Category: Book And Product Reviews

Low Stress Emergency Care — Is it possible? Yes!

In this article I will address what techniques help reduce stress in emergency care, how you can achieve patient cooperation when you do not have the ability to use food rewards, address staff safety, and why the experience in an emergency setting affects an animal for all veterinary care.

Are You in a North/South Workplace?

For some workplaces, changing animal care to a Low Stress culture has been an exciting change, with clear objectives and training. For other, a divide has erupted as Low Stress Handling™ techniques are resisted by some of the staff. As a speaker and writer promoting positive veterinary exams, I hear the frustration from those who experience the benefit of Low Stress Handling and find resistance to changing handling practices at their workplace. I want to share some insight into this problem and a few solutions.

The Hidden Wounds of Our Canine Veterans – PTSD in Military Canines

I recently saw the movie Megan Leavey, a film about the real-life story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey and her canine military dog, Rex, who worked together in Iraq. The movie focuses on Megan’s journey from boot camp to canine handler where she is assigned Rex. During their training and tour of duty in Iraq they are able to forge a bond which helps them to be successful at detecting weapons and explosives. On one particular mission, they both suffer injuries and are sent back to the United States for treatment and rehabilitation. Meghan, who has elected to not re-enlist, seeks

Low Stress Handling University – Official Launch

It’s Here!!! It’s Finally Here!!! You’ve been waiting months for it and now the Low Stress Handling® University is finally open to the public. After 2 months of watching and slicing videos (at least 4 – 5 times each), editing every word and sentence, planning color schemes, developing course organizations, designing curriculums to put those courses into, and running through every setting in the system at least 50 times, not to mention the nearly than 1,000 hours that it took to do all of this, we are proud to present the Low Stress Handling® University. LSHU-Student-Dashboard The Low Stress Handling® University (a service of CattleDog Publishing), is

Finding a Place for Low Stress Handling® Within College Curriculums: Part 2

In part 2 of our 2 part series on incorporating Low Stress Handling® practices and techniques within college and university veterinary curriculum, we offer a short interview between CattleDog Publishing’s Executive Director, Dr. Sally Foote, and Assistant Professor at the Community Practice at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Michael Nappier. In this interview, they discuss how Dr. Nappier and his staff have incorporated Dr. Sophia Yin’s Low Stress Handling® techniques not only into the curriculum for the students but also how the Community Practice as a whole has incorporated those same techniques. How do you incorporate Low Stress Handling™ into

Finding a Place for Low Stress Handling® Within College Curriculums: Part 1

It has been a very busy first quarter here at CattleDog Publishing. First, Sarah Flowers (Marketing & Online Certifications Coordinator for CattleDog Publishing) and I had a wonderful time at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida. Just recently, Debbie Gass and I returned from a wonderful week at the Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio, where I presented 6 hours of Continuing Education (CE) lectures addressing the topics of stress reduction in patients during emergency care, feline handling, and the impact of bite/near-bite job stress. Debbie staffed the CattleDog Publishing booth most of the day, especially while I

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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