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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

Feeding Backyard Chooks

Feeding Backyard Chooks

There is so much to love about chooks. They are great pets, recycle scraps, create compost and give us delicious eggs. No wonder they have become such a popular pet. Here are a few tips to ensure your lovely feathered ladies produce regular, hard shelled eggs with rich orange yolks. Chickens need plenty of cool, [...]

July 4, 2012 DrAish Bird, Dr Aish, Health, Hot Topics, Nutrition

Don’t have a dog to walk? Borrow a Neighbours

Don’t have a dog to walk? Borrow a Neighbours

Dog walking is such an enjoyable and healthy activity. It’s good for our fitness, mental wellbeing and also helps us to make new friends. Getting out and about is also great for dogs for all the same reasons. A dog that doesn’t get enough exercise is prone to boredom, digging, barking, destructiveness and obesity. Sadly [...]

June 28, 2012 DrAish Dog, Dr Aish, Exercise, Health, Hot Topics

Keeping Our Senior Pets Comfortable This Winter

Keeping Our Senior Pets Comfortable This Winter

The autumn leaves are falling and the cold winds are blowing. Winter is on its way. With the turn of the seasons some of our senior pets, especially those with arthritis, are starting to feel the chill in their bones. Ensure your pet is kept comfortable this winter with a few simple suggestions. Just like [...]

June 18, 2012 DrAish Dr Aish, Health, Hot Topics

Common household poisons to keep away from your pet

Common household poisons to keep away from your pet

We don’t traditionally think of our homes as vast stockpiles of poison, but they can certainly act that way to a dog or cat who doesn’t know how to read warning labels. If you’re a dog owner, you may have remembered to put away the chocolate brownies. But did you know that there are a number of [...]

June 14, 2012 Audrey Bird, Cat, Dog, Health

Squawking bird? Why they squawk and tips to quiet them down!

Squawking bird? Why they squawk and tips to quiet them down!

Birds typically squawk for two reasons, to get your attention or because they are happy and excited.  Do you find your bird squawks as soon as you get on the phone and it feels like the louder you talk the louder they squawk? Well they just want your attention! You’re never going to stop them [...]

June 14, 2012 Audrey Behaviour, Bird, Health

Keeping your dog warm in the winter

Keeping your dog warm in the winter

Us humans prepare for winter by putting on a jumper and turning on the heater. Dogs feel the cold too! The best way to keep your dog warm during the winter months is almost identical to the checklist you use for yourself. 1. Make Sure He’s Staying Somewhere Warm At Night Whether your dog lives primarily [...]

June 12, 2012 Rob Health, Hot Topics

Your backyard

Your backyard

Have a good look around your backyard and see what dangers there may be for your dog and how your dog could try and get out. Make sure there are no tables next to fences that they can jump up onto and escape. There are no holes under the fence they can get out through. [...]

June 11, 2012 Rob Bird, Cat, Dog, Health, Uncategorized