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      Canine Behavioral Issues                          more nervous or anxious than others. Choosing a breed that fits   should be based in positive reinforcement. If your dog is pulling
                                                        your lifestyle or your family dynamic is paramount for success.   or barking on walks, you may be tempted to get a prong and
         Does your dog bark                                Further strategies to minimize unwanted behavior is exercise,   shock collar. However, studies show that owners who use
      and pull on walks? Get                            although this can be difficult in the summer months due to the   aversive equipment have a lowered bond with their dogs and
      nervous and anxious                               heat. Mental stimulation in the form of basic and advanced   are less satisfied with their behavior. This is likely because if
      around  strangers?  If                            training can help as well. Another aspect of behavior that was   your dog associates pain when attempting to greet another dog
      so, you’re not alone.                             affected by the pandemic was a lack of socialization for us and   or person, they will eventually associate the presence of dogs
      Whether it’s a result of                          our canine companions. Now that society is getting back to   with pain. This leads to fear and possibly aggression.
      COVID and a lack of                               normal, try to engage your pet by socializing them with other      In addition to positive reinforcement, your pet may benefit
      socialization or even a lack of breeding for temperament,   dogs and people. This is easier with a younger dog but can   from supplements or medications to help with the fear and
      there seems to be an increase in behavioral concerns with our   be manageable with an older dog, although this may require   anxiety of certain social situations, such as visitors to your home
      canine companions. Over the past couple of years, with their   increased effort. If your dog is already reactive or nervous   or visits to your vet’s office. Your veterinarian can help you
      owners at home during the pandemic, many dogs have been   around other dogs or people you can do more harm by forcing   determine if these would be helpful for your pet to set them up
      overstimulated, and in some cases under-exercised.   the interaction faster than they are comfortable. If your pet is   for success.
         So how do you modify your pet’s unwanted behavior? Or   already showing fear aggression, contact your veterinarian and      Established in 1981, Palm City Animal Medical Center is
      better yet, how do you prevent it? The first step when considering   they can help you find a trainer based in positive reinforcement   dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pets. With
      getting a new puppy or dog is to know your breed. Certain   or a veterinary behaviorist for behavior modification.   focuses on compassionate care in surgery, physical therapy and
      breeds require a significant amount of exercise or tend to be      At its core, behavior modification for any unwanted behavior   rehabilitation, preventative medicine, extensive diagnostics, and
                                                                                                           emergency service, Palm City Animal Medical Center combines
                                                                                                           exceptional medical care with a caring philosophy for pets and
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                                                                                                           Otolaryngologist Ashley C.
                                                                                                           Mays, M.D., Joins Cleveland

                                                                                                           Clinic Indian River Hospital

                                                                                                              Cleveland  Clinic  Indian
                                                                                                           River Hospital welcomes
                                                                                                           otolaryngologist Ashley  C.
                                                                                                           Mays, M.D. Dr. Mays is board
                                                                                                           certified and fellowship trained
                                                                                                           in head and neck surgical
                                                                                                           oncology and total body
                                                                                                           microvascular reconstruction.
                                                                                                              After earning her medical
                                                                                                           degree at the Brody School
                                                                                                           of Medicine at East Carolina
                                                                                                           University in Greenville, N.C., Mays completed her
                                                                                                           otolaryngology residency at Wake Forest University in
                                                                                                           Winston Salem, N.C. She went on to complete a two-year
                                                                                                           fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Total
                                                                                                           Body Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Texas
                                                                                                           MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
                                                                                                              Part of an expert multidisciplinary team in the Department
                                                                                                           of Otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital,
                                                                                                           Mays specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer,
                                                                                                           upper aerodigestive tract lesions and complex reconstructive
                 ELEVATE                                                                                     of the head and neck, and work as an advocate for a patient
                                                                                                             “I chose this specialty to care for the most complex issues
                                                                                                           population that requires the highest level of care,” says Mays.
                 YOUR LIVING                                                                               “Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is dedicated to our
                                                                                                           strong, multidisciplinary program based around providing
                                                                                                           quaternary care to the Florida region.”
                                                                                                             Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital,

                                                                                                           Mays was assistant professor and director of quality at the
                                                                                                           Louisiana State University Department of Otolaryngology. She
                  Retire in style. Whether it’s fine dining and luxury spa experiences or endless           has made research contributions to head and neck oncology

                                                                                                           and reconstructive surgery in both the clinical and translational
                  events and personalized care you’re seeking, our south Florida communities               realms, and has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed
                                                                                                           articles and book chapters.
                    have you covered. Discover how luxury senior living allows you to thrive                  Mays holds professional memberships in the American

                  in an engaging and vibrant community like our HarborChase communities of                 Head and Neck Society, the American Society of Reconstructive
                                                                                                           Microsurgery and the American College of Surgeons.
                     Wellington Crossing, Boynton Beach, Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens.                       Mays sees patients at Cleveland Clinic Indian River
                                                                                                           Hospital’s Scully-Welsh Cancer Center located at 3555 10th
                                  This is HarborChase. Come celebrate with us.                             Court in Vero Beach. To schedule a consultation, call (772)
                                                                                                           About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
                                                                                                              Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not-
                                                                                                           for-profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services
                                                                                                           to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center,
              Explore                                                                                      Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center
              Living at                                                                                    offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach.
            HarborChase       BOYNTON BEACH               PALM BEACH GARDENS                               Healthcare professionals represent specialties including
                                    .   .                          .   .                                   orthopaedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery,

                                   STUART                WELLINGTON CROSSING                               neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art
                                   .   .                           .   .                                   wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity
                                                                                                           wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms
                                                                                                           and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River
                                                                                                           County. Learn more at
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