Behavior and training tips
We recommend positive reinforcement as the basis of training your pet because it strengthens the bond you and your pet have developed. Dr. Sophia Yin is an expert in this training method and her website provides both video and step by step instruction on how to train your dog as well as work on problems that can develop with pets.
Cats that live in an "enriched environment" are less likely to be aggressive, develop poor litter box habits or become bored. Cats with this type of household are happier and healthier in general.
Information on diseases in dogs and cats
The web provides all kinds of infomation about pet health but can it be trusted? Log on to veterinary partner, a free website that allows you to search many different subjects and provides trusted answers to common questions.
Does your pet need to lose weight?
Pet obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. It can be challenging to maintain or encourage weight loss in your pet for various reasons. We can advise you on the appropriate diet to feed your pet to help with weight loss over time but a large part of weight loss is increasing activity. Pet obesity prevention is an organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of obesity in our pets. It can provide you with tips and tricks to help increase activity at home and also has calorie counts for common treats and over the counter diets to better control the amount of food fed to your pet.
American Animal Hospital Association
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Kennel Club
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration