NSAIDS for dogs; Are they a good idea?

I found an article on DNM (Dogs Naturally Magazine) on the use of NSAIDS with our dogs. It also discusses some potential herbal and naturally remedies to use, in place of those NSAIDS. https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/think-twice-before-using-nsaids/?utm_campaign=Content%3A%20The%20Problem%20With%20N%27Saids%20For%20Dogs%20-%20July%2022%20%28JheVpb%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=klaviyo&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJjbGF1ZGlhQHBob2VuaXh3b3JraW5nZG9ncy5jb20iLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJDNFl5VjkifQ%3D%3D

Lunging, barking, biting, oh my.

Here is another terrific article; this one on dog thresholds and triggers. This will work out well for Zephyr and I. She gets over excited on walks when we meet other dogs. She is such a social diva! She thinks that it is her right to ‘meet ‘n greet’ every dog that we come across. But if I try to maneuver her away, she gets pissed, and starts tugging on her leash.
Go to this blog and give it a like; “Where dogs and science meet.” There is lots of science based information there, related to dog training. And we all know (or should), dog training is rooted in science.

Where dogs and science meet

Does your dog embarrass you on walks? Is your dog struggling to be calm when they see humans, dogs, bikes, joggers, etc?  I’ve been there. My first dog, Pepper, was so afraid of strangers that one day while running alongside my bike, she veered into the road because the upcoming car was less scary to her than the stranger 50 plus feet down the hill. The second dog I adopted, BJ, was terrified of new places, people, and dogs.  Astrid was so frustrated by the leash preventing her from running up to other dogs and chase other critters, that she used to throw temper tantrums that would make a 2-year-old child seem mild-mannered and sometimes she would growl at dogs.

Did you know that one of the pioneers in canine behavior modification, Karen Overall, learned much of what she shares with us today from a dog named Flash that put…

View original post 4,599 more words

Taking dogs to the back of the Veterinary Clinic. Why?

Excellent thoughts here. I am one handler who prefers to be present, and hold my own dog, for routine procedures. If you feel you need to take my dog “into the back” without me, then I have to wonder just WHAT you are planning to do with her!!

Where dogs and science meet

Pet parents are what psychologists and animal behaviorists call a stable attachment base for their pets. Our presence reassures our animals and helps them handle scary situations with less stress and fewer negative psychological outcomes [1,2,3].

When I adopted Astrid after a 10 year break from dogs, I was surprised by a veterinary practice trend that I hadn’t encountered before.  The technician wanted to take Astrid to the back for her blood draw and vaccinations. With my previous pets I had always been present for these routine procedures.  Since then I have found “taking animals to the back” for routine procedures to be standard practice at 3 out of 4 clinics I have visited. This may seem like an insignificant change to make the technicians job easier but it can actually have far reaching consequences.

The “stability effect” has been studied in children and in dogs.  Studies have shown that…

View original post 1,555 more words