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If you’ve ever struggled to pill to a cat, or have tried with little avail to instruct pet owners to do this at home with their cat, here are my tips for putting the "treat" into "treatment" and getting a cat to more willingly take a pill.
Yep, you read that right. We’re gonna help you put the treat in treatment in 7 (sort of) simple steps.
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Do you have a disaster plan for your animals?
Don't wait until disaster is on your doorstep to find a place to take your horses when evacuating. Remember these tips.
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Becoming better at communicating with dogs will help you communicate with people, too!
What every person can learn from dog training | Noa Szefler | TEDxJaffa with subtitles | Amara
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Every year, the bond gets stronger! What are your most amazing senior pet moments?
Dogs are like a fine wine: better with age. :)
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What a beautiful reunion! It gave me chills at the obvious bond between these horses!
Do horses remember each other and have emotions? You’re about to find out, and I have a feeling it’ll bring tears to your eyes. In December of 2012, Sue repurchased Arthur, a horse that she bred but had to eventually sell. During this period, two of Arthur’s playmates from “foalhood” came to stay with her. William had been with Arthur since they were foals and Harry arrived as a foal a year later. Harry and William have shared their lives with ma...
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Have you ever had a three-legged pet?
Earlier this winter I had the pleasure of working with a beautiful blue and white Pit Bull puppy named Trinity. She was tearing around the room like a crazy girl showing off her new toy. I had already learned her history of being found on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan after being hit ...
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This is one of the reasons I hate the advice not to "comfort" a frightened dog!
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Have you ever doubted your cat loved you?
If you've ever been in a Cat Vs Dog debate and you take a preference of the former, you'll be familiar with the response: "But, cats are so cold", "They're mean" and "Cats scare me"..
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Did you know our pets need us MORE when they get older?
Research shows that older dogs appear to be less emotionally secure.
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Have you ever had pets of different species become close friends?
Our  Golden, Cooper has a friend named Pete. Cooper and Pete groom each other, take naps together on a favorite bed, and play their own special version of "wolf and caribou" around the dining room ...
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How do you help your pets get up onto the bed or sofa, or into the car, when age or illness make it too hard for them to do it on their own?
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Would you like to go to this kindergarten?
This is Kindergarten Wolfartsweier, a school designed by Tomi Ungerer and d’Ayla-Suzan Yöndel in Karlsruhe, Germany. But it isn't any old stinking school t
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Professional dog trainer and training expert for vetstreet.com
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Mikkel Becker, CPDT, KA, CTC, professional dog-trainer and training expert for vetstreet.com.
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As the daughter of Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian," it was pretty much a given that I would choose a career working with animals.

I am an honors graduate of the rigorous and prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers at the San Francisco SPCA, and a graduate of the Purdue University DOGS! course and the Karen Pryor Academy.

I am a canine evaluator for Washington State for the
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, where I tour shelters looking for homeless dogs to turn into lifesaving search dogs. I am involved with training shelter dogs and have served as the education coordinator for the Whitman County Humane Society. I also provide private behavior consultations and group classes for dog owners.

I am a resident pet expert for Scholastic Magazine and have been a contributing author to Parade magazine, Knight-Ridder newspapers, House and Home and Cat Fancy magazines. My work has also appeared in "Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II," and I have coauthored the four books in the "Ultimate Pet Lover" series. I have also been active in the Quarter Horse show circuit, and am a three-time Canadian National Champion in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. I have a degree in intercultural communications from Washington State University
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