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Dogs Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Give It a Chin Rest

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I had just started a private training lesson when I noticed the little Poodle’s right eye was swollen, with yellow-greenish goop gathering in the corner and seeping down the side of his nose. He kept winking at me, clearly uncomfortable. “Has Buddy seen your veterinarian?” I asked. “Poor guy, his eye looks awful!” “I just […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties

The Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Dogs

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Is your dog relaxed, interested, anxious, getting scared, or ready to run for the hills? You can tell a lot by reading his body language and paying attention to his vocalizations. In our handout, we offer tips on how to recognize whether your dog’s level of fear, anxiety, or stress is escalating. If you have […]

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Cats Fears & Anxieties

The Spectrum of Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Cats

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Is your cat relaxed, interested, anxious, getting scared, or ready to run under the bed? You can tell a lot by reading body language and paying attention to vocalizations. In our handout, we offer tips on how to recognize whether your cat’s level of fear, anxiety, or stress is escalating. If you have concerns, talk […]

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Equines Fears & Anxieties Other Training & Grooming

Tricks and Treats Help Horses Gain Courage

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When a horse becomes part of your life, it is important to help him learn to deal with changes and unusual interactions without fear.

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Cats

Cats Know How to Rack Up the Zzzzs, but Is Their Sleep Serene or Stress-Filled? What to Look for

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Reading Time: 5 minutes When it comes to sleeping, cats have famously made it an art form. However, while sleeping cats may look peaceful, not all feline sleep is serene. Cats know how to fake it, especially when they are stressed and trying to hide anxiety. And, if that’s the case, what are they dreaming about? Your Cat’s Sleep […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Training & Grooming

How to Manage a Fear Free Return Home

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes You take your dog or cat to the vet or groomer, and when they come back, your other pets growl or hiss at them, as if they’ve suddenly become the enemy. That’s because your pet smells different, maybe even scary, thanks to the scents they bring back from the clinic or salon, where they’ve been […]

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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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Get to Know the Wild Side of Companion Parrots

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A Fear Free Certified avian expert shares how learning about behavior of wild parrots can help you build a relationship with your parrot.

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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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Dogs Holidays Uncategorized

Sound Off! What to Do When Your Pet is Frightened by Thunder, Fireworks, or Other Noises

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Crack! Boom! Whizz! Pop! Loud and sudden sounds are the bane of dogs and their people. Dogs are startled by loud, unexpected sounds and can develop debilitating fears related to them. People hate seeing their dogs frightened and trembling in response to thunder and lightning; the whizzing, flaring lights, and explosions of fireworks; or the […]