Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important responsibilities of being a pet owner. Pet vaccinations, like human vaccinations, help to protect your cat or dog from harmful but preventable diseases. After all, our fluffy friends are our companions and protectors, so we want to make sure that […]
As the COVID-19 – or novel coronavirus – continues to develop and evolve, the team at Northcote Animal Hospital would like to reassure all pet owners that we are doing everything we can to protect our customers, staff and the wider community. This has meant the introduction of certain […]
Want to understand how to implement the perfect parasite control program?
Parasites are a common nuisance for cats, dogs and pet owners alike. They are actually one of the most common issues seen at our clinic, but one that is also easily preventable. Prevention is relatively easy—you just to have […]
Name recognition and recall is an important step in any puppy training program.
All dogs love exploring new places and discovering new scents. Giving your dog the opportunity to roam free in a park or on a dog beach can be fun and exciting. But to give your dog this […]
As much as they may beg us for our tasty human food, unfortunately not all foods are suitable for your dogs and cats. And as difficult as it may be to turn down their adorable faces, it will definitely benefit them in the long run.
To keep your furry friend […]
Looking for tips and tricks for safe car travel with cats and dogs?
Everyone who has a pet will know how difficult it can be to take a spontaneous weekend away, or a trip down to the beach for the summer.
How will you keep your cat or dog secure in […]
Puppies spend their lives playing with and chewing random objects wherever they go. This can be cute and endearing when your puppy is only a few weeks old and has yet to grow teeth. But, like humans, puppies grow each and every day. Anyone who has had a puppy […]
Socialisation and desensitisation are both very important steps in the growth and development of your puppy. Providing plenty of opportunities for desensitisation, socialisation and exposure to different environments, while your puppy is still young, can help to ensure your puppy grows into a well-adjusted adult dog, and that it […]
Crate training your dog has benefits far beyond making travelling more comfortable. The idea behind crate training is to make your puppy happy and comfortable within the space. In fact, ideally, they will see their crate as a safe space, just like your lap, their kennel and their favourite […]
For some puppy owners, there’s nothing like the pure love and feeling of unadulterated joy you get when you walk through your front door to be greeted by your new puppy. They’re always so excited to see you, with their little tail wagging, jumping, spinning and barking with glee.