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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

Building a Foundation for a Fear Free Veterinary Visit

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Do you hate the thought of taking your pet to the vet because the visit is so stressful for them? We’re here to help! Our handout shares ways you can start at home to prepare your pet for a veterinary visit so they stay calm and happy during the car ride, the exam, and the […]

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Dogs Veterinary Care

Incontinence Is Stressful for Dogs and People. What to Know About Recognizing and Managing It

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Canine incontinence is most commonly associated with aging dogs. However, bladder issues can affect dogs of all ages and breeds for a number of lifestyle and behavioral reasons as well as serious medical conditions.

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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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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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Cats Veterinary Care

Cat Behavior, Health Benefit from Early Spay/Neuter Surgery

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When young kittens reach sexual maturity, often at 5 months or younger, the yowling, spraying, and escape attempts can overwhelm cat parents, but there’s a solution.

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Travel & Safety Veterinary Care

How to Make the Trip to the Veterinary Hospital Fear Free

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes The car ride to the veterinary clinic is often when pets start to become frightened about the upcoming visit. Our handout explains how you can help your dog or cat stay calm and comfortable so that arrival is less stressful.

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Cats Dogs Veterinary Care

10 Ways Fear Free Veterinary Visits Are Different

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes What does it mean that a veterinary visit is Fear Free? Before pets ever enter the clinic, our goal is to help them be comfortable with everything they see, smell, hear, feel, and taste. Our handout explains the ways we do that and how they calm your dog, cat, bird or other animal.

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Cats Dogs Veterinary Care

When We’re Stressed, Vets Are There for Us: How to Give Back

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Thank-you notes, gift cards, and flowers are just a few of the ways you can show appreciation for your veterinarian.

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Cats Dogs Life at Home Veterinary Care

Taking Veterinary Care on the Road

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Daphne Tanouye, VMD, had a successful house call practice in Maryland. Then the pandemic came. “Over the summer we started seeing patients outside. For dogs, it worked out fine, they did well, but for cats it didn’t really work,” she says. “We did that for a few months, and I realized that the pandemic probably […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats New Pets Shelters & Fostering

Kitten Caboodle: Play Dates Are Fun and Educational

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Nothing is sweeter than an 8-week-old kitten. Those tiny paw pads, curious eyes, and that wiggly body practicing “big cat” pounces. Adorbs, right? Adding a kitten to your family is easy in this charming, playful, and easy-care stage. Alas, within a few months, cute kittens become adolescents, with the potential for behavioral issues caused by […]