A Day in the Life of a Rescued Adult Dog.

This is a day-in-the-life story of Luna, rescued as a young dog from a life of neglect with her first owners. We are writing this large blog piece to get owners to understand the commitment involved in rescuing an abused or behaviour issue pet. Often a rescue society doesn’t fully explain the time costs involved […]

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The Problem with Cat Carriers

First publishd May 2018 We need to turn our attention to the size and design of ‘Cat Carriers’ that are used to take cats on car journeys, especially if the purpose of that car journey is to take the cat to the Vet. Remember, it may be one thing for your cat to hide in […]

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Bladder Disease: Why cat litter trays need to fit the cat.

Originally posted 08.05/2016 Practice Snippets; Why the Bladder may be the Victim, not the Culprit, when your cat urinates outside the litter tray box. It is a given that there are many medical, dietary, behavioural and environmental issues why your cat may have bladder disease or spray indoors etc. Any cat with these issues should […]

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Behaviour: Some Thoughts and Tips

If there is one thing I could change in the world it would be that owners don’t walk up to any Vet and say; “Can I just have a quick word? It won’t take up too much of your time? My dog is barking or biting etc, can you tell me how to stop it.” […]

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Behaviour:Using the ‘Frankie Lolly” to Calm a Dog

The link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3b4Tg40g3Y to this video shows how thinking outside-the-square made life a lot easier for a newly rehomed rescue dog. Frankie was a 2 year old unrestrainable Labrador on his 4th home. No vet previously could examine him without a major fight and/or sedation. Previous owners gave up as he was impossible to train. […]

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Noise,Thunder, Firework Fear in Pets.

A Guide to Assist in the Management of Noise Fears. 1) Den: Prepare a den for the dog before the expected event. Research shows that animals tend to run away from danger. You need to provide an area within your property boundaries that can attract the pet to seek it out rather than try to madly […]

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BUZZ WORDS IN BEHAVIOUR;EMPOWERING CLIENTS TO DESCRIBE THEIR PET.

More Joy, more Emotional Health-For Pets. Lucinda’s lovely post on our Facebook page this week got me thinking about Dachs and then thinking about Dogs in general then about Cats and then this new drive in Veterinary  Medicine ( courtesy of UK Specialist Dr Sarah Heath) about the Emotional Health and the Emotional Intelligence of our […]

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Why do some dogs prefer to urinate indoors?

As we breed more and more hyper-sociable dogs, who live indoors with us and train us to spoil them at the top level of indulgence and love, we see more and more toilet training issues- even in adult dogs. For many dogs, there are lots of very good reasons why it is perfectly acceptable to […]

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