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Mixing Children and Pets: When Social Media ‘Cuteness’ Goes Wrong

Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Many photos and videos posted to social media sites depict babies hobnobbing with dogs and other pets. However, they invariably show the baby in an unsafe situation, all for the sake of “cute.” What can you, as a veterinary professional, do? Photos and videos are often shared to my …

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Behavioral Medicine: Top 10 Tools for Success

Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Behavior problems may seem daunting, but primary care veterinarians can provide critical interventions by diagnosing and managing the behavior problems they frequently face in clinical practice. Implementing behavior-related questions into a routine examination and training team members to note owners’ behavior-related questions opens the door for behavior assessment in …

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