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Kids and Dog Safety with Jennifer Anderson (Episode 37)

Posted by Cathy Madson, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA on Apr 19, 2020 1:12:15 PM

The current coronavirus pandemic means that children are being homeschooled and many parents are working from home. The entire family, including your dog, is spending non-stop quality time together.

Does your dog seem more stressed with all the extra hubbub going on all day? Are you wondering what you can do to make sure the kids and dogs both stay safe while you get some work done in the office? Want to learn how to get your kids involved with caring for and training the family dog?Do you have a new puppy at home? Click here to learn more about raising a puppy during COVID-19.

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Topics: Dogs, Puppy

Pets and COVID-19: What We Know and Tips For Staying Safe (Episode 36)

Posted by Jason Nicholas, BVetMed on Apr 6, 2020 12:45:36 PM


We know many pet owners have questions about whether the coronavirus affects their dogs and cats — and are also worried about the implications of veterinary clinics needing to change the way they provide care due to social distancing rules.

There's also a lot of new puppy owners left scratching their heads wondering how to socialize their puppies while social distancing.

I sat down (virtually, of course) with Paws & Play host, Mia, to talk about what pet owners need to know about coronavirus and their cats and dogs, including awareness around everyday hazards that are potentially even more dangerous now that everyone is home all the time. Listen to the podcast below and let us know what questions you have in the comments!

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Topics: Kittens, Dogs, Puppy, Cat, puppy shots

Getting a Second Dog: Things to Consider (Episode 35)

Posted by Cathy Madson, MA, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA on Mar 2, 2020 9:11:42 AM


Are you thinking of adding a second dog to your family?

Whether you're getting a puppy or adopting an older dog, adding another furry friend to your life means a lot of change — especially for your current dog.

In this episode we walk through what you should consider when wanting to add another pup, along with how to find the right fit for your first dog.

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Topics: Dogs, Puppy

Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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Tips & Awareness for Happy Tails
Twice a month, host Mia and regular co-host, Cathy, bring you entertaining health, safety, lifestyle, and training information for your cats and dogs.

Mia is an animal lover, who is lucky enough to be owned by her kitty, Mazel, and senior pug, Mabel. In her off-time she and her wife volunteer at a goat rescue, watch Golden Girls & Psych marathons, and celebrate Halloween and Christmas all year round.

Cathy is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant who believes that dog training is a lifestyle and should never feel like a chore. When she's not talking dogs, she's probably reading about them while enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.

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