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How To Set Up a Treatment Station for Your Pet

February 20, 2024Behavior Bytes Cats Dogs I am a... Trainer

All pets will need grooming and veterinary care at some point in their lives. Setting up a predictable treatment station for your pet will help decrease stress.

Psychogenic Alopecia

February 9, 2024Cats I am a... Shelter Worker

Psychogenic alopecia, also known as self-trauma, is a condition in which cats compulsively pull out their hair, leading to thin, uneven coats or baldness.

Choosing the Right Litterbox for Your Cat

Q: I’m getting a kitten. What kind of litter box should I get?  A: Making the right litter box choice is more than just appearance. It plays an important role in cat behavior and house-soiling prevention. Size Matters Choose a larger box. Cats prefer a spacious area for digging and covering. Ensure the box can comfortably accommodate your cat’s size, ideally 1 1/2 times the length of the cat from nose to base of the tail. Cats should be able to turn around in the box without touching the sides. Litter Depth and Type: Cats have a natural digging behavior.

Introducing a New Cat Into the Home

Introducing a new cat to your home, especially if you already have cats, is a big deal.

Scent Work – A Natural Outlet for Decompression and Enrichment

Dogs and other species explore and learn a great deal about their world through scent.

What is a Flirt Pole and How Do You Use it?

A flirt pole is a popular training tool for dogs, using a long pole or handle with a rope or string on one end, and a lure or toy on the other.

Low Stress Handling® Silver-Level Certification

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling®. Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling® methods.

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