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Fear at the Vet: Examining Risk Factors

Fear at the Vet: Examining Risk Factors

BARKS: How important is the behavior of the guardian in the context of attending the vet; was this found to have any influence on the dog’s behavior/emotional state?

Petra Edwards: Behavior of the guardian wasn’t investigated in the above ...

Itchy Dog or Stressed Dog?

Itchy Dog or Stressed Dog?

The relationship between stress, behavior and animal health is complex and varied. Chronic, long-term stress interacts in various ways with personality type, behavior and immune health in both people and nonhuman animals. It’s not often straightforward to decipher which causes which when we ...

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A Cautionary Tale

A Cautionary Tale

By Kayla Sprague

When I got home I pulled out a pretty pink collar from my drawer with Cupcake’s old ID tag and thought, “Well little girl, as you’re staying for a bit you’ll need this.” I thought it would be ...

Positive Associations

Positive Associations

By Debbie Bauer

When teaching blind and deaf puppies, it is always a fine line between empowering them and building their confidence, while also protecting them from getting hurt. Just like any other puppy, ...

Aggression from Hearing Impairment?

Aggression from Hearing Impairment?

By Morag Heirs

In the case of early or late-onset deafness where the presenting dog was not born deaf, but has become deaf due to ear infections, trauma or deterioration in old age, we may find that a change ...

Lulu’s Lottery: Life Lessons from a Boxer

Lulu’s Lottery: Life Lessons from a Boxer

By David Shade

I was one of many returning warfighters who had to walk this difficult path of transitioning back into society...I still felt like I had to keep my guard up around the clock. And Lulu would ...

A Life Full of Learning

A Life Full of Learning

By Rachel Lane

Dustin was scared of many things (for example, the refrigerator, and any sort of extreme emotions on my part, such as being too angry, excited or upset). He was scared any time he made a mess ...

Why Do They Bark?

Why Do They Bark?

By Morag Heirs

Barking is a form of communication for all dogs so it is important that we spend some time thinking about why our dogs might be barking. Are they anxious, over-excited, upset, fearful, ...

The Power of Water

The Power of Water

By Charlotte Pimm

In conjunction with veterinary treatment, hydrotherapy can improve the quality and rate of healing following surgery and traumatic injury while also helping with the treatment of medical ...

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