Be Scary. How to Keep Them Fear Free for Both of You

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Learn seven stress-free ways to set yourself and your pets up for success with at-home nail care.

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

Monster Alert! Helping Your Dog Overcome Fear of the Vacuum Cleaner

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Reading Time: 3 minutes “The monster must DIE!” At least, that’s what I imagined the Chow mix was thinking as she launched herself at the vacuum cleaner, growling and snapping as if she were taking on a zombie horde. I cued the owner to shut off the machine. “You’re right,” I nodded. “She hates the vacuum cleaner.” Now that […]

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Cats Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Travel & Safety

Ways to Make Your Cat’s Move to a New Home Safe and Stress-Free

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a young woman, people who lived on our street moved away. But about a week after they drove off in a moving truck, neighbors discovered they’d left behind their pregnant cat – who promptly gave birth to a litter of kittens. It made me furious that someone would abandon a cat so […]