🇫🇷 Lire en français ici Some might think that scientific communication is « only » about… communication. Somebody creates a powerpoint, gives it to you and you just have to show up and elaborate on what appears on screen. Well, let me tell you : fortunately, there is a little bit more of creativity involved here ! … Continue reading [BLOG] Infectious Diseases Prevention : My Top 20 Tips in Animal Shelters
Lecturing is part of the job of a scientific communication officer. We hit the road and we share knowledge. As much as we can. And that feels great ! The best part in my opinion ? The preliminary phase, when you work on this message you want to deliver. Because I don't think we should … Continue reading [BLOG] Have you heard Candyce’s story ?
When I speak about hygiene and sanitation, I always mention the difference between cleaning & disinfecting (check here for more information). This is indeed an essential concept to have in mind when fighting infectious diseases lurking in the shelter's environment. Those two different steps are definitely part of an important equation. And since there are … Continue reading [BLOG] ” Disinfecting Cleaner ” : be sure you understand what it means.
Maybe you already realized it but feeding guidelines for puppy foods are usually given based on the "Adult Target Weight". " Mmm, ok, but then how do we determine that ?" This is definitely a question I get quite often. And here are some tips that can definitely help you find out in animal shelters. … Continue reading [BLOG] Let’s do the math : predicting puppies’ adult weight
Take a look at the two pictures above. Ok, they are cute puppies & kittens. But when you at them, I'm sure you quickly realize it : they do seem fragile. Delicate. Immature. And I’m sure we can come up with a very long list of adjectives showing that those newborns will have a lot … Continue reading [E-BOOK] Young & Hungry : our 2016 Shelter Guide on Neonatology
In just a few hours we will all celebrate Christmas and enjoy all the warmth and happiness it brings. No doubt about that : it is THE best time of the year. And this year, I would like to offer you guys something. It’s not much, but I hope it will help you guys face … Continue reading [BLOG] My Christmas gift to you : 11 free e-books on cat & dog breeding
A long long time ago in a galaxy somehow far away now, I was given what I consider one of the greatest advice I received in my life: read. Read as much as you can on everything you are interested in. For sure, the source matters (yes it does; my two cents: do not always trust Dr Google … Continue reading [BLOG] [E-BOOK] Feeding Shelter Cats & Dogs : what you need to know
Cats are known to be territorial : each animal will have its favorite spots where it indeed prefers to stay. One thing to remember therefore : for our cats, each area has a pre-defined role ! This territoriality can be source of conflicts, especially in communal rooms : antagonisms between individuals can limit access to … Continue reading [BLOG] Feeding cats : take advantage of their territoriality !
I am sure you are familiar with the following say : « Birds of a feather flock together. » This might be true for many things. However, when it comes to sanitation in kennels & catteries, that might not always be the case. Quick demonstration : what would you use to clean your oven ? Ok, these days when … Continue reading [BLOG] Sanitation : Birds of a feather do not necessarily flock together
🇫🇷 Lire en Français ici What does working or volunteering in an animal shelter mean to you ? « I want to bring joy and happiness to the life of those abandoned pets ». « As a life-long pet lover, I feel I’m expressing that in the best way possible by helping saving lives ». « I cannot … Continue reading [BLOG] Shelter sanitation : more scrubbing = more lives saved !