When discussing animal behavior with clients, some common statement we hear are:
"my dog hates car rides"
"my dog is nervous around new people"
Sadly, many clients believe this is just how their pets are. Luckily, these behaviors can be shaped by using positive reinforcement techniques!
Just like us, all of our furry friends have some sort of favor, or reward that they will work towards.
By Jessie Rayburn, CVT
Bethany Mihalik, CVT, CVPM, MHRM
Did one of your New Year’s resolutions include getting into better physical shape? If so, a four-legged friend may be able to help you achieve your fitness goals! To kick off your new routine, join us in celebrating “Walk Your Dog” month this January. Walking a dog just 20-25 minutes a day can bring about many health benefits for both you and your canine companion.
Many experts believe that walking may just be one of the best forms of exercise there is. A study,
by Dr. Lora Mengle
Did you know that parrots are the third most popular pet in the United States with populations estimated to hit 100 million birds by 2020?
Did you also know that approximately 85% of birds purchased are rehomed or abandoned within the first one to two years of ownership? Bird ownership comes with its own unique set of challenges. Most birds have the intelligence of a 3-year-old toddler. As such, they need lots of mental stimulation and environmental enrichment. If these needs
The health, safety and comfort of your pet is our utmost concern here at the Neffsville Veterinary Pet Resort. In order to provide the safest environment for all of our lodgers, we require that pets be properly vaccinated at least 7 days prior to their check-in date.
Vaccines are one of the first things we check when making your pet’s reservation but probably one of the last things on your mind while planning a vacation. Although they do tend to slip our minds, it’s important for your furry comp
Canine companionship is a treasure and a gift beyond measure. For many of us this holiday season, our four-legged friends are at the top of our “Things We are Thankful for” list. On December 2nd, we paused to honor our mixed breed dogs on National Mutt Day! While some people might think the word “mutt” is an undesirable description, those of us who own one know how charming and special they are, and wouldn’t trade them for the world. While both pure breed and mixed breed canines have the potential to become a loveable fRead More
Alexzis Beard, CVT
Today, it isn’t uncommon to know someone who has diabetes; but similar to humans, cats and dogs can also be diagnosed with this disease. Did you know that Diabetes Mellitus occurs in female dogs twice as often as males and most dogs are diagnosed between the ages of 7-10 years, whereas most cats are typically diagnosed around the age of 6 years and older?
So, what is Diabetes Mellitus exactly?
Diabetes is an endocrine disease in which the body can’t use
Jessie L. Rayburn, CVT
Anyone who has owned a rabbit knows they are unique and special creatures. These cotton tailed companions house a variety of traits and endearing characteristics. Rabbit nutrition is a vital part of a bunny’s health and happiness, especially when it comes to feeding time. You and your bunny can have a lot of fun expanding their culinary experiences! Here is a quick summary of what should comprise a rabbit’s routine menu.
Hay: This is perhaps the most i