The Pet Stress Scale

The Pet Stress Scale

Behaviour Bites with Dr Ash Hargreaves BSc DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)  FollowFollow The Traffic Lights of Fear and Anxiety   Is you pet in the green and good to go or showing warning signs that things are not quite as relaxed as they could be sitting...
How to Socialise Your Puppy

How to Socialise Your Puppy

Did you know the socialisation period of dogs is approximately between 3-14 weeks of age. During this period the rate of neuron development is at its highest rate. Interactions and experiences puppies have during this time will set them up for how they will come to...
Reading your pet’s body language

Reading your pet’s body language

Body Language … just what is your dog saying? by Dr Ash Hargreaves  BSc DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) Do you know when your dog is feeling worried? Let’s take a look at the signs your dog might show when feeling fearfull, stressed or anxious yawning...
Anxiety … The Amygdala Hijack!

Anxiety … The Amygdala Hijack!

Anxiety. Why is my pet anxious? Anxiety is the anticipation of future danger that may be unknown, imagined, or real and can result in physiological responses similar to those associated with fear. By Dr Ash Hargreaves  BSc DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)...
Behaviour Bites

Behaviour Bites

Behaviour Bites   We all know how important mental health is for us, our family and friends. But we forget that our pets can suffer from mental health issues too. Here at Fur Life Vet we are lucky to have Dr Ash Hargreaves BSc DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary...
Pets post lockdown

Pets post lockdown

Behaviour Bites with Dr Ash Hargreaves BSc DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary behaviour) Providing Veterinary behaviour education and services across rural Australia through Fur Life Vet clinics. Separation anxiety Let’s take a moment to consider the the mental health of...