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The Problem with “Furry  Little Humans”

The Problem with “Furry Little Humans”

By Andrea Carne Let’s open this discussion with the whole cats vs. dogs “thing.” Honestly, why do we continue to debate this ongoing battle of the species? Social media is filled with cartoons and memes depicting ...
5 Ways to Streamline Your Business as a Pet Professional

5 Ways to Streamline Your Business as a Pet Professional

By PPG corporate partner, PocketSuite One of the big lessons  for pet professionals in the last year and a half is that even a ...
Lessons in Empathy

Lessons in Empathy

By Kathy Wolff According to Wikipedia (2021), empathy is the “capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in ...
Case Study: From Reactive to Relaxed

Case Study: From Reactive to Relaxed

By Dr. Sheryl L. Walker Of all my years studying animal behavior and consulting with individual clients and animal shelters, there was one case in particular that stood out, partly because it featured two incredibly ...
Stress-Free Car Travel with Your Dog

Stress-Free Car Travel with Your Dog

Just recently I've helped several owners with dogs who've developed real aversions to car travel. Definitely this hasn't been helped by not going places in the car during lockdown. Maybe these dogs haven't set foot in the car at all but now ...
It’s All in the Management

It’s All in the Management

By Dr. Morag Heirs When you are dealing with a deaf puppy or an adolescent deaf dog in a rescue environment, mouthing and nipping is often high on the list of problem behaviors. Do deaf dogs and puppies mouth, nip ...
Empowerment for a Better Quality of Life

Empowerment for a Better Quality of Life

By Miki Saito When looking after a blind dog, it is vital to know his abilities as well as his challenges so we do not limit his world any more than necessary. Blind dogs still need to explore and achieve things on ...
Playing It Safe

Playing It Safe

By Andrea Carne “Play with your cat more – and give him a meaty diet…” I wouldn’t be surprised if variations on this kind of advice has been given by vets and cat behavior consultants over the eons. And indeed, in ...

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