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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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Sedation for Your Pet is Safer Than You Think

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever felt embarrassed or concerned about your pet’s behavior at the veterinary clinic? Many pets feel fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) at the vet because of past stressful experiences or unfamiliarity with clinic staff and routine veterinary procedures. Although it may seem obvious to you that the veterinary staff is there to help, […]

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Want to Communicate Better with Your Dog? Understand How They Learn

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Pet caretakers often relate to their dogs in a manner that’s most closely akin to a parent-child relationship. However, while we may view our dogs as our “fur kids,” in day-to-day living it’s likely we’ll encounter ongoing reminders of just how much “dog” they actually are. It’s there, in the contrast of who we expect […]

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Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Chin Rest Challenge: How to Use This Cooperative Care Behavior

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The concept of cooperative care is a simple one: teach pets behaviors that will allow them to willingly participate in their own health and grooming care. When they do, brushing and combing, injections, pill-giving and more are easier on everyone—especially your dog. The chin rest is one such behavior and it has many applications. Here’s […]

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Dog Bite Insurance Claims: Why Are They Rising?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Something’s going down with our relationship with “man’s best friend,” and it’s not the number of dog bites. According to an article in the April 12, 2023, Insurance Journal, the number of dog bite claims since 2003 has gone from 7,359 to 17,597: a whopping increase of 139 percent. That number far exceeds the corresponding […]

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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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 FAQs for Pet Parents: Canine Influenza

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Canine Influenza, also known as “dog flu” or CIV, is a viral disease caused by two major strains within the United States. The original H3N8 strain was first reported in 2004 in racing greyhounds, but the more recent H3N2 strain was responsible for the 2015 epidemic that spread rapidly to over half the country and […]

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 Fear Free Vaccine Experience for Canines

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Your veterinarian may have shared the importance of vaccines for your pup a time or two. That’s because vaccines not only round-out your dog’s protection against infectious diseases, but also allow you both to spend quality time together doing some of their favorite activities without the fear of what could happen. Be sure to talk with […]

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The Vital Importance of Immunology

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Our friends at Elanco are passionate about protecting you and your pets so that you can live your happiest, Fear Free life together! Even though newborn puppies and kittens are initially protected by antibodies passed down from their mothers, this protection gradually decreases over time. As you know, in order to maintain immunity, our pets […]

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Meeting Rabbits’ Needs Makes Them Friendlier

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Rabbits are among the most popular of pets other than cats and dogs, but there’s still a lot the average bunny owner may not know about bringing out their friendly side. A recent study can shed light on what you need to know about spay/neuter status, gender, size, how the rabbits were bred and raised, […]