In ongoing recognition of Dr. Sophia Yin, I am presenting here the most recent article posted to her website. In this post, Dr. Valerie Jonckheer–Sheehy discusses how to implement positive reinforcement and desensitization to trim a cat’s nails in an exam room setting. This provides just one example of the implementation of low-stress veterinary handling techniques of which Dr. Yin was such an avid supporter.

http://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/the-case-of-finn-the-cat-whos-afraid-of-toenail-trims-and-the-vet

An original presentation by Dr. Yin of the use of desensitization and reinforcement of tolerance of nail clipping with dogs and cats is presented in video format here:

http://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/counterconditioning-for-toenail-trim-aggression

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