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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

Choosing the Right Dog Breed

Choosing the Right Dog Breed

If you are familiar with the breed of dog you wish to adopt you will be able to measure your expectations much better. Often, the reason people find themselves in trouble with their dog is because they have underestimated the work involved in keeping a dog, or they have chosen the wrong breed. The following questions [...]

November 21, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina

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

So the kids want a dog for Christmas?

So the kids want a dog for Christmas?

‘Can we get a puppy?’, this question is where it all begins. Your children have been pestering you for months, may be years, with promises like, ‘I promise to take care of it’ or ‘I’ll walk and train it every day’.  Let me tell you something…. that’s unlikely to happen. Children (even in to their [...]

November 8, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Health, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Toilet Training

Toilet Training

Puppies are essentially clean animals and prefer not soiling in the same place they sleep, play and eat, this is why we are able to toilet train them so effectively. However, they do not come to you understanding exactly where they should eliminate, someone needs to teach them. The following advice applies for adult dogs [...]

October 17, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Jumping Visitors

Jumping Visitors

Jumping to greet is a normal canine behaviour and should be expected to occur when you adopt a dog or puppy, given this, it is important to be prepared with strategies to manage your dogs’ exuberance. Dogs jump in a variety of scenarios, the most common is jumping on visitors arriving to the home. The [...]

October 4, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

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

Canine Body Language

Canine Body Language

Dogs give signals about how they are feeling all the time, they use their body to communicate, and when you try to interpret what they are saying it is important that you look at the context and their whole body. Being able to interpret how your dog is feeling will help with responding to them [...]

September 19, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

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

Nail Trimming

Nail Trimming

Many dogs are afraid of having their nails trimmed either because of a previous bad experience or due to a lack of handling when young. There are ways to help your dog be a willing partner in having their nails trimmed even if they already protest to it being done. Before starting to trim your [...]

September 4, 2012 Katarina Dog, Experts, Health, Hot Topics, Katarina