Benefits for All: Crate Training 101

There are plenty of internet articles touting the “easy” way to crate train your puppy or dog, but no matter which way you slice it, crate training requires patience, gentleness, and positivity. With those three ingredients in mind, we’ll share some reasons crate training can be beneficial as well as our tips for success!

First Things First

Different people have different circumstances that may make crate training a good idea. Here are some common reasons:

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How to Introduce A New Pet to Your Current Pets

Introduce a new pet to your other pets with love and compassion.

Congratulations! You’re adding a new pet to your furry family. This time is exciting of course, but can also be stressful for both you and all the pets involved. When you introduce a new pet to your existing pets, there are some best practices to follow which can help alleviate everyone’s nerves. Below, we walk you through how to seamlessly integrate a new pet into your home.

How To Introduce A New Pet…

Because the old adage, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” is true in the case of how to introduce a new pet to your household, take special care in that initial meeting. We do recommend making introductions before you are fully committed to a new animal. It’s important to take things slow. If you need help, please call your team at Goldorado Animal Hospital.

Let’s get started!

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5 Tips to Keep Your Cat Vet Visit Stress-Free

For some cat owners (and vets!), a visit to the veterinary hoscrate_training_and_travel_in_catspital should earn them hazard pay…but it doesn’t alway
s have to be such an ordeal. Here are some simple tips that can make any feline’s visit more enjoyable:

1. Make your cat travel-savvy. Get your cat used to traveling by taking them with you on journeys in the car. Whether you are running errands or taking a road trip, starting at a young age will produce the best results.

2. Make the carrier your cat’s home away from home. Make it a comfortable resting, feeding or play location. Keep the transport carrier out and accessible in the home, not just when you’re taking your cat somewhere. Read the rest of this entry »