Why crate training makes bringing home a puppy so much easier

Why crate training makes bringing home a puppy so much easier An Owner's Perspective To Crate Training I'd heard why crate training makes bringing home a puppy so much easier, but initially it wasn't top of mind. We’ve all done it, you bring home a new puppy and you are so filled up [...]

Desexing your pet – what you need to know

Desexing your pet - what you need to know This week's Hey Doc with Dr Leigh focuses on desexing your pet and what you need to know. If you haven't read our other article on "when it's best to neuter your male dog" then head over there after you've listened to this tutorial. [...]

When to neuter a dog? What age is best?

When to neuter a dog? What age is best Just this past weekend I was asked by a friend “when is the best time to neuter my dog?” In the past, I would have quickly replied “oh around 6-9 mths old would be best”, but now, with studies looking at the relationship between [...]

How to recognise & manage heart disease in your pet

How to recognise & manage heart disease in your pet Heart disease or heart failure is a common cause of death in our pets. Sadly, often it has gone unrecognised because owners aren't familiar with the signs and symptoms of heart disease. It's not about turning you all into veterinarians, but it's about giving you [...]

Signs of Dementia In Pets

Signs of dementia in pets and how you can delay progression Our pets are living longer than ever before due to advances in veterinary medicine, sadly this means we are seeing more signs of dementia. In this tutorial, Dr Leigh discusses what the signs and symptoms of dementia are for cats and dogs, and the [...]

Who’s At Fault: The Aggressive Dog Or The Pet Owner?

Aggressive Dogs - Who's At Fault: Is It The Aggressive Dog Or The Pet Owner?   Sadly, stories of the aggressive dog have been in the media lately, but is it a problem with the breed or are we as a society at fault? This is such an emotive subject especially when people are killed [...]

Why Your Dog Can’t Breathe: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome

Why Your Dog Can't Breathe And What You Need To Do I frequently hear from brachycephalic dog owners that "My dog can't breathe what do I need to do?", or "My dog snorts like he can't breathe" even "My dog snores more than my hubby!". Hearing these comments alerts vets that there is a major [...]

Why Dogs Hump & How To Stop A Dog From Humping

Why Dogs Hump & How To Stop A Dog From Humping We've all seen those dogs at the park that run around trying to hump other dogs. This humping behaviour is very common, and unfortunately, many owners neglect to keep it under control and prevent it. In this article we will discuss how to stop [...]

My Dog Is Scared Of Thunder – How To Calm Your Dog During A Thunder Storm

How To Calm Your Dog In A Thunder Storm Anxiety in dogs during thunder storm season is common. In this post, we discuss ways that you can calm your dog in a thunder storm. The techniques we discuss can also be applied during fireworks events. Question My dog is freaking out everytime there is a [...]

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