Puppy school is a very important time in the life of your new baby and owners love to compare their fur-babies in class to see who is the high-achiever.

At the Greensborough Veterinary Hospital, puppy school is run on a Tuesday evening by Dr.Annie Tao and our nurse Bree Warren.

Puppy school is about educating the owner on their puppies needs including care, diet, changes as they mature and importantly socialising.

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 Based on how we are with our pets, most of us are already responsible pet owners. 

This seemed like a good opportunity to review our best pet parent practices and enhance and improve where the opportunity presents itself. Check out this list to make sure you are doing all you can do to be a responsible pet owner as well as have a great cooperative relationship with your pets, your family and the environment.

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Has your pet reacted negatively to a recent change in your routine at home? This could include renovations, moving, introduction of a new pet, arrival of a newborn, etc.

Does your pet increasingly chew, scratch or destroy things around the house? It can be because they are not coping with a new situation.

Do they vocalise i.e. bark, meow, whine, more than usual because something is bothering them?  

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Greensborough Veterinary Hospital was originally established 53 years ago.

During this time, we have obviously had many staff changes but the core group has remained quite stable.  We would like to acknowledge the longevity of some of our current staff.  These people make up 40% of our current employees.

Thank you for the commitment these experienced professionals have shown.

  • Mandy Carter          32 years
  • Nicole Green           29 years
  • Michael Doyle         27 years
  • Rachel McCue         18 years
  • Julie Kruger              17 years
  • Tricia Equid              13 years
  • Amanda Reynolds    10 years
  • Srdan Savic              10 years
  • Tracey Collins          8 years

 

Just like humans, dogs require topical therapies to keep their skin healthy and clean. The frequency of washes will depend on the condition of your dog’s skin, their level of activity and their environment.

Dogs that live inside and close to their owners may need more regular washes.  Dogs with skin disease might need very regular, even daily skin therapy, whose frequency can be reduced as their skin heals.

Before shampooing your dog, examine their skin for any signs of dry skin, hair loss, redness or itchiness.  If there is any evidence of this, you may need to change the shampoo you are using. 

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