Podcasts

You’ll find a growing trove of podcasts on the management and prevention of pet behavior problems and other concerns. Some will involve interviews with other experts in veterinary medicine. I want you to have all the information you need to take great care of your dog or cat.

Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Stranded and Alone in the Night

By drjeffnichol | April 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Stranded and Alone in the Night
Kitten stuck in tree

Lifelines come when they are needed the most Surprises happen on the Rio Grande irrigation system. Gaston had already been watching us when he called out for help. He had to take a chance. Frank and I might be his only shot at survival, especially in his current state: wet, cold, thirsty, hungry, and a…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Housetraining? Gross or a Successful Bonding Exercise

By drjeffnichol | March 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Housetraining? Gross or a Successful Bonding Exercise
housetraining a puppy

Housetraining can feel like such a challenge that many people just give up and mop up. You can turn this around. While your shiny new puppy learns where to find the dog bathroom you can also be teaching him that all good things come from you. This method is a canine-specific structure for helping a…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Destruction & Panic when Alone

By drjeffnichol | February 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Destruction & Panic when Alone
dog damages property

What can you do if the dog who has stolen your heart damages your house while you’re away-often? More than frustrating, separation anxiety can damage the bond that makes these special pets our best friends. This disorder is nobody’s fault. And it’s common. Many affected dogs, beside themselves with angst house soil, dig, scratch, chew,…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Home Wrecking, Ripping, Scratching Cats

By drjeffnichol | January 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Home Wrecking, Ripping, Scratching Cats
Cats scratching furniture

Declawing is so ‘90s (actually ‘60s) I was recently contacted by a 72 year old man who explained that he’d had cats his entire life. He and his wife had recently lost their cat and, as he put it, he felt lost without another companion. But – his wife insisted that any new cat in…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Does Dog Age Matter? When or even If to Spay or Neuter

By drjeffnichol | December 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Does Dog Age Matter? When or even If to Spay or Neuter

Here’s a subject that a whole lot of committed pet owners feel strongly about – and with good reason. If you think sterilization of dogs and cats is the right thing to do, well, I would never argue. On the other hand, if you did not subject your dog to surgical removal of the testicles,…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Cat Fear & Aggression in the Veterinary Clinic

By drjeffnichol | December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Cat Fear & Aggression in the Veterinary Clinic
Cat Fear at Veterinary Clinic

This is the story of Sherman, a cat who learned to hate going to the veterinarian. This sad turn of events led to serious challenges for this fine kitty. His people acknowledged that it had been a long time since Sherman had seen a doctor. It wasn’t that they didn’t feel that it was important;…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Thanksgiving Hazards

By drjeffnichol | November 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Thanksgiving Hazards
Thanksgiving hazards for pets

Thanksgiving is great fun, isn’t it? Family, football, turkey, pie, beer. Hey – let the good times roll. Well, for you and me, sure, but maybe not for everybody. Badly unsettled dogs and cats may carry out some unhealthy behaviors. Watch for tense body postures around visitors or startling at sudden noises, hiding, freezing with…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Halloween is Scary, Maybe Poisonous

By drjeffnichol | October 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Halloween is Scary, Maybe Poisonous

Chocolate is Dangerous for Dogs Halloween is great, isn’t it? You can go incognito and so can your dog. And the snacks, oooh, they’re to die for, aren’t they? But if it’s a dog who indulges – even a little- chocolate can be fatal. Of the vast array of goodies consumed in mass quantities during…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Freaked out by Strangers & Sick when Alone

By drjeffnichol | October 3, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Freaked out by Strangers & Sick when Alone

The Mind-Body Connection is Big Lulu is a really sweet female Australian cattle dog and she’s mighty cute too. She’s 2 years old and she’s a big girl, weighing in at 50 pounds. Lulu lives with a very committed pet parent who will do whatever it takes for her dog’s well-being. That’s a good thing…

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Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Faith

By drjeffnichol | August 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Dr. Nichol’s Podcast – Faith

This is the story of a cat I named Faith. She was important not just because we loved her but because she taught some important lessons. A box was pushed into the arms of Martha, our front office manager. Inside was a shorthaired brown tabby cat with a mangled and bleeding lower jaw. When Martha…

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