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Category Archives: Fear Free

What you’re really seeing when you watch Cesar Millan

Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel Becker, a dog training professional who trains in combination with numerous veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists, and Dr. Marty Becker, a veterinarian with nearly 37 years in practice and founder of the Fear FreeSM initiative, share their thoughts on a recent incident involving television dog trainer Cesar Millan. After an episode of Cesar 911 appeared […]

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Survey: Should veterinary leaders support Fear Free animal shelters?

Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Do you have 60 seconds to help frightened pets in shelters? In March I’ll be meeting with the leaders in the veterinary community to discuss the Fear Free initiative, and how we want to make veterinary care free of stress, fear, and anxiety for pets. But I also want to bring them fully on board […]

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10 low-stress tips for bathing and grooming a cat

Tuesday, Mar 10th, 2015 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Except for drinking, you won’t catch most cats coming close to water. The closest thing most felines see to a bath is their own tongue. Although that’s enough for most cats, sometimes they need to be bathed or groomed because they got tangled or for medical reasons. If you’re skeptical or fearful, try these ten […]

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NAVC 2015: Creating Fear-Free Veterinary Visits presentation

Saturday, Jan 17th, 2015 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Looking for my notes from my “Creating Fear-Free Veterinary Visits” presentation at the 2015 NAVC conference in Orlando, Fla.? You’ll find them here! If you’re looking for my daughter, Mikkel Becker’s, notes, from her NAVC presentation, they’re here.

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A Fear-Free tip from our friends at Maddie’s Fund!

Wednesday, Oct 1st, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Can petting a stressed-out cat calm her down and keep her healthy? Yes, says a recent study of shelter cats, reported on by the shelter medicine blog at Maddie’s Fund. In a study published in the June 2014 issue of the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine, researchers found cats who were not petted during their first […]

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