Tips

April 2011
When a dog is presented for behaviour problems to a veterinary ethologist or accredited animal behaviourist it will usually have multiple disorders. The ten most common problems presented, in order are: aggression, excessive vocalization, destructive chewing, begging, house-soiling, jumping on furniture, jumping on people, running away, fear of loud noises and disobedience

March 2011
Any rodent pets, especially rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs need to have their incisor teeth cut from time to time, unless they are given supplements to chew on to wear down their teeth.

February 2011
Reptiles, particularly Bearded Dragons, chameleons and a variety of snakes, have become very popular in recent years. If these creatures are not housed at the ideal temperature, supplemented with vitamin D3, calcium and phosphorous in the correct ratio and not exposed to proper sunlight they will succumb to metabolic bone disease causing, amongst other symptoms, fractured limbs, pain, swollen joints and paralysis.

January 2011
The passive inhalation of cigarette smoke can induce asthma in dogs, cats and birds.

December 2010
Once a bitch has had one season her chances of breast cancer and diabetes goes up by 25%

November 2010
Cats must never be fed dog food on a long-term basis. Canine nutrition is deficient in the amino acid, taurine, and long-term absence of this essential protein causes permanent blindness in cats. If people are vegetarian and feed their cats the same food, blindness will also set in.

October 2010
Never feed salt or salted products to birds. The presence of salt on crisps and peanuts can also be fatal causing fluid accumulation in the bird’s brain and guaranteed death.

 

 
 
 
 

Behaviour Tip

 
When a dog is presented for behaviour problems to a veterinary ethologist or accredited animal behaviourist it will usually have multiple disorders...
   
 
   
 

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