Help your pet by teaching specialized behaviors and walk through a practice exam before your pet's vet appointment. When your pet knows what to expect ahead of time, it is possible to reduce pet anxiety. You can also seek out specialists that operate in a fear-free facility or even come to your home. Reducing energy levels and potentially your own stress can help create a positive environment during your pet's examination.
There are several benefits associated with teaching your cat to use the toilet, including eliminating the litter box from your home and improving your cat's overall health. Toilet training is easy to do and requires a gradual progression of moving the litter box to toilet height and eventually encouraging your cat to use the toilet. Of course, it is always important to monitor your cat through the training process and understand that some cats may not adjust to toilet training.
Native to India, China, and Vietnam, the spotted lanternfly came to the public eye in 2014 when discovered in Berks County, PA. Since then, they have been found in 11 eastern states. Are they anything to worry about?
Jennifer Shepherd received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2000. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Ontario Veterinary College before entering private practice Dr. Shepherd owns Cloquet Animal Hospital in Northern Minnesota where she practices full time.
In her free time she enjoys writing, photography, running and spending time with her husband, three children, two dogs, and one spoiled cat. She is pictured here with her best running dog Apollo, a Portuguese Water Dog who can’t swim but loves playing in snow.