Dr. Christopher Pachel, veterinary animal behaviorist joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith in a two part series about problems with puppy socialization and what can go wrong with even the best of intentions. In part 1, we discuss trauma associated with socialization and what that can mean for you and your puppy.
Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about cost-effective ways to feed (including a very clever way to make dog treats), vaccinate, and spay or neuter your dog, so that pet ownership remains a joy, not a burden.
Please see Your Family Dog, for links and show notes about food, vaccination clinic, low-cost spay or neuter programs and more.
Dr. Michael Morales from the Jacobs School of Medicine and BioMedical Sciences at The University of Buffalo joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the immune system and the endocrine system of the dog. How do vaccines work? Why do you need booster shots? What is auto-immune disease and how is it related to the endocrine system? These are just a few of the questions we explore as we discuss the inside of your dog.
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Dr. Heather Lane, DVM, and retired Staff Sargent Jason Manly join Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to discuss Veteran Companion Animal Services (VCAS), a charity devoted to enriching the lives of veterans, military families, and dogs through the many benefits of the human-animal bond.
"To fulfill this mission, VCAS focuses on placing rescue animals with veterans and/or military families where companion animal ownership will be beneficial. VCAS provides financial support that assists with general care costs, training, and veterinary expenses so that companion animal ownership is an option and not a burden." (VCAS website)
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith welcome Dr. Rise Van Fleet to answer a listener's question about what to do when you see something that makes you uncomfortable. Do you intervene? If so, how? And, if not is there something else you can do?
Dr. Laurie Schultze, DVM, joins Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith to talk about canine behavior and her work as a vet who brings behavior consults to your home.
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss what Julie learned about dog behavior at the 2018 Midwestern Veterinary Conference, including such topics as: thunder phobia, house soiling, and canine pharmacology.
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Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk about toys that just might work for the toughest chewers out there, as well as playing with dogs, cat updates, class foibles, and a whole lot more!
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Dr. Patricia McConnell joins Julie Fudge Smith and Colleen Pelar to talk about the "glamorous" side of dog training and why they love what they do.
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In this episode Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith discuss the reasons why they object to the methods used by some dog trainers and the problems with TV dog training.
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