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Shaping in Dogs: Introduction

June 20, 2017

Most of us have learned to train our dogs using “luring,” or using a reward to lead a dog into a specific position (for example, moving a treat up over…

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Happy Visits

June 13, 2017

This is a common scenario we see in practice every day. New puppies and kittens come in for their first visit and they think we are the greatest! We shower…

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Fear Free Part 3: Cats

February 21, 2017

We are so thankful and proud of our staff who have become certified Fear Free Professionals. Most of you have probably never heard this term. What does “Fear Free” mean?…

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Fear Free Certification – Part 1

December 26, 2016

We are proud and excited to have recently become Fear Free Certified! This means that all 15 members of our staff, from front desk to our veterinarians, have completed an…

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Why spay or neuter your cat?

October 29, 2016

Why Spay or Neuter? Part 1: Cats Contributed by Sina Kavadas, veterinary assistant at Grand Avenue Veterinary Center and 3rd year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota  …

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Cat Body Language Decoded

September 8, 2016

Sometimes cats’ body language can seem mysterious, even to long time cat owners. This helpful illustration by Lili Chin helps demonstrate how the position of ears, tail, whiskers, and body…

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Kitten Nail Trimming

May 23, 2016

Cats scratch to maintain the necessary claw motion used in hunting and climbing. Scratching is a natural behavior that also grooms the claws and leaves scent markers on the objects.

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Kitten Socialization

May 6, 2016

April Showers Bring May Meowers Kitten season is upon us and everyone loves cute, cuddly, sweet and loving kittens. Kittens that are not properly trained or socialized can become stressed,…

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