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Canine Influenza
- By Jarod Hanson

November 2017

Influenza viruses are most likely to infect large groups of animals during the winter months...

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The Top 10 Misconceptions About Fear Free

November 2017

I asked some of the top Fear Free practitioners to join me in sharing our top ten Fear Free...

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Fear Can Be a Pain - By Marty Becker

October 2017

Fear and pain are inextricably linked for pets. So much of what veterinarians do…

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Osteoarthritis In Dogs -Multi-Modal Approach

October 2017

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic musculoskeletal disease of dogs…

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Fear Free Morphed From a Single Shot to a Gatling Gun of…

September 2017

Chances are you’ve read or heard how the Fear Free movement was ignited…

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3 Steps to Improve Senior Cat Care

September 2017

Your team knows which medical services a 12-week-old kitten needs…

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With Fear Free, Listen to Your Heart and Your Head

August 2017

If you're a veterinarian, you did well in school. I know this because if you didn't…

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Awww-CHOO! Managing Feline Herpes Viru

August 2017

It's not surprising that red eyes are common this time of year, considering…

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Those Angry Eyes…

August 2017

It's not surprising that red eyes are common this time of year, considering…

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Getting Honest about Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in…

July 2017

We started the Fear Free veterinary movement because it was the right thing…

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Acral Lick Dermatitis Case Review

July 2017

Acral Lick Dermatitis, or more commonly called "Lick Granuloma", is a condition that occurs…

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Get That Pet to the Vet

June 2017

Practical Ways to Decrease Patient Stress and Improve Client Perceptions…

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Emergency Management of the Leptospirosis Patient

June 2017

Leptospirosis, a thin, motile spirochete with a hook-shaped end, is a zoonotic disease that affects…

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The Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid with Fear Free Vet Visits

June 2017

The idea that became a Fear Free was first sparked in 2009 after I heard famed boarded veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall from Penn describe…

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Can You 'Ear' Me Now? Then HELP!

May 2017

After a few rounds of drinks, I've been in more than one discussion with veterinarians my age…

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Chronic Otic Management

May 2017

Dogs with funky smelling, painful ears are miserable. They hate otoscopic exams. Having their ear canals…

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Technical Update on the Use of UltraOtic RINSE and UltraOtic CONCENTRATE

May 2017

Recent reports have indicated that veterinarians are seeing increased incidences of…

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Beauty May Be Skin Deep, But Skin Problems Hurt To…

April 2017

Which of the following are so insignificant, benign, and unnoticeable in your life that you don't even …

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New Research Adds Support to Change Heartworm Protocol

April 2017

A groundbreaking 2-part study by John McCall, MS, PhD, demonstrates a critical need to change our…

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Why Pet Owners So Easily Ignore Requests for Annual Screenings and...

March 2017

I travel a lot. One midnight not long ago, driving in my 17-year-old Chevy pickup truck…

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Spring Toxins Dangerous to Dogs and Cats

March 2017

During the month of March, make sure your clients are aware of National Poison Prevention Week…

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Speak Spoftly and Carry a Big Stick of Baloney

February 2017

Here's something to chew on: Is your veterinary team losing one of its most powerful…

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Analgesia in the Emergency Room

February 2017

Veterinarians are faced with clinical challenges every day with the goal of solving diagnostic dilemmas…

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The First Fear Free Embers

January 2017

As a budding practice management speaker at the tender age of 33, I was in Kansas City…

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Understanding the Millennial Pet Owner

January 2017

Currently making up the largest generation in the United States, millennials (roughly defined as the…