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Disaster Preparedness for Pets: What to Know

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You never know when disaster will strike. Each year, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters cause people to flee their homes in search of safety. In case of a disaster, it’s important to create a plan that takes the safety of pets as well as people into consideration. A disaster preparedness plan includes […]

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Puppy Socialization: Does it mean what you think it means?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes What is the most critical period of your puppy’s life? It’s not her first snowfall, the day you met, or the first time she sits when you ask her to. It’s the time between roughly 3 and 14 weeks known as the “socialization period.” Pet owners often ask what’s so important about this time. They […]

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When Your Dog is Afraid of Fireworks: What To Do

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Is it noise aversion? Does your dog run and hide or start panting and shaking when children in the neighborhood set off firecrackers?  Has your dog run away during the Fourth of July celebration?  If so, your dog likely suffers from noise aversion, also commonly known as noise anxiety or noise phobia.  Noise aversion affects […]

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Re-connecting with Your Best Friend: Understanding Canine Motion Sickness

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As the summer approaches, many of us will be traveling to fun places and hoping to bring our dogs with us. In fact, a recent study showed many pet parents travel with their pets every year!1  It turns out most of us take our dogs with us on daily errands (bank, gas station, coffee, etc), […]

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Reducing the Risk of a Dog Bite: Setting You and Your Dog Up for Success

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Owning a pet is a big responsibility. Dog owners are responsible for not only the health and safety of their pet but also protecting people from injury. Most dogs will never bite, but it’s important to remember that any dog, regardless of breed or type, can bite under certain circumstances. It’s Not the Breed Just […]

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Webinar with Victoria Stilwell: Reducing Dog Bites by Understanding the Secret Language of Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and pose a double tragedy to the victim and the fate of the dog. Dog bites and injury to veterinarians, staff, and pet professionals, are often considered an occupational hazard.  Many of the situations that may result in a dog bite can be prevented by understanding the language and […]

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Re-Connecting with Your Best Friend: Understanding Canine Motion Sickness

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small dog pomaranian spitz in a travel bag on board plane

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the summer approaches, many of us will be traveling to fun and hoping to bring our dogs with us. In fact, a recent study showed many pet parents travel with their pets every year!1  It turns out most of us take our dogs with us on daily errands (bank, gas station, coffee, etc), and […]

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How to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Stress About Your Pets’ Dental Care

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Even though periodontal disease is the most common disease in both cats and dogs1, many pets don’t get the dental care they need due to the fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS) they experience when going to the veterinarian. And that stress affects not only the cat or dog, but the owner, too. Two things need […]