Category: Daily Musings

  • Is Crate Training Cruel? Finland and Sweden Seem to Think So…

    Is crate training cruel? It’s a question every dog owner has probably pondered at some point. This comes as no surprise — if you’ve ever watched your tiny, precious puppy howl from their crate, chances are it struck a nerve. Crate training puppies is so commonplace in the West that many dog owners believe it’s…

  • My old dog started barking!

    My old dog started barking!

    What a nuisance! Maybe because I’ve been exposed to several million dog barks over forty-odd years of vet practice, I seem to have a low tolerance for barking dogs. Thankfully, I don’t have any neighbours with barking dogs, but to my horror and shame my older dog has become a bit of a barker in…

  • How to brush your dog’s teeth!

    How to brush your dog’s teeth!

    Brushing your dog’s teeth is not as difficult as you image! In this article we’ll cover an easy step-by-step guide on how to brush your dog’s teeth, plus why you need to take the dental health of your dog seriously. First we’ll cover how to brush your dog’s teeth, but keep reading to find out…

  • Are chicken bones bad for dogs?

    Are chicken bones bad for dogs?

    As with most seemingly simple questions, the answer is a bit of a yes and a bit of a no. To offer a professional opinion, we asked David at Bayswater Vets “are chicken bones bad for dogs?” Let’s find out what David has to say… Are chicken bones bad for dogs? In my humble opinion…

  • The When, Where and Why of Snakebites in Dogs

    The When, Where and Why of Snakebites in Dogs

    Did you know there are more than 25 different venomous snakes in Australia? The mere thought of encountering one makes me break out in a cold sweat. I should definitely consider moving to a nice, snake-free country like New Zealand! More than three quarters of snake bites across the country are from brown snakes, but…

  • What to do before you get a dog!

    What to do before you get a dog!

    So you’re getting a new dog?! The first few weeks of dog ownership are so exciting, but this time can also be quite stressful if you’re not prepared for your new fur child. Read on to find out our top tips on what to do before you get a dog! 1. Make their bed! Before…

  • How dogs keep us healthy!

    How dogs keep us healthy!

    Need a reason to get another dog? Here are 4 reasons why dogs can keep us healthy! #1 Dogs keep us active! We all know dogs need daily exercise, this for some of us it a great reason to get off the couch and give ourselves some exercise as well. Going for a walk doesn’t…