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Happy Paws

Premier Issue!

Happy Paws magazine will give you the tools that’ll help your dog or cat live a happy, healthy life. Enjoy inspiring articles (written by the pet industry’s leading experts) that help you know that your dog is happy, enrich your cat’s life, socialize a puppy, ease your pet’s anxieties, bake healthy pet treats, and build a better bond through positive, reward­-based training methods. Plus, check out our interactive toy guide to find fun ways to stimulate your pet’s mind.

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Meredith Corporation
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welcome to happy paws

(photo SHAINA FISHMAN (CAT))Love your furry friend? Want to make sure he lives his best life? So do I and so does our team of committed professionals who share their expertise in this premier issue of Happy Paws magazine.While we’ll always recommend your local veterinarian as the one best equipped to treat and prevent disease, some animal doctors are not educated, trained, or experienced in looking after the emotional well-being of pets. Just like humans, pets need both physical and emotional wellbeing to be happy and healthy. In the pages of this magazine as well as through Fear Free, which I founded in 2016, we are committed to help free pets from fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS).Rather than letting pets suffer from FAS, we want to help you recognize and…

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contributors

MARTY BECKERDVM, FOUNDER OF FEAR FREEDr. Marty Becker, a coauthor of From Fearful to Fear Free, has been a companion animal veterinarian for more than 30 years. He lives surrounded by wildlife on Almost Heaven Ranch in northern Idaho. He claims to be owned by three dogs, two cats, four quarter horses, and a tank of tropical fish.DEBBIE MARTINKPA CTP, LVT, VTS (BEHAVIOR)Debbie Martin is an animal behavior technician who works with her husband, Dr. Kenneth Martin, to help pet owners and vets solve behavior issues and training problems. She is one of the reviewers for Happy Pawscontent. When not working, Martin likes to hike with her dogs, Iris and Jazmin.MIKKEL BECKERCBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBCMikkel Becker, a certified trainer and behavior consultant, lives with a puggle named Indiana Bones. He accompanies…

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what do the credentials mean to you

DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, the degree awarded to veterinarians by most veterinary schools in the United StatesDACVN Board-certified veterinary nutritionistDACVB Board-certified veterinary behavioristVMD Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, the veterinary degree awarded by the University of Pennsylvania in PhiladelphiaCABC Certified animal behavior consultantCBCC-KA Certified behavior consultant canineCCBC Certified cat behavior consultantCDBC Certified dog behavior consultantKPA CTP Certified training partner, Karen Pryor AcademyCPDT-KA Certified professional dog trainerLVT Licensed veterinary technicianVTS (BEHAVIOR) Veterinary technician specialist in behavior…

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get the scoop

Q IS THERE SOMETHING MY DOG CAN WEAR BESIDES THOSE BIG PLASTIC COLLARS THAT LOOK LIKE LAMPSHADES? I HATE WATCHING HIM BUMP INTO THINGS WHILE HE’S WEARING THE CONE OF SHAME.A Absolutely! New options give an updated, more comfortable take on the cone. One type fits around the dog’s neck in a manner similar to a donut-shape travel neck pillow, allowing for increased mobility and decreasing the likelihood of bumping into objects. Softer versions of the cone, such as the Calmer Collar, allow the dog to eat and drink while the cone is worn and lessen the jolt of bumping into an object. Wearable recovery gear, such as onesies and slings, protects specific sites of the body, such as the belly and groin post-neuter or spay.MIKKEL BECKER, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBCSTRETCHABLE…

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visiting the vet calm, cool & collected

When it comes to travel, you can teach an old dog (or an old cat) new tricks. At least, you can condition them to view carriers as safe havens and trips to the clinic as rides to the land of friendly people and heaps of treats.It starts with you and your state of mind. Stay calm (even if you have to pretend), or your pet will pick up on your anxious attitude and react accordingly.You should also treat your dog or cat en route as you would a young child, according to Lisa Radosta, DVM, Fear Free Certified veterinary behaviorist at the Florida Veterinary Behavior Service in West Palm Beach. “Don’t get impatient and push a dog or cat into a carrier or yell at the pet out of frustration,”…

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safety-conscious pet carriers

SOFT-SIDED CAT CARRIERSave your back with a lightweight canvas carrier that comes with a sturdy steel frame, four mesh doors for better ventilation and views, and a soft sleep pillow. $58; PetLuv; petluvshop.usTWO DOOR TOP LOAD KENNELTop and front openings make it easy to place your pet inside this sturdy carrier made of plastic and steel wire. Sizes are available for pets from 5 to 15 pounds. $33 to $42; Petmate; petmate.comROLLER-CARRIERManeuver your pet in and out of buildings securely with a roller-carrier that includes an interior safety tether. Convert it to a backpack for stairs and rough terrain. $110 to $120; Gen7 from Petmate; petmate.comMOBILE PET BEDReduce stress with a crash-tested carrier that doubles as a pet bed. That means your pet can travel safely in his own boudoir…

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