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Indestructible Toys

October 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Behavior, Canine, Dogs, Pet Care Library

That moment when you walk into your house to find white fluff and pieces of your dog’s favorite dismembered toy strung throughout the living room…again! Finding a good quality dog toy that can stand up to even the heaviest of chewers and not have the potential for health problems can be… Read more

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Alternative Treatment Options for Pets with Behavior Problems

September 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Behavior, Pet Care Library

The administration of prescription medications has become the hallmark of western medical therapy in both human and veterinary medicine. These drugs have alleviated illness and suffering, and allowed for a healthier quality of life for both human and veterinary patients. The use of anxiolytic… Read more

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Feline Behavior Forms

July 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Feline

General Behavior Questionnaire Long form questionnaire… Read more

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Canine Behavior Forms

July 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Canine

Behavior cover sheet General Behavior Questionnaire Separation Anxiety Screen Cognitive… Read more

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Behavior Forms

Please fill these forms out and return them at least 3 days prior to your consultation.   Long form questionnaire feline General Behavior Questionnaire Cognitive Dysfunction Behavior cover sheet Separation Anxiety… Read more

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Context is Everything

December 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Behavior

If you’re walking down the street, and someone you don’t know comes up and gives you a hug without any kind of introduction, how would you react? Given the context, most people would probably display shock or fear on one end of the spectrum, or downright hostility on the other end of the… Read more

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Gentle Leader Head Collars

July 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Behavior

In this video, Jean Donaldson (author and dog trainer) demonstrates how to train your dog to look forward to having his Gentle Leader put on. We sell Gentle Leaders at Olathe Animal Hospital, and we frequently recommend them. They are helpful for a variety of nuisance behaviors, such as pulling… Read more

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Thunderstorm Phobia

April 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Behavior

Thunderstorm phobias are a common occurrence in dogs and can result in significant stress to both the pet and the owner.  Oftentimes the phobia relates to the noises associated with storms, but can also be due to changes in barometric pressure, wind blowing objects through the air, static… Read more

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Help! My puppy isn’t house trained!

December 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Behavior

We often hear new puppy owners express concern about their puppy’s apparent inability to catch on to house training. Today’s call was from the owner of a 7-month old neutered male dachshund.  Here are some of the tips we suggested: Use the “umbilical cord” method–this means keeping his leash… Read more

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