Tips For Moving With Your Pet

Moving Can Affect Each Pet Differently Moving can be very stressful for both dogs and people! Each dog is different so it can also depend on each animal. Anxious Dog? If your dog is generally anxious, moving will increase their anxiety. Talk to your pet's veterinarian for a mild anti-anxiety medication such as Trazadone or Xanax. Your pet may also benefit from a thunder shirt or pheromone collar. Anxious Horse? Hire a professional horse mover/trailer to help with the process. They will have the experience and knowledge to make it an easier process for both the horse and you. General Tips For Moving With Pets Routine - Keep a regular routine as much as possible. Get in Walks - Make sure your still setting time aside for regular walks to burn off excess energy and calm anxiety. Manage Your Stress - Make sure your own stress is managed so you don't add to theirs. Visit the New Home - Go to the new home as much as possible to familiarize your pet with the environment. Go to the new home before moving boxes in so your dog has a chance to sniff around or play in the backyard. Bring high value [...]

By |2022-03-21T13:08:51-07:00February 16th, 2022|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

Make Holidays Enjoyable for Your Dog

Make The Holidays Enjoyable For Your Dogs As humans we often think of the holidays as a chance to see family members that we don’t see often, go to parties, and eat festive food.  For us this time can be very fun and exciting, but it is also typically more hectic.  As you celebrate the holiday season, take moment to consider the holidays from your dog’s point of view. Don’t Force Your Dog to Socialize With all of the dogs and people I have worked with, I have never met a bad dog, and I have never met a bad person. I have met many dogs that exhibit bad or inappropriate behavior, and I have met many people who don’t know what to do in those situations. I often compare it to a parent who has a child that had severe ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, or another brain disease. The parents are not bad because they have these children. They just need help figuring out how best to help their children. Asking for help is hard to do, but it is the best thing to do when you love your dog or child. Although we love to invite friends and [...]

By |2022-01-11T19:13:07-08:00December 13th, 2021|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

Is The Problem Medical or Behavioral?

Is The Problem Medical or Behavioral? Unfortunately, our dogs cannot talk to us, so when a problem arises, we must investigate to find out what is wrong.  As humans, we often overlook that a problem behavior can be medical. Many times we jump straight to assuming that the dog is doing a “bad” behavior.  As a Registered Veterinary Technician, I am always considering if the reason for an unwanted behavior is medical. Sometimes differentiating if a problem is medical or behavioral can be tricky.  Here are a few things I initially consider: Is the behavior a new behavior? For example, if a dog has been reliably housebroken then begins to have accidents in the house, I will wonder if the dog has developed a bladder infection. Or if a dog that used to love to be petted everywhere begins to growl when someone touches his back, I will ask if the dog has had any recent injuries to their back. How old is the dog? If the dog is over 8 years old and is displaying “strange” behaviors, the dog may be developing cognitive disorders. Has the dog experienced any traumas or frightening events? Dogs can develop Post Traumatic [...]

By |2021-06-27T23:35:32-07:00April 17th, 2021|Blog of the Month|0 Comments

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