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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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Cats Veterinary Care

Feline Pain: Hiding in Plain Sight

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A woman's hand strokes a red cat.

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a child, I was fascinated by the story of Dr. Doolittle and dreamed about the exciting life I could live if I could only talk to animals. I think it was this story that led me to becoming a veterinarian, with a lot of help from some special feline family members along […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

Incontinence Is Stressful for Dogs and People. What to Know About Recognizing and Managing It

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Canine incontinence is most commonly associated with aging dogs. However, bladder issues can affect dogs of all ages and breeds for a number of lifestyle and behavioral reasons as well as serious medical conditions.

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Top 10 Things Your Vet Team Should Know About Your Pet

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes To give the best care, your veterinary team needs to know your pet inside and out. You might be surprised at some of the things that can help them treat your dog or cat. Our handout gives you the 411 on some useful things to tell them.

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Cats Veterinary Care

When Does Your Cat Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Vaccinations protect your cat from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered–it’s not necessarily every year!

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Cats Veterinary Care

Cat Behavior, Health Benefit from Early Spay/Neuter Surgery

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When young kittens reach sexual maturity, often at 5 months or younger, the yowling, spraying, and escape attempts can overwhelm cat parents, but there’s a solution.

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Dogs Veterinary Care

When Does Your Dog Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Vaccinations protect your dog from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered.

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Travel & Safety Veterinary Care

How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes The car ride to the veterinary clinic is often when pets start to become frightened about the upcoming visit. Our handout explains how you can help your dog or cat stay calm and comfortable so that arrival is less stressful.

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Cats Dogs Veterinary Care

10 Ways Fear Free Veterinary Visits Are Different

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes What does it mean that a veterinary visit is Fear Free? Before pets ever enter the clinic, our goal is to help them be comfortable with everything they see, smell, hear, feel, and taste. Our handout explains the ways we do that and how they calm your dog, cat, bird or other animal.

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Cats Senior Pets Veterinary Care

How to Relieve the Pain and Stress of Osteoarthritis in Cats

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that isn’t exclusive to senior cats; younger cats can be affected, too.