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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

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

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