Understanding the Cat
Learning why cats act as they do and how to adjust handling and management techniques can make all the difference between a positive experience and a negative one in the veterinary examination room — for everyone involved.
Technician-Driven Preventive Behavior Services
Behavior concerns are the number-one cause for pet relinquishment. Through preventive behavior services, veterinary technicians can help preserve the human–animal bond.
The Veterinary Technician’s Role in Implementing Fear Free
Currently, Fear Freesm certification is only possible for individuals; however, starting in 2018, veterinary hospitals will be able to become Fear Free certified. Learn how you can play a role in decreasing patient stress to improve patient care.
Puppies for the Holidays: Keeping Them Fear Free℠
Inevitably, January brings new patients that were given as gifts for the holidays. Help your clients get their new puppies off to a good start in the family and at the clinic with advice on positive training techniques.
Structuring a Course for Dogs with Fireworks Anxiety
If your clinic is overwhelmed with anxious dogs—and their owners—during noisy holidays, check out Esther Klok’s ingenious solution to the problem of New Year’s fireworks!
Behavioral Aspects of Caring for Elderly Cats
This article from the British journal Feline Focus reviews common behavioral changes in senior and geriatric cats and provides recommendations that clients can use in enriching and adapting the home environment for their older pets.