By: Gene Brownson, February 21, 2016
It has been a learning experience introducing Jerry, our recently adopted Boston Terrier, to our home with our established dogs. I now realize that I have been tempted to do things I advise clients not to do. As an example, when they take a toy from another one I find myself trying to get them not to do this and to be satisfied with their first choice or, when they start to wrestle with one another, feeling it has escalated, I want to break it up or feel sorry for one or the other.
By Deb Winkler, February 6, 2016
I had a client who thought she had lost her cat just before the blizzard. Good news-the cat only hid for a couple of days behind clothes on a shelf in her walk-in closet. The cat spooked because she was trying to get him into a carrier to go to the vet for vaccinations and he was not happy. In fact her cat also scratched her as he was fighting her attempts to place him in the carrier. Aside from the possibility of the cat being lost, I have people contact the office routinely with very similar stories.
By: Gene Brownson, December 1, 2015
Introducing a new pet into an established pet's home can be stressful and difficult for both owner and animal if not approached the right way. Slow, deliberately planned introductions are the best course of action. The established pet must not feel threatened, so sticking to the same routines you had before the new pet entered the home is best.
By Deb Winkler, November 16, 2015
I had a call today from someone wanting to board their dog from Christmas through New Year’s Day and was concerned because the dog is eight years old and has never been boarded.
By Dru Luers, November 16, 2015
Autumn is such a great time to get out with our four-legged friends and admire the ever-changing colors in nature. It is also the time to be diligent about our training.