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Solving the Mystery: How Pheromones Work to Calm Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Pheromones play a significant role in the social behavior of many species, including dogs, cats, and possibly humans. Although our pets cannot consciously control pheromone secretion, the chemicals can influence how they feel in certain situations and with whom they form social bonds. Dogs and cats rely heavily on pheromone communication, using their refined sense […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Life at Home

What Cats Want and Need: The Science Behind Their Happiness

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Reading Time: 5 minutes By Mikkel Becker, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, CTC We share our hearts and homes with our feline friends. However, as undeniably deep as the connection with our cats goes, there are certain aspects of our lives that simply can’t be shared. That’s because as much as we love our cats (and believe they love […]

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Cats Dogs Shelters & Fostering Veterinary Care

Innovative Shelter Program Saves Parvo Puppies and FeLV Cats – and Helps Others Do It, Too

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Innovative Shelter Program Saves Parvo Puppies and FeLV Cats – and Helps Others Do It, Too Jen Reeder A shelter’s groundbreaking initiative to save dogs and cats with dreaded viruses – canine parvovirus and feline leukemia – all started in a veterinarian’s bathroom. Back in 2008, Ellen Jefferson, DVM, president and CEO of the Texas […]

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Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

Why Fear Free Care Is the Right Choice for Your Pet

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many pet owners have experienced the heart-rending sight of their beloved furry friend trembling, hiding, or acting out of character due to the fear and anxiety of a trip to the veterinarian. These reactions can be distressing for both the pet and the owner. Thankfully, there’s a revolutionary approach reshaping the veterinary landscape: Fear Free […]

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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, […]

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Help Pets Adapt to Hearing Loss

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Growing up, we had the cutest little black-and-white Shih Tzu named Caterpillar. He was good-natured and playful, pulling toilet paper from the roll until it unraveled and climbing on top of our board games so he could become the center of attention. As he aged, Caterpillar gradually began to lose his hearing. It was difficult […]

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Veterinary Care

Fear Free Adds to New Practice Success

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Lake City Animal Health & Wellness Center in Warsaw, Indiana, opened their new clinic in 2018 after transitioning from a small building to a large practice where they could separate the dogs from the cats because they were looking into become certified as a cat-friendly practice. However, when they began looking, they discovered the Fear […]

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Cats

Fear Free Feline Photo Shoots

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Every year, you send out the same holiday cards. Recently, you’ve been getting more photo print cards of entire families and you want to try it out. You need to get everyone to the photography studio, including your cat because, after all, she’s part of your family. You’d love some single shots of kitty, too, […]

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Dogs Travel & Safety Veterinary Care

One Health Clinic: Revolutionizing Health Care for Unhoused Humans and Their Pets

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Relationships are at the heart of Fear Free, including the ones that are sometimes overlooked by society. “Imagine being an unhoused pet parent living in the shadows of society with a life preserver cleverly disguised as a dog or cat. You might be sick. Your pet might be sick. Or both of you,” says Fear […]

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Cats Life at Home Training & Grooming

Keeping Your Cat Off the Counter or Table

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes It’s a never-ending conflict: Your cat jumps onto the kitchen counter or dining room table, you tell her to get off, and she ignores you. It doesn’t have to be that way. In our handout, we explain why cats are attracted to these areas and the best ways to “purr-suade” them to perch elsewhere.