Rants and Raves – What Irritates Us, What Excites Us

With guest CAAB Chatters Dr. Alice Moon-Fanelli, Nancy Williams, Jessica Lockhart and Mary Huntsberry   Have you ever wondered what CAABs talk about when they really get passionate about a topic?  What do we RAVE about?  Information that gets us really excited to hear.  Maybe it’s some new research we think has been designed well,…

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Are You Forgetting Behavior Changes Are the Most Common Symptom of Disease and Illness? With guest CAAB Chatters Dr. Alice Moon-Fanelli and Dr. Sue McDonnell   When a pet’s behavior needs changing, what’s your first thought?  How to elicit another behavior you can reinforce?  How to prevent the expression of the…

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Environmental Enrichment – What’s Enriching, What’s Not, How Can We Tell?

Environmental enrichment for animals in a variety of settings, from zoos to shelters to private homes, is a popular and important topic.  But how can we know what is truly enriching for the animal? As an example, years ago Dr. Hetts was employed by a large metropolitan animal shelter.  A staff member suggested painting the…

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