A Proper Dental Cleaning
By: Patrick Hafner, DVM
Recently I have been asked by several clients what my opinion is of the availability of non-anesthetic dental cleanings for their pets. This procedure is also known as non-professional dental scaling. I did not recommend these procedures for many reasons. A complete examination of the dental health of our patients always requires the patient be anesthetized for adequate evaluation.
I know that the anesthetic requirement for proper evaluation can be concerning for the owners with regards to the risk of anesthesia. However, pre-anesthetic evaluation by physical examination […]
The Importance of Proper Puppy Socialization
By: Elaina Franklin
Hello everybody! Elaina Franklin here from Positive Solutions Animal Training. I would like to talk to you about a very concerning problem that we, as trainers, are seeing on the rise. It’s very sad to say but the number one reason most of us get called out to evaluate a dog is due to the dog’s reactivity to certain people, animals, places, or other stimuli. After taking a closer look into the situation and having a discussion with the family; we are often able to determine that […]