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Importance and Understanding of Proper Puppy Socialization

Published by VCA Inc. in Behavior, Behavior Blog, Dogs, Pets, Puppy, Tips, Veterinary Staff January 29, 2017

What is socialization? The Merriam Webster Human Medical Dictionary states: “the process by which a human being beginning at infancy acquires the habits, beliefs, and accumulated knowledge of society through education and training for adult status” Animal Socialization This definition is a great way of looking at animal socialization; the process of preparing a young animal to be...

Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

Published by VCA Inc. in Cats, Dogs, Holidays, Pets, Tips December 20, 2016

Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays By: Taylor Seely Who doesn’t love the holidays? There’s a special magic in the air and baked goods nearly everywhere you go. But as great as the holidays are, there are certain things to be wary of when it comes to your pet companions. Decorating the home, walking the icy roads outside...

Introducing Kittens to an Older Cat – Behavior Blog

Published by VCA Inc. in Behavior, Behavior Blog, Cats, Tips November 12, 2016

The Techniques I Used to Introduce Two Kittens to My Older Cat By: Amy Sturlini BS, RVT When I was seven years old my father took me to get a new kitten; I can still remember how excited I was when I first brought tiny Miss Frisky into the house and set her down for the first time. ...

Fun Pet Halloween Costumes

Published by VCA Inc. in Cats, Dogs, Pets, Tips November 4, 2016

Pet Halloween Costumes Hoomans don’t get to have all the fun on Halloween! With a little help from their pet parents, these furry friends pulled out all the stops to show off their Pet Halloween costume creativity. Perhaps these can inspire costume ideas for next Halloween or for a weekend playing dress up with your pets! Aviator Corgi...

Quick, Easy Tips to Make Moving With Pets Stress Free

Published by VCA Inc. in Lifestyle, Pets, Tips October 22, 2016

By Travis McKnight   Moving can be a challenging, nerve-wracking and exhausting experience for everybody involved — especially your pets. Domesticated animals rely on routine and familiarity to get through their days. When their environment and routine both suddenly change the aftermath can be emotionally jarring. And when your furry, feathery or scaly friends aren’t feeling quite themselves,...