This is your place for information focused on your pet’s health and mental well-being for every stage of your journey together.
Our team of preventive health and critical care veterinarians, certified trainers, behavior consultants, and extremely passionate pet lovers are doing all the leg work to provide you with clear, concise pet care information you can trust. This is all we focus on: education, advice, and support for you and your pet. Along with our extensive library of articles, we offer virtual dog training classes and recommended product solutions for your pet’s health and behavior needs.
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Vaccinations for puppies include Distemper, Parvo, Lepto, Rabies, and more. Find out what your dog needs to be protected before visiting with other dogs.
Is your cat waking you at 4 am every day? You’re not alone. Cats are excellent at training us to do what they want. Find out how to stop this cat behavior.
Cats need to scratch so you can't stop them, but our tips will help you redirect their natural scratching instincts away from your furniture.
Cats instinctually stare, stalk, pounce, grab, and kill bite their prey. If they can't do this, they can become stressed. Learn how to play with your cat.
Does your dog have separation anxiety? Take a free separation anxiety quiz to find out. Learn the causes, symptoms, and steps for how to fix it.
Why does your dog bark all the time? Dogs bark for various reasons. Learn all about why they bark and what you can do to teach them how to be quiet.
Your dog may be humping, but it usually has nothing to do with sex! Even female dogs hump. Learn more about why it happens and what you can do to stop it.
Dogs benefit greatly from daily exercise. Here are some ideas and ways that you can entertain and exercise your dog in the comfort of your own home.
Trimming a dog's nails can be tough if a dog is stressed about the process. Learn how to introduce nail trims to a puppy or dog in a positive way.
Calculate your pet's minimum and maximum dosage of diphenhydramine antihistamine, Benadryl®, with this easy-to-use calculator.
Socialization is the most important thing you can do with your new puppy. Use Preventive Vet's free Pupstanding smartphone app to help your puppy learn that new people, sounds, textures, and being handled are all things not to worry about!
Xylitol is toxic to dogs. It can be more dangerous than chocolate! Read product labels carefully. We have a list of over 700 products xylitol is in.
A cat that cannot pee is a cat that will die unless appropriate veterinary care is obtained immediately. Urethral obstruction is a very critical medical emergency.
GDV in dogs is life-threatening. Watch the video to see the symptoms of bloat. If your dog is suffering, getting them to an ER hospital asap is critical.
Preventive Vet’s virtual dog training academy, led by certified trainer and behavior consultant, Cathy Madson, offers the perfect solution for your dog training and behavior needs. Start anytime, from anywhere!
At Pupstanding®️ Academy, you’ll learn how to better understand and train your puppy or adult dog using positive reinforcement and force-free techniques. Cathy's specialties include dog aggression, resource guarding, separation anxiety, and puppy socialization.
Check out our Dog Training Essentials Workshops, which include potty training, crate training, puppy nipping, barking, jumping, and more. Or get in-depth help with our One-on-One Virtual Coaching sessions. In-person dog training and behavior consultations are also available in select areas of Seattle, WA.
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