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Holiday Season and Dogs

Holiday Season and Dogs

Holiday Season and Dogs

Here’s the thing with the holiday season and dogs. Over the holiday season life can be very confusing for dogs, their whole routine can be thrown out of sync.

Different people, different toys, different routine can be very stressful for some dogs.

Also after it is all over we are back to work and school and your poor dog is all of a sudden the only one home thinking “what was that all about, now they have gone and left me.”

Ensure that as you get closer to going back to work or school give your dog a little less attention so it is not as a big shock to him or her when you are not home.

Separation anxiety can become a big problem.

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Advice from John

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.


Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.


Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.