Paws & Play

Paws & Play

Keep your dogs and cats happy, healthy, and safe! Every other week (mostly), our host Mia talks to expert guests to bring you preventive veterinary health, safety, behavior, and training information. Preventive Vet was started in response to the many heartbreaking, and preventable cases being brought into veterinary practices and emergency rooms. Mia is an animal lover, pet parent, and goat rescue volunteer. It's the Preventive Vet team's goal to spread awareness, save lives, and help nurture the human animal bond. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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September 28, 2020 53 min

Having puppies jumping all over you may feel like heaven when they're tiny, but as they grow and the behavior continues, not only can it can be a real nuisance but it can actually be dangerous (even for small dogs).

 

Tune in to this special video episode, live from Yappy Hour, where Cathy shares real life examples and gives play-by-play feedback to help you train your pup to keep four paws on the floor.


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September 10, 2020 45 min
If you listen to this podcast, you're obviously an animal lover, which also probably means at some point you've given thought to fostering animals. I spoke with current cat foster guardian, LeeAnna Bias, about what fostering is and what it isn't, the steps to take to find the right rescue or shelter to work with, and the many benefits for everyone involved. If you were sitting on the fence about whether to get started, ...
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August 31, 2020 19 min

It’s summer time and the living, well, it’s not that easy this year. If you’re looking for an escape from the heat, the indoors, and everything else going on in the world, there’s a good chance you’ll head towards somewhere with water.

 

Dr. J joined me virtually to talk about the dangers of blue-green algae, some resources available to help you take preventive measures to identify and avoid it, and what to look out for in case your ...

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August 11, 2020 55 min

Preparing for the arrival of a baby is an exciting and stressful time. When you've got a dog at home, there are even more considerations and precautions to take to ensure the entire family is safe, comfortable, and secure.

 

Special guest, certified dog trainer and founder of Pawsitive Transformation, Jennifer Anderson, is back with great tips for setting your growing family up for success.


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July 26, 2020 41 min

Today’s show has actually been in the works for a long time but is coming late due to some technical glitches. The timing couldn’t be more perfect though, because the current pandemic has a lot of us thinking about who might be able to care for our pets in case something happens to us.


Our special guest Debra Hamilton provides a lot of great information, including an actual plan you can follow to ensure your fur family’s needs are m...

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We’re shaking it up a little bit and bringing you a live taping from one of our Yappy Hours that was all about puppy nipping and biting. Cathy gave a great overview of training with lots of emphasis on incompatible behaviors, redirection and counter-conditioning and then took questions from our audience. All of the videos referenced during this taping are available in the blog post for this episode.


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May 4, 2020 62 min

Welcoming a new cat into your home can be a wonderful experience — it also has the potential to stir up some drama. On today’s show, certified feline trainer and behavior consultant, Dr. Marci Koski, from Feline Behavior Solutions, is back and talking about how to add another cat to your family in a way that makes your new cat and your established cat feel safe and comfortable.


We go over things to consider on behalf of your existin...

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In this episode of Paws and Play, we are excited to introduce our audience to Jennifer Anderson, certified dog trainer and founder of Pawsitive Transformation. Jennifer began her dog training journey as a registered veterinary technician and then rescued a dog named Bali. Raising Bali and working alongside her training mentor Madeline Gabriel (Dogs & Babies) became her inspiration for launching Pawsitive Transformation.


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April 2, 2020 24 min

On today’s very special quarantined episode, Pets and COVID-19, I’ve got Dr. J back to talk about what we know about coronavirus and our pets, debunking some myths, and of course, we wouldn’t be Preventive Vet if we didn’t spread some awareness about potential hazards that might be more likely to come up now that everyone is home all the time.


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February 29, 2020 37 min
Are you ready to add another dog to your family? Here are a few things to consider and tips for bringing home the right match for you and your existing dog.

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Separation anxiety is a heartbreaking condition that effects 1 in 7 dogs. My own dogs suffer from separation anxiety and, to be totally honest, their stress has brought on my own anxiety and kept me very close to home.


Thankfully, there is hope! On today's show, Preventive Vet's certified dog trainer and behavior consultant, Cathy Madson, and I are joined by special guest, Dr. Judy Korman, veterinarian and Chief Business Off...

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December 16, 2019 31 min

Temperatures are dropping and that means it's time to start (or continue) thinking about the best ways to prepare your animals for a safe and healthy winter season.

 

Tune in for cold weather tips to use inside and outside your home – at least one of which will help keep you healthy, too!

 

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On this week's episode, we're answering a listener question from Barb, who wrote: "How do you teach a dog to jump on a chair or bed?"

Well Barb, Preventive Vet's certified dog trainer, Cathy Madson, is going to take your question a step further and teach us how to train our dogs to do anything in just 4 easy steps!

 

Whether you're just getting started with dog training, or are teaching an older dog some new tr...

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We’re back with another show in our senior pets series, and not a moment too soon! Tune in to find out how to make small changes in and around your home that can lead to big improvements in our aging dog and cats’ lives. Whether they’re dealing with mobility issues, vision impairment, or something else, there’s a lot we can do to ensure as their age increases, their quality of life does too

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We're back with certified feline trainer and behavior consultant, Dr. Marci Koski, to do a deeper dive into cat spraying, and what methods you can use to figure out why your cat is doing it, and how to stop it.

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Cats peeing outside of the litter box is one of the most frustrating (and stinky) issues a cat owner can face. Contrary to what many people think, kitties aren't spraying on the walls, peeing on clothes, or eliminating outside of the litter box just for vindictive funsies. But, they are trying to tell you something. Feline trainer and behavior consultant, Dr. Marci Koski, is back to talk about the many reasons your cat could be...
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Choke collars, and bark collars may seem like the perfect investment to train your dog to stop unwanted behavior — after all, that's exactly how they are marketed.


But just like those super long prescription drug commercials, the unwanted side effects of these products are often much worse than the original problem.


On today's show, PV's certified dog trainer and behavior consultant, Cathy Madson, teaches us all about ave...

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It may not seem like such a big deal, but feeding cats wet food over kibble is actually incredibly important. In this episode, Dr. J and I discuss why it should be the main source of a cat's diet, and what you should be looking for on the can to find the best option for your kitty.

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This episode, Dr. J, Cathy, and I talk about the many benefits of adopting senior dogs and cats. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked at the shelters, but we believe a lot of that may be due to misunderstanding and misinformation.


There are so many incredible benefits of adopting a senior pet. You may be surprised at how well they fit in with your lifestyle and might just be the perfect new addition to your household.


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Microchipping your pets is an important topic to understand regardless of time of year, but is especially important as we head into fireworks season, when the shelters are overrun with traumatized pets fleeing the loud booms and now need help getting home.


Most pet parents have at least heard of microchips, but there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to what they actually do and the proper steps you have to take to ensure th...

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