Pet Care Tips

We all want a happy pet. Having a happy pet equals a happy owner and a rewarding pet-owner relationship. I have this with my dog, Macy, and I really want you to experience this as well.

The first step in achieving this goal is by choosing the right pet for your lifestyle. Breed selection is so important. You really need to put time and energy in choosing the right pet, if you want to have a happy one. Who are you? Are you a busy parent? Are you an athlete who is after a running companion? Are you living in an apartment in North Sydney or on an acre in Templestowe? Are you slowing down and looking for a companion to keep you active – just not too active? Getting a pet needs to be a well considered decision. After all, they are going to be a big part of your life!

It involves spending time socialising and training your pet. Those perfect dogs you see at the park or waiting patiently outside cafes (owned by someone else) have had an owner that has put in hours of consistent and positive reinforcement and training. Although the perfect time to start this is the day your new pet arrives home, it is never too late. You can teach an old dog new tricks!

There is so much to talk about. Let’s get started.

Here you’ll find Dr. Kevin’s helpful tips on pet care. You can use this list below to filter the articles!

December 20, 2014

Dr Kevin was recently featured in Green Life Magazine: Dog’s are now more than ever seen as part of the family – they sleep in our homes, we post photos of them on Facebook and even celebrate their birthdays! As a veterinarian I spend a lot of my time helping pet owners manage their dog’s .. Read more...

December 20, 2014

On Grandstanders, Jane and Craig chat to veterinarian Dr Kevin Foster about pet allergies. With Spring being allergy season for humans, Jane and Craig ask Dr Kevin if pets are also affected by the changing of the seasons. While they may not sneeze and sniffle like us, dogs and cats can get itchy and inflamed .. Read more...

December 20, 2014

On Grandstanders, Craig and Jane chat to veterinarian Dr Kevin Foster about looking after pets this festive season. With the weather starting to heat up, Dr Kevin reminds us to be mindful of the heat: heat stress in dogs is pretty common. Especially with “squishy-faced dogs”, it is important to keep canine companions inside in .. Read more...

November 26, 2014

Resident vet Dr Kevin Foster chats to The Grandstanders about overweight guineapigs, dog diets and cat-cercise! Dr Foster talks about the problem of overweight and obese animals, and discusses how it is our responsibility as pet-owners to ensure that they are healthy and not overfed. Although it may be tempting to slip the dog tidbits .. Read more...