Hosted by Danny Boz and Vet Dr David Tabrett, Pet Chat answers your questions on the health and welfare of your pet for our sponsor, The Pet Shop Boyz.

2NURFM

Pet chat

with Danny Boz and vet Dr David Tabrett

12.00pm - 1.00pm, Wednesday

Hosted by Danny Boz and vet Dr David Tabrett, Pet Chat answers your questions on the health and welfare of your pet for our sponsor, The Pet Shop Boyz.

Hear about all the latest pet products, buying or breeding, training and even some 'hairy tales!'

Panel of expertsDr Dave Tabrett

Dr David Tabrett is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Newcastle Animal Emergency Centre. The Newcastle Animal Emergency Centre is located at 4 Lang Road, Broadmeadow.  Contact: 4957 7106.

Dr Bob StablerDr Bob Stabler is an animal behaviour psychologist with over 10 years' experience and 1300+ consultations. He offers consultations on a number of pet behaviour issues including anxiety, aggression, excitability, and compulsive behaviour. If you'd like to contact him, visit his website, or call 4954 3415.

Danny BozDanny Boz is co-owner of The Pet Shop Boyz providing pet-care products, accessories and professional advice to Newcastle and Hunter region show people and pet-owners.

 Dr Emily DraytonDr Emily Drayton joins Pet Chat one Wednesday per month. Growing up on the Central Coast of NSW with a horse trainer as a father, Emily spent most of her childhood around horses. She quickly realised her love for animals and a desire to contribute to the care and welfare of all creatures great and small. She is now a vet at Sugarloaf Animal Hospital.

2NURFM'S Pet Rescue - Ruckus

Ruckus

Dog of the Week - Ruckus

Meet Ruckus, a charismatic 3 year old Jack Russell x Miniature Bull Terrier. Ruckus is the height of a Jack Russell with a cute miniature bully face.

Ruckus is always smiling and he loves rocks, yes, that's right, he loves rocks! He will entertain himself all day pushing a rock around the yard and flicking it back between his back legs like tunnel ball. It's a unique game but then little Ruckus is a unique character!

Ruckus is very affectionate, bonds closely with and likes meeting new people. He loves going for walks and would make an amazing loyal and best friend for a teenager or older children. Being small in size he is easy to walk. He likes to spend some time inside but he is used to being outside playing in the yard during the daytime. He will need a nice kennel under cover and warm jacket for the cooler months.

Ruckus likes to meet other dogs but he does need to get to know them first and then he's fine. He would make a great addition to many family situations including full time workers. He would be happy as a single dog in a family. Ruckus is looking for a forever home where he will be included in family activities and taken on regular walks which he loves.

For more information to meet Ruckus please contact Anita on 0400107603, visit www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au or Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DogRescueNewcastle

Ruckus's adoption fee is only $300 and includes his desexing, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, microchipping, and lifetime registration. You can see all our available dogs at www.dogrescuenewcastle.com.au

 Podcast

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Podcast: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/2NUR/audio/petchat.xml.