03 5127 3511

Monday to Friday
8:30am - 6:30pm

9:00am - 12:00pm

10:30am - 12:30pm

Please ring for appointments

Kitten Adoption Button
Puppy Preschool
Resources Box

polite pets month                 ava logo


Does your dog bark too much? Does your cat have litter tray problems?

The Moe Veterinary Centre, will be running a Polite Pets Month promotion throughout March to raise awareness of some common pet behaviour problems, prevention and treatment.

An initiative of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), Polite Pets Month educates pet owners about what’s normal behaviour in pets, and how their vet can help.

The theme for this year is ‘Why does my pet do that?’, and focuses on:

  • excessive barking in dogs
  • litter tray problems in cats.

Barking is a normal and natural way for dogs to communicate.  Excessive barking can be a big problem for neighbours and for your relationship with your dog.

“There’s a range of reasons for excessive barking, including changes to a dog’s environment, boredom, anxiety or dementia. Treatment includes looking at the causes, resolving the anxiety or underlying medical condition and an appropriate training program, “Punishment will not stop problem barking. Using rewards is the best way to train your pets to avoid causing aggression or anxiety.

“For cats, not using a litter tray is a common complaint by owners and about 10 per cent of cats have this problem. “The cause can be a medical problem or the cat might start preferring a particular litter type or might be marking its territory. “Treatment might include resolving anxiety or a medical problem, analysing the cat’s preference, or retraining.

“The friendly staff at Moe Veterinary Centre are happy to talk to you about the latest treatments for these pet behaviours, and help you deal with them before they get out of hand.”

During March  Moe Veterinary Centre will have lots of information on hand about common behaviour problems.

There is a comprehensive range of resources available for pet owners on the AVA website including information sheets on anxiety and phobias in dogs, preventing dog bites, creating a courteous cat and teaching birds to be on their best behaviour, visit www.ava.com.au/PPM-resources.  

For more information contact Moe Veterinary Centre on 03 5127 3511

AVA’s Polite Pets Month is proudly supported by foundation sponsors Cava Animal Health and Royal Canin.

Royal Canin            adaptil