Category: Behavior Training
Something New For Canine Storm Anxiety? Does your dog fear fireworks? Pant up a storm when it’s thundering? Well, there’s a new option available to help with that. Sileo is the trade name of a drug long-used in the veterinary field. Dexdomitor (also called dexmeditomidine) has been available as an injectable medication for veterinary anesthesia for many years. Now it...Read More
I think all veterinarians can agree puppy and kitten visits are usually the happiest parts of our day. Between puppy-breath kisses, we usually vaccinate, de-worm, perform our exams, and go over pet food and basic husbandry aspects of having a new puppy. The longer I practice, the more I am seeing the importance of early socialization and the impact that it...Read More
Many people have heard it is important to spay/neuter your dog and cat but not everyone knows why it is so important. So why do veterinarians recommend having your dog or cat sterilized? By spaying or neutering your pet you are preventing many life threatening infections and reducing the risk of certain types of cancer! Female dogs and cats can...Read More
Litter box problems are the most common behavior issue with cats. Unfortunately, it often leads to banning the cat outdoors, abandonment, or even surrender to the shelter when their owners cannot handle it anymore. While stress is often a common cause of litter box issues, medical conditions can also lead to this problem. If your cat is having litter box...Read More
Is your cat the life of the party or hiding under the bed in the back room? Does he stalk out to see who you brought home to watch a movie or hide in the laundry basket? Does he enjoy a car ride or howl the whole way to the vet’s office? We have a few tips to build their...Read More
Thousands of pets end up in shelters across the US each month and sadly some of those never find a loving, forever home like they deserve. Statistically, close to 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. We are grateful shelters are there to meet their needs, but it doesn’t completely solve the problem. In fact, many issues come up...Read More
Dogs communicate with us and other animals in many different ways – barking, licking, body language, and howling. Some breeds also howl more than others – Beagles, hound breeds like Bassets and Tennessee Walkers, arctic breeds like Huskies and Malamutes, Dachshunds, and many more. Howling may happen because of high pitched noises like a siren or musical instrument they hear....Read More
Ever wonder why your sweet, nice kitty will seemingly out of nowhere lash out at you or bite you during play or petting? This is a phenomenon called overstimulation, and is pretty unique to cats. It’s not fully understood why cats become overstimulated, but each cat will display subtle warning signs that it’s time to stop whatever you’re doing.
Houseplants are a great addition to any home. They are decorative, and improve air quality in your home by releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide, humidify the air, and help remove toxins from the air. However, there are MANY that can be toxic to your pet! Signs of plant poisonings can range from mild GI upset to death. Therefore, it...Read More
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Below you will find lots of useful information for puppy training. We want to help you and your new pup adjust to life in the same home together. First things first: become house trained!