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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

Building a Bond

Building a Bond

When you bring your dog or puppy home for the first time you are starting from a clean slate. The most important thing you can do for your dogs’ obedience is to build a bond with him, if you have a strong, healthy bond with your dog, training often becomes much easier. Playing with your [...]

August 8, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

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

Socialising Your Puppy and Dog

Socialising Your Puppy and Dog

Good socialisation for your puppy is like immunising them against future behaviour problems. A well socialisaed puppy will grow up to be a friendly, resilient older dog, one that you will be able to live with, without fear or worry. Socialisation must be carefully monitored in order to gain the full rewards. Your puppy must [...]

July 25, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Recall

Recall

Teaching your dog to come when called is the most important skill you can give your dog. A good recall will keep your dog safe and it will allow your dog to enjoy the freedom of running and interacting with their environment and other dogs. The best way to teach any new skill is to [...]

July 17, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Exercise, Katarina, Training

Puppy Mouthing

Puppy Mouthing

When you bring your baby puppy home chances are they will start to bite at your hands and legs. Puppy mouthing is a normal part of development, it allows your puppy to explore and interact with their environment. Mouthing becomes inappropriate when your puppy is breaking your skin resulting in punctures, scratches and bruising. Everything [...]

July 9, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Katarina, Training

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

Should your cat be in at night?

Should your cat be in at night?

Councils across Victoria may have different local laws in regards to the confinement of cats but all Victorian Councils do have the power to; Specify hours during which a cat may not be outside its owners premises Make an order to prohibit the presence of cats in any public area of the municipal district of [...]

June 21, 2012 Rob Behaviour, Cat, Hot Topics

Getting your cat to use its litter tray

Getting your cat to use its litter tray

I think we all have experienced the unpleasant clean up of cat business, if you haven’t you aren’t missing much! Here’s a few tips that may help to get your cat to use its litter tray! If a cat makes a mess and it isn’t in its litter tray, clean it up straight up and [...]

June 20, 2012 Rob Behaviour, Cat