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How To: Handle and restrain a rabbit for injections

This Animal Welfare Foundation three-part video tutorial is from expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim is to show that the primary consideration should be for the the welfare of the animal. This video guide will show you practical animal handling for a rabbit.

How To: Express a disabled dog's bladder

This is an example on how to express the disabled dog's bladder. Prop the dog in a standing position with their feet flat on the ground. Either place the dog facing you or facing away from you. In this video, you will see the dog face the woman, as it works best for expressing her dog in that direction. Males should be faced away from you, as you do not want to have him urinate on you. Place both of your hands on the sides of the bladder. Keep in mid the bladder is known to move. The bladder ...

How To: Put a cone or medical collar on your pet safely

If your pet has recently had surgery or been ill, they may need to wear a medical collar. A medical e-collar or a cone will prevent your pet from chewing or licking an area of their body that they shouldn't be touching. In this video from Dr. Lauren, you will learn where to get an e-collar and how to secure it to their head so that they stay safe and happy.

How To: Introduce a pet rat to water

This instructional pet video shows a good way to introduce your pet rats to water. However, it's important to understand that some pet rats will just not like water. Your success will vary depending on your individual critter(s). Watch this tutorial video to learn the best methods of approach.

How To: Take care of a bat

Bats are usually associated with negative conotations such as evil, stanic, and just plain ugly. But, these nocturnal creatures are quite fascinating and are unique creatures that are unlike any other on this plane. So if you find one, what do you do? An associate professor of biology explains what to do if you find a bat and how to take care of and rehabilitate it. Enjoy!

How To: Teach your dog the rebound trick

This is a basic trick for little dogs like this Miniature Pincher, Daisy. The dog jumps off a human's leg and does a half turn (180). LIke any dog training be patient, go over each step multiple times in order to help the dog learn. The treats should be broken up so you don't spoil the dog or make him stuffed with sweets.

How To: Care for an American Staffordshire Terrier dog

American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as amstaffs are sometimes generalized as a pitbulls. They're gentle, loving, but require a lot of exercise. Amstaffs do not train well with negative reinforcement as they have a high tolerance for pain. Watch this video pet training tutorial and find out how to determine if an American Staffordshire Terrier, or pit bull, is right for you.

How To: Remove a tick from your pet and prevent lyme disease

In this tutorial, learn how to prevent ticks from getting on your dog or cat. If prevention doesn't work, Dr. Lauren will also teach you how to check your pet for ticks and remove them. Ticks carry a lot of diseases for both people and animals, so it is important to get rid of them right away. Once you remove the tick, make sure you flush it down the toilet so it can't come back again.

How To: Make homemade Boomer ball dog treats

An animal keeper shares the recipe for her Boomer Ball dog treat in this how to video. Watch and learn how to keep your dog entertained and happy with delicious dog treats that any pet would love. All you need for this homemade boomer dog treats is a two liter soda bottle, tape, kibbles, cheese and bacon flavored treats.

How To: Trap feral cats

If you are interested in learning more about feral cat colonies and what you can do to help, let our expert explain how you should interact and what you should do with these wild cats. In this video series you will learn how to bait and trap feral cats for spaying and neutering.

How To: Fully remove a tick

In this video, we learn how to fully remove a tick. Ticks can carry diseases, so it's best to get rid of these right away, checking your pet daily. Find the tick and then grab it as close as you can to your pet's skin. Pull it out and make sure you've gotten all the parts. Then, flush the tick down the toilet. You can also use a pair of tweezers to make this easier for you. Make sure you check thoroughly and don't miss if your pet does have these, they can spread onto the carpet and around th...

How To: Handle a king cobra

Have an urge to handle a highly toxic snake? In this clip from the Discovery Channel series, "Hazard Pay," host Curt Doussett tries to handle a thirteen foot King Cobra snake named Elvis, and what happens next? He drops him. Maybe we should leave the snake handling to the professionals? Handle a king cobra.

How To: Train a dog not to pull with loose leash walking

This how-to video quickly outlines exercises to get your dog walking on a loose leash by your side. Put very basically, teach the dog what you want them to do! And secondly, stop reinforcing them when they pull! A clicker training method is used, but if you do not have one, you can always use a verbal marker like yes. However you will get much faster and reliable results by using the clicker. If you hold the clicker in the same hand as the leash, and keep the treats in the other hand, you wil...

How To: Feed a pill to a cat or kitten with the pill-popper method

A pill-popper is a great instrument for feeding your pets their require medication. If you have a cat (or kitten), then you know these devices are the way to go! This video shows you how to give your cat a pill using the pill-popper (any brand). You'll want to have your medicine ready, along with your pill-popper and feline friend. It's the safest way to administer pills to pets.

How To: Properly trim your cat's nails using the regular and "kitty burrito" methods

One of the most painful, but necessary things to be done for cats is trimming their nails. Trimming your cat's nails is beneficial any pet owner, because it helps prevent scratched furniture and helps reduce scrapes and punctures in the skin. But it's also great for cats, because if left unkempt, can grow abnormally, creating tons of pain for your feline friend. Also, if the claws are left too long, they could get caught in carpet or furniture and pull them out while trying to escape. So, cli...

How To: Care for and treat Demodex (mites) in dogs

Demodex… what is it? It's a lot of tiny parasitic mites that could be plaguing your pet and attributing to hairlessness. Learn how to care for your pet with help from VetVid. See how to care for and treat Demodex (mites) in dogs with this video tutorial.

How To: Set up a playroom for your pet bunny

This audio how-to slideshow shares experiences and tips on how to set up a playroom or exercise room for your pet rabbit. Like people, rabbits don't like to be constantly confined in a small cage/space, so setting up an area or room where your rabbit can hop around and relax will make them live happier lives. Follow these helpful tips from an experience pet owner and learn how to set up a playroom for our pet rabbit. Set up a playroom for your pet bunny.

How To: Teach a freestyle move hurdle dog trick

Here is a quick how-to video showing how to teach this very cool canine freestyle trick; hurdles. A clicker is quite hard to hold during this exercise and it clicks right under the dog which can make them confused. If possible, you can get a friend to help mark the behavior. Check out this video pet care tutorial and learn how to train a dog to do a hurdle freestyle trick.

How To: Give a cat a pill the easy way

Pill pockets are cat treats with a specially designed hole the fits a pill to stuff inside. Giving a cat medication doesn't need to be a battle anymore. Learn how to give a cat a pill the easy way by watching this video tutorial.

How To: Perform dog arthrocentesis veterinary medical tests

An aging dog in poor health might be a candidate for a variety of clinical tests. Arthrocentesis, also known as joint aspiration, is a medical procedure in which synovial fluid is collected from a joint capsule via syringe that in turn is tested to diagnosis gout, arthritis, and certain types of infections. This video veterinary tutorial demonstrates the process of performing the procedure of canine arthrocentesis.