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Puppy Socialization- What About Parasites, Parvo and the Pandemic??

21 Jun 2021
Clinical Theater 1
Appropriate socialization of puppies should be considered part of standard preventive care for our young patients- its like vaccinating against future behavior problems. But how do we balance the risks of diseases like parvo and parasites while providing a safe environment in which to socialize these puppies in? In this talk we will discuss what socialization actually is (and what it isn’t), how owners should be guided to pick good socialization opportunities and classes, and how to determine if further intervention is needed for behavioral concerns that crop up during socialization. We will discuss how to mitigate risk factors while keeping health at the forefront of our discussion.
Amy Pike, Owner, Veterinary Behaviorist - Animal Behavior Wellness Center

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