Low-Stress Pet Handling Techniques at Home

As pet owners, we all want to ensure that our four-legged companions feel safe, secure, and loved—especially at home. One significant aspect of our pets’ well-being is minimizing stress and anxiety during routine care tasks. In this article, the Veterinary Behavior Solutions team will explore some simple, low-stress handling techniques [...]

January 25th, 2024|

Training is for Every Pet

Some pets are naturally well-behaved, and they seemingly understand humans’ ways, effortlessly finding their place in our daily rhythms and routines. However, most pets need a little help understanding what’s expected and how to coexist peacefully with humans, other pets, and the world. No matter what you suspect your pet’s [...]

December 16th, 2023|

5 Fun and Satisfying Indoor Activities for Pets

The great indoors may be the safest place for dogs and cats, but a controlled environment does not provide the mental stimulation and physical exercise that pets experience in their natural (i.e., outdoor) habitat. Inadequate physical activity and mental stimulation can lead to serious health and behavior problems, including obesity, [...]

November 25th, 2023|

FAQs: Fears and Phobias in Pets

No one wants to see their beloved pet suffer from fear or anxiety, but if your dog or cat will not calm down, or their fearful and anxious responses are becoming more frequent or intense, despite your consolations, they may require veterinary care. Understanding your pet’s emotional struggle and learning [...]

October 18th, 2023|

Why Cats Need to Scratch

When your feline friend uses your new couch as a scratching post, you may question why your cat even needs those sharp, shredding claws. Your cat’s destructive scratching can seriously frustrate you. However, before you banish your kitty from the living room, remember that scratching is a natural and vital [...]

August 20th, 2023|
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