Working Dog Spotlight: The Wonderful World of Sled Dogs!

Sled dogs are an incredible working team

Whether they’re providing transportation, transporting goods, or participating in a thrilling race across the arctic tundra, sled dogs are truly marvels of the canine world. In honor of winter and, of course, in honor of dogs, the team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital has chosen to spotlight the remarkable achievements of these hard-working heroes of the snow and ice!

Sled Dogs 101

A sled dog is defined as any canine used to pull a sled across snow and ice in arctic climates. A sled dog needs to be large, powerful, and have a thick fur coat. They must also have high endurance and possess a high tolerance for cold. Typical breeds include:

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The Season of Giving and Why Cats Leave Presents

Cats bring presents because they love you!

You might be making your list and checking it twice this holiday season, but have you ever wondered why our feline friends seem to be in the giving spirit, too? Anyone who has stumbled upon a headless rodent on their front porch has probably asked why cats leave presents for them and what thought process goes into the gift selection.

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital seeks to shed a little light on this uniquely feline behavior…

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Deaf Dogs, Good Lives

Deaf dogs can live full and happy lives

Do you know any deaf dogs? It’s not that common, but deafness in dogs does exist. Whether a dog is born with a congenital condition that causes deafness from birth, or is a result of illness or injury, they can lead happy – even joyful – lives, with a little help from us. But what do we need to do to ensure our deaf dogs can cope, be safe, and have fun?

Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital explores deafness in dogs and how we can help hearing impaired dogs live their best and safest lives.

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The Wonderful World of Clicker Training

Clicker training is a great way to train dogs

So, you’ve adopted a new puppy or adult dog. Food, toys, and beds have all been purchased; the first wellness exam is done; parasite protection is covered; microchipping is complete. Next up on the agenda is training, but with so many options available, how do you know which method is right for you?

Time and again, research has shown that animals respond best to positive reinforcement. At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we couldn’t agree more! Clicker training is a popular choice due to its ease and effectiveness – and the fact that it works with both dogs and cats (yes, cats can be trained!).

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