Introducing a kitten to a dog

Getting a kitten can be an exciting time for the whole family. It can also be quite a stressful time introducing the kitten to the other members of the household.  . For some dogs, the new family member will be an annoyance, while others may be excited for a kitten playmate. You can never predict…

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Fur babies and our kids

Everybody knows that kids love animals. My childhood memories consist out of playing with dogs, owning 2 bunnies, guinea pigs and budgies. Not all at the same time, but there were always animals in our lives. Not surprising since I am a veterinarian, we do have a lot of pets and I can truly see…

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Why will my dog eat poop?

Why will my dog eat poop? It is quite upsetting for pet owners to see their pet ingesting their own faeces, housemate’s faeces or other animal’s faeces. We call this behavior cophrophagia. This behavior is normal behavior, but for us  it is unacceptable behavior. Causes of coprohagia: Polyphagia (increased hunger due to a medical condition),…

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