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Posted on 07 Apr 2014 in Dogs, Behaviour, Barking, Anxiety

Why Do Dogs Bark?

All dogs bark - it's natural. It's the way they communicate with us and other animals.
It is normal for a dog to bark when there is a noise at the boundary of their territory, like a knock at the front door. But it is not normal for a dog to bark for 2 hours after a single knock, or to bark at every noise that occurs. A normal dog would learn they only have to bark a few times when the noise…

Posted on 06 Feb 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Anxiety

Changes Regarding Anti Anxiety Medication

Alprazolam is an anti-anxiety medication. The most common reasons a vet prescribes alprazolam is to help with anxiety associated with noise phobia or travel in dogs and cats.

As of 1st February 2014, the government regulations will change, and alprazolam will become a Schedule 8 (S8) medicine in all Australian States and Territories.

This affects…

Posted on 26 Jun 2013 in Dogs, Cats, Anxiety

Helping pets cope with Territory Day

Firecrackers are let off on 1st July each year in Darwin, and this can be extremely stressful for many pets. It is not uncommon for pets to injure themselves trying to escape from the noise, or to become more aggressive with people and other pets. Unfortunately phobias tend to become more problematic over time.

1) Providing places to hide – if animals are able…