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  • It’s normal for your dog to be upset when his human family members leave, especially if this is a new experience for him. No matter what your situation — a new puppy, a newly adopted dog, or a change in your family's schedule — there are some simple ways to raise your dog’s confidence and make him comfortable with staying home alone.  
  • Naming a new pet — whether it's a puppy or kitten you acquired from a breeder or an older dog or cat you've adopted from a shelter — is an important way to make that animal part of the family. In this Vetstreet video, trainer Mikkel Becker shows you how to quickly teach your pet to respond to his name in just a few easy steps.
  • There isn’t one clear reason why pets eat grass. What we do know is that eating small amounts can be a harmless, if curious, thing for a perfectly healthy dog or cat to do. But when nibbling turns into gulping, it’s time to ask your vet what’s going on.
  • A dog treadmill can be an excellent tool for getting your dog much-needed exercise when regular walks aren’t an option. Dog trainer Mikkel Becker shows you how to teach your dog to navigate the treadmill. 

Of course, the treadmill is never a replacement for getting your dog outside. Dogs still need interaction outside the home, which can be done with ventures to the dog park, having a dog walker come over on occasion, or getting your dog enrolled in doggy day care or a training class.
  • Pet owners have fallen in love with the adorable faces of brachycephalic breeds like the Pug, Bulldog, French Bulldog and Persian cat. But Dr. Marty Becker reveals the serious health issues that come along with their short muzzles — and tells you how to protect your pet from potential problems.

It’s normal for your dog to be upset when his human family members leave, especially if this is a new experience for him. No matter what your situation — a new puppy, a newly adopted dog, or a change in your family's schedule — there are some simple ways to raise your dog’s confidence and make him comfortable with staying home alone.  

Naming a new pet — whether it's a puppy or kitten you acquired from a breeder or an older dog or cat you've adopted from a shelter — is an important way to make that animal part of the family. In this Vetstreet video, trainer Mikkel Becker shows you how to quickly teach your pet to respond to his name in just a few easy steps.

There isn’t one clear reason why pets eat grass. What we do know is that eating small amounts can be a harmless, if curious, thing for a perfectly healthy dog or cat to do. But when nibbling turns into gulping, it’s time to ask your vet what’s going on.

A dog treadmill can be an excellent tool for getting your dog much-needed exercise when regular walks aren’t an option. Dog trainer Mikkel Becker shows you how to teach your dog to navigate the treadmill. Of course, the treadmill is never a replacement for getting your dog outside. Dogs still need interaction outside the home, which can be done with ventures to the dog park, having a dog walker come over on occasion, or getting your dog enrolled in doggy day care or a training class.

Pet owners have fallen in love with the adorable faces of brachycephalic breeds like the Pug, Bulldog, French Bulldog and Persian cat. But Dr. Marty Becker reveals the serious health issues that come along with their short muzzles — and tells you how to protect your pet from potential problems.

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