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Trimming Your Pet’s Nails

Trimming Your Pet’s Nails

Part of your routine pet home care should involve taking a look at your pet’s nails. For most young animals this will be a routine glance over to check they are not too long and there are no cracks. Overgrown nails are more prone to getting torn or can curl back into the pad. Most [...]

July 16, 2013 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics, Training

Sniffing out your pets problems

Sniffing out your pets problems

Our sense of smell is an important yet under used diagnostic tool to detect health problems in our pets. As a vet, I often find myself sniffing cats mouths and taking a whiff of dogs ears. The aromas are not always pleasant but I sniff to make better diagnostic and treatment decisions for your pet. [...]

July 2, 2013 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

Safe Cat Toys

Safe Cat Toys

Cats are playful and inquisitive creatures. Every cat should be encouraged to play. It helps to keep them fit and active and prevents boredom. Like sudoko for older people, play can even reduce the progression of feline dementia in senior cats! However, some toys can be quite dangerous. I have recently been reminded about the [...]

June 17, 2013 DrAish Behaviour, Cat, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

How many cats are too many cats?

How many cats are too many cats?

I love cats. I love their companionship, their quirky personalities and that they are constantly bossing me around. If I could I would be a cat hoarder, taking in all those abandoned strays that end up in shelters. There is nothing more adorable than having multiple cats that get along well. They play together, explore [...]

May 29, 2013 DrAish Cat, Dr Aish, Experts, Hot Topics

Grass Seed Problems in Dogs

Grass Seed Problems in Dogs

Did you know that the humble little grass seed can be a very pesky problem for dogs? Late spring and throughout summer many dogs will collect all sorts of burrs in their coat after a frolic through long grasses. Grass seeds are a particular problem as they have an arrow like head on them. Once [...]

November 28, 2012 DrAish Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

Honouring the end of your pets life

Honouring the end of your pets life

Saying goodbye to your pet when they come to the end of their life is one of the hardest things you will ever have to do. It is an emotional and difficult time. Last month in Melbourne there was an inaugural memorial service at Alison Monkhouse funeral parlor honouring the memories of many lost pets. Whilst I [...]

November 14, 2012 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

Pet Massage

Pet Massage

Massage can have great health and psychological benefits for pets of all ages, size and breed. Whilst there are some professionals trained in pet massage, it is something that you can do daily, easily and at no cost at home to improve your pets well-being. Massage has a variety of benefits from the mechanical effect on [...]

October 2, 2012 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health

Snail Bait Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Snail Bait Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Spring is finally here and it is time to get into the garden for many of us. Unfortunately spring is also a common time of year for snail bait toxicity in pets as many gardeners try to protect their delicate little seedlings. Snail bait poisonings are relatively common as baits are often very palatable for [...]

September 7, 2012 DrAish Cat, Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

Pet Dental Home Care

Pet Dental Home Care

One of the most important aspects of home health care for your pet is ensuring that your pet’s teeth are kept in pearly white condition. Good dental health doesn’t just mean sweet breath, it is good for your pet’s overall health. By implementing a home dental care regime you can also save yourself thousands of [...]

August 15, 2012 DrAish Dog, Dr Aish, Experts, Health, Hot Topics

Puppy Socialisation and Parvovirus Disease Risk

Puppy Socialisation and Parvovirus Disease Risk

In order for puppies to grow into well-adjusted and calm adult dogs they need exposure to all sorts of new environments, people and animals. Inadequate socialisation of puppies commonly leads to behavioural problems in adult dogs, such as anxiety and aggression. Behaviour problems are one of the main reasons that young dogs are given up [...]

August 1, 2012 DrAish Behaviour, Dog, Dr Aish, Health, Hot Topics