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Dogs Fears & Anxieties

What Fear, Anxiety, Stress, and Frustration Look Like in Shelter Dogs

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Being in a shelter is stressful for dogs. They’re afraid, anxious, and frustrated, bouncing between boredom from lack of activity and excitement when they see people who may interact with them. Or they may have medical issues that are contributing to their behavior. Our handout explains the signs of FAS and offers ways to help […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

Building a Foundation for a Fear Free Veterinary Visit

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you hate the thought of taking your pet to the vet because the visit is so stressful for them? We’re here to help! Our handout shares ways you can start at home to prepare your pet for a veterinary visit so they stay calm and happy during the car ride, the exam, and the […]

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Birds Fears & Anxieties

Is Your Bird Fearful, Anxious, or Stressed? How to Tell

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes If you’re new to birds, you might not be up on how to read avian body language, but it’s important to know to avoid a bite from that powerful beak. Our handout explains the clues that signal relaxed body language or fear, anxiety, or stress in your bird.

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Birds Fears & Anxieties Life at Home

Be Soothing, Not Scary: 8 Tips on Making Friends With a Parrot

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are a fan of parrots, you look forward to those moments when you get to make a new parrot friend. While some dogs or cats may respond to a new person right away, birds can sometimes show escape and avoidance behaviors when meeting a stranger, and require a little extra effort on our […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Travel & Safety

7 Tactics to Reduce Stress, Ease Motion Sickness in Your Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Summer is road trip season. If your dog suffers from motion sickness, the following tips may help him enjoy the ride.

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Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Your Horse

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes 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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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

8 Tips to Help Prevent Separation Anxiety

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Dogs don’t have to develop separation anxiety. Every dog needs to learn some independence so they’re comfortable staying home alone when their people are at work or school. Since they can’t read a book or turn the TV on to watch the Food Channel, our handout offers advice on providing ways dogs can entertain themselves […]

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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.