Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:01 AM

Getting ready for the Million Paws Walk? Here are some tips on loose lead walking.

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Monday, 3 April 2017 9:14 AM
Like us dogs, dogs absolutely LOVE chocolate and they are extremely good at sniffing it out!  Here at the clinic one particular poodle comes to mind when we think of chocolate and chocolate toxicity.

                                          

Lila, our chocoholic poodle (pictured above) is no stranger to chocolate poisoning.

Lilla isn’t fussy with what chocolate she eats and loves all sorts of brands and flavours. She has devoured a whole KitKat Chunky, A full bag of family sized fruit chocs and a whole family block of milk chocolate…..Oh dear!!

Her owners try hard to keep the chocolate out of paws reach; however Lila sneaks into the pantry, climbs the shelves and helps herself to the chocolate. “If you have it in your mouth, she will try to lick it out” her owner has told us.

Luckily for Lila, her owners are extremely vigilant...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Saturday, 1 April 2017 10:14 AM
Do you take the opportunity on the Easter long weekend to go camping, perhaps taking your dog with you? Dogs often stress out when their routine changes, which can lead to erratic, even aggressive behaviour or illness. It is important to get them use to the scenarios they may encounter while camping, in the weeks leading up to your trip.

                                                       

-              Pitch your tent or pull out your camper in your back yard and spend time inside relaxing with your dog on their bed. Don't force your dog inside. Give your dog lots of attention with yummy treats and praise when your dog he/she chooses to come near the tent or joins you inside.

-              Take your dog for regular day trips for a few weeks prior to leaving. Pack your dog’s bed and food bowl you intend to use while camping. Try to replicate the situations...

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