Poison! Who to call??
Did your pet just scarf down that entire batch of triple chocolate cookies? Chew open a bottle of pills? Here's who can you trust for reliable information in a hurry.
If only they could talk...
Our dogs are actually talking to us all the time. We just don't speak their language. Learning to read your dog's body language provides insight into their emotional state, and will enrich your relationship with your dog.
Dominance Theory Debunked
Are you dominant? Yes. You have thumbs and a credit card. Period. Science has shown that there is no reason to rely on force, shock, or pain to teach our pets. This article explains the risks of using threat or force to train your dog.
Early Puppy Socialization
Puppies should be taken out into the world as much as possible in their formative first four months. Veterinarians and specialists now agree. Don’t wait until the vaccine series is finished – you’ll miss the window. Be smart about where you go, but get that puppy out into the world to meet new people, smell new things, and have new experiences. Make these all positive and you are arming your puppy or kitten for a lifetime of confidence and success.
Feeding Toys for Cats!
Think its only dogs who benefit from Work to Eat toys? Guess again! These toys engage your cat's brain, increase her daily activity, and slow down food consumption. Check out this amazing web site put together by two cat behavior consultants!
The Husbandry Project
Helping dogs be more comfortable at the vet. One small step at a time. An amazing new project from The Academy for Dog Trainers! Click below to see dogs enjoying tooth brushing, nail care, vaccinations, and more!
Keeping Your Pet Healthy
There is a ton of mis-information out there on the internet. Don't trust Dr. Google. Educate yourself on proper pet care and pet health problems by asking questions and finding answers from reliable, trusted sources of information - such as your veterinarian.
What is a Veterinary Specialist?
"Like most health care fields, the veterinary profession has become multi-tiered. Most conditions that develop in our animals are first evaluated by a primary care veterinarian. If an animal develops a problem or illness requiring advanced care and procedures, your primary care veterinarian or emergency room veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary specialist. Veterinary specialists work closely with animal owners, as well as the primary care veterinarian, to coordinate the best quality of care."