By David Loneragan | Dated August 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
September is Senior Health Month! As dogs and cats age they require more care and attention from their owner. Cats and small dogs are considered geriatric (senior) from the age of […]
By John Morgan | Dated April 9, 2020
We all know there have been some pretty big changes throughout the world over the last few weeks. We are working from home, avoiding travel and not dining out or going to social gatherings. This has undoubtedly has significant impacts on our lives AND our mental health. At Gordon Vet Hospital we thought we would bring up some of the potential impacts for our four legged family members during these uncertain times. Please be advised this advice is general in nature and please contact us on 94983000 if you are having trouble with behavioural issues with your pets at home.
Dogs are currently relishing the extra time they have to spend with family members. They are going on an exponentially increasing number of walks and getting endless lap time. While improving the bond with your dog is always important it is also important to note that all this additional affection and time together is likely to be temporary… Once restrictions are lifted in the coming months a lot of dogs will struggle to readapt to their new reality of less human time! Some tips to help reduce the impact of our return to normal:
Cats will often thrive when they can get your attention regularly and they are likely loving the extra “keyboard time” at the moment. It is important to remember, however, that some cats will be uncomfortable with all the extra 2 legged creatures around invading kingdom and may show signs of stress including urinary tract disease, excessive grooming or aggression with all the changes that are going on. Some things you can do to help: