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Cale Weston

Adelaide Vet Animal Hospitals

 
   

Meet Dr Cale Weston

"I have a background in aquaculture and I absolutely adore the outdoors. I love to travel and new experiences, and I think that I would make a great addition to the team."

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Posted 10 months ago

Who is his favourite schnauzer and why?

Posted 10 months ago

Hi Dr Cale! Which animal, apart from the obvious like dog & cat etc, do you think makes an amazing family pet?

Posted 10 months ago

Q: What is one animal you have never met that you would like to?

Posted 11 months ago

Q: What's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you as a vet?

Posted 11 months ago

What is one animal you have never met that you would like to?

Posted 11 months ago

What's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you as a vet?

Posted 11 months ago

How do you support new graduates and vet students within the industry, especially when it comes to stress and mental health issues?

Posted 11 months ago

Toby a 3&1/2 year old mixed breed pup is very friendly but barks at other dogs when we are out walking. I've tried all the suggestions ie get his attention with a treat, cross the road to avoid the other dog nothing seems to work! Help!!!

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Posted 11 months ago

Hello Monica, thank you for the great photo of your handsome boy. I can really appreciate the difficulty you’re having with this issue and the impact it has on your walks. It can be really challenging at times but like you have been doing, try and stay calm and do your best not to get frustrated or confrontational with Toby. Dogs always bark for a reason, so one of the first things we need to work out is why Toby is barking. This may seem silly as you have already told me it’s directed at other dogs when on walks, but bear with me for a minute! He may be barking to alert you or just in excitement to engage or communicate with the other dog he has seen. However, it’s important to remember that dogs may also bark out of anxiety, fear or it they are conflicted about what they are seeing. So, if you have identified the trigger factor of seeing other dogs (and you will need to also consider all of little factors that may be impacting it such as different breeds or sized dogs he is seeing, the location of your walk, times of day, the family members walking him) then one of the next steps we can do is to narrow down the nature of his barking by identifying his emotional state. A really good way to do this is to get a video of him during his walk, both leading up to and when he sees another dog. Also try to recall when Toby’s barking started, if he does it every time and how long for. I would then see your regular veterinarian who can do a complete physical and evaluate the footage of Toby’s behaviour. They will be able to give you some tailored advice and then help you decide if it’s best to arrange someone further trained in dog behaviour to come out and assist you. This issue can be both very common and challenging for dog owners, but rest assured that with the support of your local veterinarian, you can create a much more pleasant experience for both you and Toby when enjoying your walks together. Best of luck, Dr Cale

calefwestonCale Weston responded 11 months ago

How do you introduce your pets to new baby.

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Posted 11 months ago

Hi Dianne, thank you for posting and the beautiful picture of your dogs! What are their names? It’s very exciting that you’re adding to your family (or if it’s a friend’s baby then you can still apply the same principles). I always find it pretty amazing to see the strong bonds that children form with their dogs when families come into the clinic. Although I don’t have kids yet myself, I appreciate it can be quite a daunting task to integrate them with family pets, but rest assured there are plenty of strategies and information out there that can help. Below are a few things I think are important to consider and I’ll provide a link at the bottom so you can start to read about it in more detail. It’s sensible to get your dogs used to a daily routine prior to you bringing the baby home, which you then can continue afterwards. This is especially important given the active breeds you have! This will help with reducing the degree of daily changes in your life that will inevitably follow once the baby comes along. Also, try to give both dogs plenty of time to get used to smells, noises and presence of all the new baby furniture and items in the house. Just before bringing your newborn home, introduce your dogs to the smell of your newborn by getting your partner/family to bring home some items from the hospital. This is a great way for your dogs to get acclimatised to the range of smells that are to come. Make sure you positively reward them with plenty of pats and treats during the sessions! When you arrive home with your newborn, it’s sensible to come in by yourself and give your dogs a big cuddle and plenty of attention and love until they settle. They will be so excited to see you! From there you can carefully introduce them to the new family member, but make sure your curious fursons are well controlled during this process. There is a whole lot more information available and I have only scratched the surface on some of the points I think are important. You will reduce the risk of anything going wrong with active supervision at all times when they are together. Here is a link Dianne that will help get you started (http://adelaidevet.com.au/pet-library/children-and-pets-family-safety-bringing-home-a-baby). Your local vet clinic likely has some handouts/pamphlets (sorry I’m not sure of your location) so I would definitely contact them as well. I hope this helps and gives you a great starting point! Dr Cale

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