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Treats for the Sweet: How to Reward Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Who doesn’t love giving treats to their pets? It’s a great way to reward them for behavior we like, to signal bedtime, or just to say “I love you.” But can you give too many treats? A good rule of paw is that treats should make up no more than 10 percent of a dog’s […]

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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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Trailer-Training Your Horse: Fear Free Tips for Success

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Is getting your horse to load up into a trailer stressful for both of you? It doesn’t have to be. Our handout offers advice on building the approach, marking reward-worthy behaviors, teaching the horse to ride safely inside, and backing out at the destination. Before you know it, your horse will be trailering like a […]

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Equines Other Veterinary Care

Giving Your Horse Oral Medication

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Mary Poppins was right. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down–even with horses. A sweet treat or tasty wet dressing can be just the ticket to get your horse to take needed medication. Our handout offers tips on how to prepare medication and get it down your horse in a kind way.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Meals Versus Treats: How Much to Give and When

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Did you know treats should only make up about 10 percent of your pet’s daily nutritional intake? Download this handout full of tips to keep your pets healthy, happy, and well “treat”-ed! Brought to you by Fear Free and our friends at Blue Buffalo.

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Cats Dogs Life at Home

Pets Love Treats: Here’s How to Give Them Wisely

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re like most pet parents, you likely want to offer your pet treats for a variety of reasons. Treats can solidify the bond with our pets, help reinforce specific behaviors, or be enjoyed as mid-day snacks. Because treats have so many different purposes, it can be helpful to have some guidelines on what, when, […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs Life at Home Other

Cabin Fever: Keep Kids and Pets Happy in Isolation

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Got bored kids, dogs, and cats at home because of the quarantine? To the rescue are two new books by Fear Free contributor Arden Moore, herself a Fear Free certified professional. She has written “A Kid’s Guide To Cats” and “A Kid’s Guide To Dogs” (Storey Publishing, ebook, $9.99, paperback, $14.95). Both are filled with […]

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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 […]

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Dental Care Do’s for Your Pet’s Good Oral Health

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Keeping a dog or cat’s mouth healthy is a key part of overall good health; after all, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Here are some ways to keep teeth clean without feeling as if it’s a chore for you and your pet. There is nothing more affectionate than big […]

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12 Safety Tips For Happy-Pet Holidays

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Reading Time: 3 minutes No one wants a trip to the veterinary emergency room, a vomiting cat, or a down dog to spoil the holiday season—let alone empty out the family wallet. Here’s how to avoid mishaps and keep pets happy. Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A […]