Dr Leigh talks with Dr Joanna McLachlan from Pet Behaviour Vet about all things behaviour in this episode of "Ask Us Anything". Check out the video or read the transcript below. We hope you enjoy and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section below. Dr L: Dr Leigh [...]
Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Signs of Dementia In Dogs Who has experienced the dog or cat wanting to go outside, come back in repeat, multiple times, before? Whilst we all might laugh at memes such as this one, it often means that your pet may be suffering from canine cognitive dysfunction or dementia, which isn't [...]
Top Safety tips to keep your pet safe at Halloween Halloween can be so much fun, but it can also be a time of the year that many pets really struggle to cope. Anxiety levels increase, poisonings occur, and pets get lost. We have compiled some Halloween top safety tips to keep your [...]
Why Desex A Dog? Learn the Pros and Cons of Spaying and Neutering Whether your dog is male or female, the decision to desex can be a difficult one for some owners. There is a lot of confusing information on the internet, and a lot of conflicting opinions, even amongst vets. This post we will [...]
Understanding prey drive in greyhounds Greyhounds have been specifically bred and trained to chase using their sight. Lack of appropriate early socialisation, particularly around other dog breeds means that some greyhounds are at serious risk of taking things too far in some situations. It is therefore vitally important to understand prey drive so [...]
Understanding Anxiety and its Implications for Pet Greyhounds Anxiety is a very common behavioural problem in both racing and retired greyhounds. Indeed it is very common across the canine spectrum, accounting for up to 90% of referrals to veterinary behaviourists. Anxiety is also a very common reason for relinquishment post adoption, with up [...]
Five Top Tips For Bringing Home A New Puppy Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time. Depending on your home circumstances, there are things to consider to prepare for your new puppy’s arrival. Get your timing right Bringing home your pup is exciting and daunting all at the same time. There is nothing [...]
Scientists believe that the dog early ancestor the wolf became domesticated to humans due to them hanging around villages. These domesticated wolves were quite happy to spend time with people in these villages because they could scavenge for leftovers. So, it seems that it’s instinctive for our pets to scavenge for food scraps even though they have regular meals and aren’t dependent on the food they find lying around.