YFD 044: Alternative Medicine for Family Dogs

August 1, 2017

Alternative or integrative medicine offers different ways of approaching the health and well being of your dog. Julie Fudge Smith talks with Dr. Jim Carlson of the Lifetime Pet Wellness Center about Chiropractic care, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, ozone treatments and much more. Learn what integrative medicine has to offer your family dog. 

 

For more information and helpful links go to: Your Family Dog

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YFD 043: The Funnel of Activity

July 25, 2017

Is your dog filled with energy? Would you like to know how to transition your dog from crazy to calm?

The funnel of activity provides a great framework that anyone can use to give their dog a great physical and emotional outlet and then help the dog move toward a state of blissful relaxation.

 

For more information, handouts, etc., see: Your Family Dog, The "Fun"nel of Activity 

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YFD 042: Not All Dog Bites Are Created Equal

July 18, 2017

How common are dog bites, and how severe are they? Are bedroom slippers and balloons more likely to send you to the ER than a dog? These are some of the questions that Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss in this episode on dog bites.

 

For more information and show notes: Your Family Dog

 

Click here for the book: Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers are More Dangerous

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YFD 041: New Places, New Faces!

July 11, 2017

Visiting new people and places can be fun for everyone, your dog included. Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith have tips that will help your dog enjoy this new adventure and make the most of your time away from home.

 

For more tips and information: Your Family Dog

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YFD 040: Let’s Take a Road Trip!

July 4, 2017

Headed on a road trip with your favorite canine? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith give tips that will help to make this adventure fun and safe for you and your dog.

 

For more information: Your Family Dog

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YFD 039: Summer Fun for You and Your Dog

June 27, 2017

Picnics and fireworks are great fun for people, but are they really fun for our dogs? This week, Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about keeping your dog happy, cool, and safe in the sun and water for your dog. 

 

For show notes and links: Your Family Dog

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YFD 038: Choosing NOT to Walk Your Dog

June 20, 2017

Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar talk about reasons why you might choose to NOT walk your dog. Weather, health, and behavior issues can all play a role in determining the best course of action for you and your dog. 

 

For Show Notes and more information: Your Family Dog

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YFD 037: Too Fat, Too Thin, or Just Right?

June 13, 2017

Is your dog one of the 45% of dogs who are overweight or obese? Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss some of the problems associated with obesity in dogs, some easy things you can do to improve your dog's health, as well as a quick and easy way to determine if your dog is too fat, too thin, or just right.

 

Julie's Blog on food: Food, glorious food!

 

Other show notes: Your Family Dog

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YFD 036: What does friendly look like?

June 6, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about arousal versus friendliness. Are they the same? How do you tell the difference, and can your dog be hyper aroused and friendly at the same time?

 

For links and show notes: Your Family Dog

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YFD 035: Wrestling with Rehoming?

May 30, 2017

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss the heart wrenching decision to rehome your dog and how this very difficult and emotional choice might be the best gift you could give to your dog. 

 

For addtional show notes: Your Family Dog

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