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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Fireworks Fear & Sweaty Paws

July 6, 2020

Startled by earsplitting blasts, many otherwise stable pets will endure almost continual panic this weekend. A freaked-out dog or cat needs serious relief from fear. I’ll make it easy for you to help.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Stop That! Training Better Behavior

June 29, 2020
dog behavior training

A dog can act out in embarrassing, destructive, or even dangerous ways. If you could just teach them to stop those bad behaviors! Training can help but you’ll need to understand the problem in order to bring out the best.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Do Bad Dogs Bite?

June 22, 2020
video dogs who bite

It’s so upsetting getting bitten by a dog you love. Should you punish? What happens when the trust is lost? Maybe another home would be better – or not? Don’t make a final decision until you understand the facts. I’ll share some strategies.  

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Stranger Danger: Freak-Out at the Veterinary Clinic

June 15, 2020
fear at the vet clinic

Dogs and cats who are frightened or try to bite at the doctor’s office are at serious risk. Without medical care they face unnecessary illness or early death. But that stress is harmful too. Modern medicine makes life better for pets who can go along. Find out how it’s done.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Got anxiety? Your dog does too!

June 8, 2020
canine anxiety

Panting, pacing, licking, pesky – you’re not alone. Our dogs do the same things when they get wiggy. Anxiety is more than miserable; left uncontrolled it causes internal physical disease. A great dog who panics can become defensive. You can help both of you feel better.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Cantankerous, Curmudgeonly Cats

June 1, 2020
cantankerous cats video

Cats are simpler pets to care for than dogs, right? Uh, no. They are every bit as complex and just as prone to pain as any of us. We can help but we must recognize their needs as early and help them carefully.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Hot skin, panting predicaments

May 25, 2020

More than miserable, blistering summer days can bring dangerous hot spots and a failure of normal panting to release body heat. Keeping our dogs safe and comfortable is about more than ventilation and air conditioning. It’s not hard if you understand the problems.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Love-Hate Canine Frenemies

May 18, 2020
canine aggression video

A great friendship can go bad. Aggression between family dogs is common. And the person in-charge doing their best to break it up and make it work can make it worse and get hurt. We can help most of these angry dogs but not with reprimands and punishment.

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Dr. Nichol’s Video – Cats Go Back to Work

May 11, 2020

COVID19 doesn’t scare our cats but they might get wiggy when we return to work. They thought we were home for good. Finding themselves without us all day could trigger some rather stressful and messy separation behaviors.

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