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  • September 1, 2012

    Minding Their Manners

    Professional dog trainer and Pets for Life consultant Kate Jackson shares her technique for teaching dogs to sit and wait patiently when someone approaches to open their cage door.

  • August 6, 2012

    AAFP: Feline Behavior Guidelines

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners' Feline Behavior Guidelines are filled with information for veterinarians and pet owners.

  • August 6, 2012

    AAFP: Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report

    The American Association of Feline Practitioners has released their Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel Report. Includes a section on vaccination in shelters and multiple-cat environments.

  • July 9, 2012

    ASPCA Feline-ality Cat Body Postures

    Happy or hissing? Calm or crazed? Learn what your felines are trying to tell you.

  • July 1, 2012

    Talking TNR

    More communities are considering implementing trap-neuter-return programs, but local governments don’t always embrace them right away. TNR advocates can make their case by knowing the laws, understanding animal control’s role, and accentuating the benefits.

  • July 1, 2012

    Cats are from Mars?

    Jackson Galaxy set out to be a musician, but wound up a cat behavior guru and the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. The patron saint of conflicted cats discusses his career and shares his insights into the workings of the feline mind.

  • July 1, 2012

    Helping Hounds

    In some areas of the country, animal shelters take in more stray hunting hounds than pit bulls. Often undernourished and unsocialized, hunting dogs pose unique challenges for shelters. Here are some tips for meeting their needs and getting them into happy homes.

  • July 1, 2012

    Bringing Sexing Back

    Here’s an overview of the impressive reproductive capacity of guinea pigs and some tips for telling the guinea girls from the guinea boys.

  • June 12, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program

    The shelter medicine program at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has a wealth of information on disease control, facility design, animal housing and many other topics.

  • May 9, 2012

    UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program - Facility Design and Animal Housing

    The shelter facility and the housing there-in has implications far beyond the shelter walls. The design of the facility will impact disease levels, behavioral health, staffing needs and the daily cost of care (and therefore how much time and money is left over for other important programs).

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