Bogey’s surgery required a three-week hospital stay, but the results were worth the long stay—Bogey is a visibly happier bird. Image courtesy of Exotic Avian Sanctuary of Tennessee (EAST) For many hundreds of years, medical science has slowly advanced to its current state of remarkability. Even so, science is consistently working hard to get further
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(Picture Credit: dimid_86/Getty Images) There are many types of aggression in dogs, but perhaps none are more concerning than aggression directed toward humans. Human-directed aggression can be extremely dangerous, not just for a person who might suffer an injury, but for the dog who might get put down due to their aggressive behavior. While genetics
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(Picture Credit: Ирина Мещерякова/Getty Images) One of the main reasons people surrender their dogs to shelters is unwanted or destructive behavior from their dogs. These can include aggression, excessive barking, escaping, chewing and digging, or any number of other behavioral issues. However, with a bit of training, most dog parents can reduce or eliminate these
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Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—Cardiovascular Disease in Pet Birds Date: Friday, February 11, 2022 Special Time: 11:00 am PST (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a FREE, live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest, Dr. Stephanie Lamb,
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Proper leash training can prevent pulling and injuries. (Picture Credit: Teamjackson/Getty Images) Pulling on the leash is a common problem, hence the old “Who’s walking who?” joke. And many of us unknowingly perpetuate it by letting ourselves be dragged along like a hooked fish. So how do you stop it? First, stop rewarding the behavior.
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With some training, your dog can stay calm around skateboards. (Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) “How can I keep my dog calm around skateboards?” It’s a frequently asked question among dog parents. Many dogs go wild — barking, lunging, pulling on their leash — at the sound or sight of a skateboarder. That can be stressful for you,
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Make sure to train your dog for good walking skills. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Forging ahead is the biggest problem when walking adolescent dogs on-leash. Dogs pull on leashes for a variety of reasons. Many adolescent dogs pull on their leashes because they were allowed to pull as puppies. Once the leash is tightened, your dog
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