Does your pet need hobbies?

Environmental enrichment is the process of providing your pet with environments that allows them to engage in more of the behavioural opportunities that are found in the wild. Many pets spend long days alone and without their people they have little to do. Pets living in enriched environments will be happier, calmer and less likely to engage in inappropriate or undesirable behaviours. Enrichment comes in many forms such as companionship, sensory stimulation, interactive, self rewarding feeding devices and toys.  Look no further than your own house for resources, see the links below for D.I.Y ideas that will entertain your pet for hours:

DIY dog toys

DIY cat toys

About Dr Kate

Perth vet and proprietor of Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre and Dog Day Care, Dr Kate Lindsey completed a first class honours degree in zoology and neuroscience at UWA, followed by a veterinary degree with first class honours, at Murdoch. Since graduating in 2005, Dr Kate has worked as a vet in small animal practices around Perth. As her zoological roots show, she has always had an interest in animal behaviour. Dr Kate successfully completed a post-graduate program in veterinary behaviour medicine and was admitted as a member of The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Animal Behaviour in 2012. She is a qualified veterinarian behaviourist. Dr Kate established Kalmpets in 2012, Western Australia’s only sole focus mobile vet behaviour practice that delivered comprehensive solutions to improve behaviour problems in dogs, cats and pets.

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