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Thunderstorm and fireworks fears

It has been a beautiful spring and we are heading towards summer. For many, this time of year can be hard due to the thunderstorms that we experience in this region. For anyone who has a pet with a fear

World Animal Day 2017

So today, 4th October 2017 is World Animal Day. Perhaps it is a good day to consider the animals in our care, those that we directly care for, as well as those around us upon whom we impact with our

Sally is now a VIN consultant

In the veterinary world, we are lucky to have Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an internet resource developed in the United States where, among other things, any member veterinarians can seek advice for difficult cases from those who have done postgraduate

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Gentle handling and patience are virtues that help work with animals

When working with prey species, such as occurs with most farming practises, it is very important to recognise that those species have an evolutionary need to protect themselves from potential predators. If handled gently and patiently, domesticated prey species such

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How treating a behaviour problem saved one dog’s life…

I’d like to share a story about a Jack Russell terrier with a behaviour problem. Izzy has a problem with reactivity to other animals. She is highly reactive towards other dogs and shows anxious behaviours if she knows that there

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My slower than usual responses

Clients may have noticed that my responses to emails or my usual follow-ups have been a little slower than they were. Many of my existing clients are aware that I was due to have a baby. He arrived 11 days

Environmental Enrichment of cats part 3: The multi-cat household

It is a myth that cats are not social animals. They can be very social. But, there is a BUT! Cats, just like any individual, like to be able to gain personal space and gain some occasional alone time. Don’t

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Sally talks on the ABC

At 9:40 this morning Sally will be talking with Joseph Thomsen on ABC Goulburn-Murray. The discussion will be on the topic of children and pets.

Pets and infants

Many have heard the horrific news a few days ago about a baby being attacked in the face by the family dog: A usually placid dog, it came as a shock to the parents of the child. They love their dog

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Judging the prestigious award for the Association for Pet Dog Trainers

What an honour it was to be asked to co-judge the Susan Wilkins Achievement Award for APDT along with one other behaviour veterinarian. The award aims to acknowledge APDT members making significant contribution to pet dog welfare and the betterment of

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