Pet Behaviour

  • SH_Cat in Heat_SJ_02

    By | October 7, 2019 | Blog

    Unspayed female cats will eventually reach a fertile period in life, which extends well into old age. Hormonal changes that prepare cats for breeding, (which is a process called estrus or oestrus) begins at between six and ten months of

  • SH_Blogimage_SJ_01-

    By | June 4, 2019 | Blog

    Cats love to catch mice. As natural hunters, they're very good at it. Cats kill mice. It has always been so, even in the distant past when cats and humans got together through the discovery that they could both improve their diets by keeping grain stores

  • SH_Playfulness_SJ_01-

    By | October 8, 2018 | Blog

    When does a dog go from being playful to exhibiting aggressive behaviour? For dogs, learning how to play starts when they are around 2 weeks old when puppies first play with their siblings, this early play is a critical part of their social development. Early

  • SH_Tv watching_SJ_02

    By | September 1, 2018 | Blog

    Dog and cat owners often notice their pets watching televisions, computer screens and tablets. But do we really understand what is going on in our pet’s heads when they watch videos? Some pet owners have observed that their pets are quite captivated by

  • SH_DogEatingGrass_SJ_01-

    By | July 31, 2018 | Blog

    When you notice your beloved canine or feline companion is grazing like a cow, you might be asking yourself the following questions... Is my cat or dog hungry? Bored? Sick? Can this be harmful to my pet? Most experts believe it is not something that we as pet

  • Possessiveness

    By | July 2, 2018 | Blog

    It is quite normal for dogs to be protective over things they see as a valued resource, such as food, toys and people. However this is different to a dog becoming unstably aggressive towards you and other pets in order to protect what they value. Although a dog

  • SH_Cat-on-cat_SJ_03

    By | July 2, 2018 | Blog

    No one can truly know how a situation will play out once you introduce your cat to another cat. Some cats are more territorial than others. These cats may never adjust to sharing their house, and may do best in a one-cat family. However, many aggressive

  • Vet-visit

    By | June 4, 2018 | Blog

    The first thing we should do as dog owners is to try and understand our dog's perspective when we take them to see a vet. The ability to reduce pet stress is not only good for your dog before or during a vet visit, but will make the process of a medical

  • Catbite

    By | April 20, 2018 | Blog

    Cat aggression is the second most common feline behaviour problem seen by animal behaviourists. Is your cat biting or scratching you, stalking you as you as you come closer towards it and then pouncing on you? Is your cat biting you after a short time of