Learn more about how to better care for your pet as Dr Chris
Brown answers some of your questions.
Honestly, working in television was the last thing I thought I
would be doing. I actually imagined that I would be living in the
country working with cows right now! The show actually started
because of one very hot day about 5 years ago. We happened to have
a camera crew in the clinic that day that were doing some stories
on vets when I got called out to a dog trying to give birth to her
pups. The camera crew came along and filmed the whole thing. It was
an incredibly dramatic and emotional day and the people who saw the
story really responded to it. From there, someone decided to shoot
a pilot where they followed me around for 2 weeks and then Channel
Ten saw it and liked it. And now here we are today!
It really depends on the type of pet you want to bring in to
your life. Some active dogs just can't handle their day being
downsized. More easy-going dog breeds and cats can handle and even
learn to love their apartment lifestyle!
I'd feed him a diet that's higher in protein and lower in fat.
That way, he'll be feeling full but not have the fuller figure to
OPTIMUM™ Light and Healthy.
Everyone feels like they should be feeding their dog bones. But
the reality is that while they can be good for their teeth, bones
aren't always your dog's best friend. You see, for those pets that
eat quickly, there is always the risk they might try to swallow
them whole and choke on the bone. The long tubular shape of chicken
necks makes them especially dangerous for these fast eaters. The
safest options for bones are chicken wings for very small dogs and
beef shanks and femurs for bigger dogs. And remember to always
supervise them while they're eating. It's ok to not give them bones
if they're just not up to the challenge.
It often surprises people that washing a dog too often can be
just as big a problem as not washing often enough. In fact, unless
you're under specific instructions from your vet, I wouldn't
recommend bathing your dog more than once every two weeks.