Introducing New Dogs to Resident Dogs
Animals that live in groups, like dogs, establish relationships, through which the individuals involved interact and live together. These relationships also take time to build, so proper introductions are important to help the dogs adjust to one another and start to build on their relationship.
Nipping and Jumping
The goals of working with this normal puppy behavior are to redirect your puppy’s desire to put something in her mouth onto acceptable chew toys and to teach her to be gentle when a hand is in her mouth.
It’s perfectly normal and reasonable for dogs to bark from time to time, just as children make noise when they play outside. However, continual barking for long periods of time is a sign that your dog has a problem that needs to be addressed.
Perineal Urethrostomy in Cats
Perineal urethrostomy is performed to prevent a urethral blockage so that your cat can pass urine and avoid the life-threatening emergency of urethral obstruction.
Pet Eye Removal Surgery (Enucleation)
Enucleation is a surgery performed to remove a pet’s eye(s). After recovering from surgery, pets may feel more comfortable and happy.
Positive reinforcement is the presentation of something pleasant or rewarding immediately following a behavior. It makes that behavior more likely to occur in the future, and is one of the most powerful tools for shaping or changing your pet’s behavior.
Post-Op Instructions for Spay or Neuter Surgery
After surgery, follow these instructions.
Pre-op Instructions for Spay or Neuter Surgery
Before surgery, follow these instructions.
Although it’s perfectly normal for a puppy to chew on furniture, shoes, shrubbery and such, these behaviors can be a problem for you.
Pyometra is a life-threatening infection of the uterus which requires emergency surgery. During surgery, the infected uterus and ovaries are removed.
Re-Housetraining an Adult Dog
Many adult dogs adopted from animal shelters were housetrained in their previous homes. While at the shelter, however, they may not have gotten enough opportunities to eliminate outside, and consequently, they may have soiled their kennel areas.
Separation Anxiety in Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide
Between 20 and 40 percent of dogs suffer from separation anxiety. When your pup is having a bout of separation anxiety, they experience what humans know as a panic attack.
Separation Anxiety: Frequently Asked Questions
Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behavior problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a dramatic anxiety response within a short time (20-45 minutes) after their owners leave them.
Territorial Marking Behavior in Dogs and Cats
Dogs and cats are territorial animals. This means that they “stake out a claim” to a particular space, area, or object. They let other people and animals know about their claim by marking it with a variety of methods and at many levels of intensity.
Vaccination plays an important role in the control of infectious diseases, both for an individual pet and the general population. Certain vaccinations are required, others are strongly encouraged, and some are only necessary depending on your pet's lifestyle.
What is a COHAT?
Your veterinarian may have recommended a COHAT. But what is a COHAT and why is it important?