It is best to begin toilet training your puppy as soon as you bring them home. It’s important to remember that it will take time and no two puppies are the same. When toilet training a puppy there are three key factors to consider: repetition, routine and recognition.
Oral health is essential for our dogs - just like it is for humans! Four out of five dogs and cats over the age of 3 have some form of dental disease. “Many pets suffer in silence with periodontal disease. Dogs are great at hiding pain and generally have a strong appetite drive. They can eat whilst avoiding a painful place in their mouth and give the impression they are healthy,” said Veterinarian Dr Tony Gestier. “It’s common for periodontal disease to be picked up at later stages when pain and symptoms become apparent to the owner. Unfortunately, at this point veterinary treatment and even surgery may have become necessary and it’s clear the dog has been in considerable discomfort...
Dogs are great company but sometimes they forget their manners. Canine behaviour problems are often misunderstood and mishandled by pet owners. The focus needs to be less on correcting the problem behaviour and more on teaching the right behaviour.
Parvo is the most dangerous virus in Australia for dogs.” Queensland veterinarian Dr Mark Kelman said. “It kills more pet dogs in Australia every year than any other virus. In fact, in Australia a dog catches Parvo approximately every 25 minutes!