Just like humans, as dog’s age, they benefit from being mentally stimulated. In a recent study, researchers in Vienna taught elderly dogs to play computer games and found that they can help slow down mental deterioration. The scientists used touch-screen tasks on a computer, combined with rewards, to motivate them to perform. The study compared computer games for elderly dogs to elderly people doing Sudoku puzzles and proposed that this could also be an alternative
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Hi, I’m Caroline Clark, a Registered Veterinary Nurse with over 30 years’ experience of working in small/mixed animal practice and a Qualified Animal Behaviourist, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioural problems in companion animals (cats, dogs, parrots, rabbits and small mammals).
I believe that a holistic approach is important so I work closely with owners to design a tailor made action plan to help modify, manage and hopefully resolve behaviour problems in their pets. I am very proud to state that I only use positive reinforcement methods and because of my combined practical and theoretical experience I am well placed to understand the basis for most problem behaviours.
“The best teachers of animal behaviour are the animals”
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Caroline was featured as the animal behaviour expert in Embarrassing Pets – a 20 part series, first aired in Autumn 2018 and currently being repeated on Channel 4 and available on demand on All 4.
Being aware of some canine poisons and seasonal hazards in Autumn, both in the home and outside is important at this time of year. Now that the days of summer have slipped by we all begin to turn our thoughts to events like Halloween, Bonfire night and preparations for Christmas. There’s lots of activity going on in the kitchen with autumn chutneys and soon it will be Christmas fare and warm comforting casseroles being made
A recent study carried out by the Royal Veterinary College, revealed the most common canine conditions seen by vets. The most common canine conditions: Overweight/obesity Osteoarthritis Otitis externa (Ear problems) Anal sac disorder Conjunctivitis (Eye disease) Dental disease Lipoma (fatty lumps) Dermatitis (skin disorders) The study was conducted by analysing data from 455,557 dogs presented at veterinary practices. Of these common canine conditions, the three disorders that had the highest impact on their welfare was