Category: Pet Owner

The Low Stress Handling® Movement: How Sophia and Her CattleDog Started It All!

From the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral conditions to the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in veterinary patients, the past 20 years have seen numerous advances in veterinary behavior. In the early 2000’s Sophia Yin, a veterinarian and animal behaviorist, emerged on the scene to lead this transformation. Motivated by the realization that more pets were euthanized for behavioral reasons than medical issues, she made it her lifelong passion to educate veterinarians and animal professionals about animal behavior and the benefits of Low Stress Handling for dogs and cats.

Puzzle Toys for Your Dog

Does your dog finish his food toy in just a few minutes? Puzzle toys can help make treat time last longer. 

Cat Low Stress Handling® Blood Draw Visit: Moment of Truth

In the first part of this article, we learned how a client can prepare a cat for a Low Stress Handling® Blood Draw Visit. Now, we will look at how the veterinary professional can incorporate Low Stress Handling®️ into the blood draw visit.

How to Prepare Your Cat for a Low Stress Handling® Blood Draw Visit

Veterinary visits can be stressful for everyone. Low-Stress Handling® Principles of Handling provide an opportunity for you to help your veterinarian to perform a safer and more thorough physical exam.

What Does Managing Behaviors Really Mean?

Management is an important part of the behavior modification process and is a first step in setting up your pet for success.

Is your pet afraid of the cone? Other alternatives?

Q: Is your pet afraid of the cone? There are alternatives.

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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