Entries by Kaleen Staff

A Real Doctor Treats More Than One Species

As vets in Canberra, I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me, “I wish my own doctor were as good as my pet’s veterinarian.” And while we veterinarians certainly appreciate the compliment, there is an aspect of this admiration that we’re honestly not so grateful for: when our clients ask us to […]

Cat visit friendly

We know that wellness care for our pets saves lives and improves the quality of life by catching problems early. It also saves money. But while pet lovers are increasingly aware of these benefits, cats aren’t getting their fair share of care. It’s not because their owners don’t care about them, or don’t believe in […]

Do Dogs Dream?

Many people believe that dogs do dream. Most dog owners have noticed that at various times during their sleep, some dogs may quiver, make leg twitches or may even growl or snap at some sleep-created phantom, giving the impression that they are dreaming about something. At the structural level, the brains of dogs are similar to those of […]

Pets and Babies

I am often asked about how to integrate long-term family pets with the immanent arrival of a new baby into the household. There are lots of so-called experts around offering well meaning but often-misguided advice. This is an unusual Blog, but an important one. I recently came across an excellent publication that is written by […]