Why Does My Dog or Cat... Misbehave at the Veterinary Clinic?
Does your dog bark and howl? Your cat hiss and scratch? Dr. Sarah Wooten explains what's really going on when your pets act up and explains how to help prevent it.
Video du Jour: Horse agility
It's for real. There are even shows and national and international organizations devoted to it. So, is horse agility cool? Weird? Cool in a weird sort of w...
Do You Know How to Pet a Dog? Techniques Dogs Will Love
Petting a dog isn't as simple as you think. Follow trainer Mikkel Becker's tips on how to pet a dog and you'll have a canine friend for life.
Why Equine Back Pain Matters
“The more people mess with their horses, the more they need their vet.” This observation was made by a friend and colleague who practices in Minnesota, and he noticed that the number of calls he gets in a day is directly related to the weather. When it’s cold out, people just throw hay at their horses and run inside, not noticing the big laceration inside the hind leg. Then, when the weather warms up for a few days, folks want to start riding a bit, and then they notice that laceration all of a sudden, or how their horse feels lame The quotation can be extrapolated to the wider horse world, too. Those who show successfully on the “A” circuit tend to manage their horses under a microscope. They do this in part…
Tricks for treats: How to train pets for a Fear-Free veterinary experience
Fear-Free veterinary visits start before the dog trots through your front door. Pet owners can help by training these three behaviors to make the exam a less stressful experience.
How to Volunteer at Animal Shelters
Want to volunteer at a shelter? A lot of non-profit shelters rely on volunteers to fill in where a staff member would be if they could afford it.
How do I medicate my pet?
Submitted by ahna on November 9, 2014 - 9:18pm Just about every family gives medication to their pet at some point. Most dogs receive monthly oral heartworm preventive. Cats should receive monthly Revolution application for heartworm and parasite control. And despite all of our best efforts, many pets get sick or injured during their lives. While some pets take medications easily, and some medications like oral heartworm preventives are designed to be tasty and easy to give, a question we’re asked all the time is “How am I going to get my pet to take this?” This is an important question for veterinarians to answer, because if we can’t get medicine into our patients, we can’t treat them as effectively as possible. Here are a few techniques that have worked for us Camouflage…
10 Ways to Manage Cat Separation Anxiety
Does your favorite feline get stressed when you are away? Trainer Mikkel Becker offers specific ways to ease to your cat's separation anxiety.
Why Does My Cat Stare at Me?
However much a cat considers you her favorite source of food, there is something else going on. Here's what you need to know about this cat behavior.
How To Give a Cat a Bath
Our step-by-step guide to bathing and grooming your cat without getting splashed or scratched in the process.