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Happy Pets - Happy Staff - Happy Owners

Foote and Friends is a collaboration of professionals, and owners creating understanding of companion animal behavior. 

Our mission is to develop  the art of medicine and behavior through educational resource for both the animal care professional and owner, creating a less stressful care experience for all. 

Sally J Foote DVM, CABC-IAABC, LSHC-S

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On demand webinars and courses for the veterinary staff, pet professional and pet owner.  Easy to follow, in clinic and in home demonstrations to help with pet behavior and care. 
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I am a client of Dr. Foote's.  I live in Champaign-Urbana, where the University of Illinois' Vet Med program is located and where we have an abundance of vets in practice.  Over the last 39 years I have always had either a dog or cat companion.  I've moved from one vet to another, trying to…

Janus Woods

"Thanks Sally for your behavior training methods! I identified the thing that Tyler is crazy about and that is butter. I started pairing butter with the ear cleaning fluid and he could tolerate standing next to it while licking a little butter. Then we progressed to petting him while licking the butter and integrating lifting…

Barb Wolfensberger

"I have been bringing my Beagle/Hound mix to Dr. Sally Foote ever since she adopted me. Her first experiences at the office were not traumatic, but she didn’t seem to be happy either. Sashya would cower and get so nervous her hair would literally “rain” off her. Sashya had to be muzzled a couple of…

Nancy Snook

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A question to vet tech/ nurses/ assistants

Would you purchase a book showing the vet care setting for ear cleaning, sq fluids, oral meds, insulin injections etc with handouts for clients and videos to show how to do low stress/ fear free care at home?

If so what price point would you pay?

Would you want a subscription fee for online access that is updated? What monthly fee? Client subscription?

I appreciate any in put and ideas

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Never underestimate the effects of mental stress in animals.

Changes in your CBC may be due to patient stress – at the clinic, from travel or from home. I learned the effects of stress on the leukogram 40 years ago. I remember Dr. Dorner saying " what is the stress on the animal? Physical? Pain? other outside effects ( environment, interactions with others)? keep this in mind.

This article reminds us to always use low stress veterinary care through handling, environmental control, pain relief and anxiety relief. We cannot remove all stress yet if we take those steps to decrease stress as much as possible then we can rely on the value of our blood work.

www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/top-5-signs-patient-stress-excitement-clinical-pathology?utm_medi…
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God bless Dr. Dorner, a learned man, excellent teacher, and a wonderful man.

Annie Phenix I thought this might be a good read for you.

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