Wahroonga
positive dog socialisation begins with a strong bond
04
Feb

Tips for providing positive dog socialisation experiences for your dog

Today, we’re looking at providing tips for positive dog socialisation experiences for dogs that might struggle with socialisation. A previous dog socialisation blog for general tips is available on the Fox Valley Animal Hospital blog. We also covered this topic recently in...
shy dog looking up at owner wearing jumper
04
Feb

What to do when you have a shy dog

It’s quite possible to have a shy dog. Or to have one that is socially awkward. Heck, you might have a dog that really doesn’t enjoy the company of other dogs at all. Socialising your dog is an important part of your puppy growing into a healthy, happy dog. Yet not...
puppy with sydney vet
27
Nov

How do you know you have the right vet for your pet?

A common misconception with pet owners is that your local vet is the best option. This isn’t always the case. Getting to a vet fast in an emergency is important, but what happens if the pet care you receive is not up to scratch, then the speed in which you reach it won’t change a...
Wahroonga vet nurses help with fearful dogs
20
Aug

When pet anxiety reigns: what do you with a fearful dog

Our Wahroonga vet nurses are passionate about helping fearful dogs overcome anxiety. We’ve talked about pet anxiety at our vet clinic before- and now we’re taking a deeper dive into fearful dogs. Some dogs will continue to be fearful all their life. It might come from their...
pets in apartments
29
Mar

Pets in apartments: How to make sure everyone is happy

Pets in apartments – it’s not such an alien concept these days. As Sydney house prices increase, more people are thinking about units, townhouses and apartments. In Wahroonga and the Kur-ring-gai area, while houses still dominate, smaller types of housing are becoming...
cat stress
02
Mar

How cat stress can influence feline health and what to do about it

Cat stress involves a lot of the body on a physiological, emotional and mental level. When cats are stressed, their heart rate increases, blood flows quicker and their breathing changes. Digestion and consumption changes can result. Blood pressure increases. The immune system can...
best animal hospital wahroonga
31
Jan

Training your dog to enjoy time spent in and around water

Even the best animal hospital gets a curly question on occasion. We occasionally get asked for dog tips at Fox Valley Animal Hospital that are common yet not health related. One such situation is people in search of water related dog tips. Summer is hot and heat stroke can really...
08
Jun

Why dog socialisation is important

Socialising your dog doesn’t begin and end with puppy school. Dogs are social creatures. They want to spend time with their four legged friends playing in the park and making the most out of being a part of groups. How well socialised a dog is can set the parameters for their...
25
Aug

Are lumps and bumps on your pet dog cancer?

Dog cancer is a scary concept. Curled up on the couch with your beloved pet for a pat, you suddenly discover your dog has a lump. Your mind starts to race as you try to remember if it was there yesterday when you had a cuddle?  And before you know it, that dreaded words dog...
16
Apr

Should you travel or remain hyper-local with a vet?

The biggest barrier any animal hospital will face is the assumption that all care is good care when it comes to family pets and other animals. When you consider emergency situations, choosing the vet that is closest makes sense on paper. And yet, you’ve probably seen us promoting...
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