Category: Veterinary Professional

5 Steps to Successfully House Train Your Puppy or Adult Dog

Tips to help you teach your new best friend good toileting habits.

Food Dispensing and Puzzle Toys for Cats

Food dispensing and puzzle toys stimulate your cat’s mental and physical abilities.

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.

When Excitement Causes Your Dog to Tinkle: Conflict (Submissive) and Excitement Urination

Does your dog suddenly lose control of their bladder when you get home? Or when you lean over to pet them, or while greeting visitors? This behavior may be excitement or conflict urination.

The Alpha Roll

The alpha roll is a training method that is no longer recommended. It involves forcefully flipping a dog onto their back and holding them there.

How to Beat Confinement Woes in Dogs and Cats

Some helpful ideas if your pet has an upcoming reason to be confined for an amount of time, such as a surgery.

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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