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Tips to get your dog to stop digging

Tips to get your dog to stop digging

If your dog loves tearing up holes in the ground, he’s not that unusual. Dogs dig because they’re bored, they’re looking for an escape, they need more attention or they just haven’t been trained yet. However, before you can stop him from digging in the dirt, you need to understand why he’s doing it. If [...]

June 18, 2012 Audrey Behaviour, Dog

Choosing Your New Dog

Choosing Your New Dog

Choosing a dog isn’t as simple as going down to the pet store and picking up a puppy. As fun as dog ownership can be, there are several major points you should consider before you welcome a new dog into your life. Breed Some dogs shed hair like crazy; others are hairless. Some breeds have a reputation for being [...]

June 18, 2012 Rob Behaviour, Dog, Uncategorized

Problem Barking

Problem Barking

What causes a dog to bark excessively? Although some breeds have a tendency to bark more than others, a variety of factors, such as improper confinement and environmental conditions, can provoke an otherwise quiet dog into a barking frenzy. So-called “problem barking” affects not just the pet owner, but also the neighbours, making it imperative [...]

June 18, 2012 Audrey Behaviour, Dog, Training, Uncategorized

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

Scratching Mad! – How to stop your cat scratching your furniture

Scratching Mad! – How to stop your cat scratching your furniture

A common problem for many cat owners is their cat scratching the furniture. I see a lot of evidence of inappropriate scratching during home visits with my mobile vet practice. Many frustrated owners try covering the couch with cloths and putting odd bits of furniture on pulled up carpet. Some owners attempt to clip their [...]

June 14, 2012 DrAish Behaviour, Dr Aish, Hot Topics, Uncategorized

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

Have you considered pet adoption?

Have you considered pet adoption?

Adopting a pet from the shelter is both humanitarian and surprisingly cost-effective. Shelter pets need a warm, loving home. In return, pet owners can skip a lot of costs involved with raising a pet from a puppy or kitten stage. Consider these benefits: Desexed and Vaccinated Sheltered pets, unlike the newborn pups at the pet [...]

June 11, 2012 Rob 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