Help! My Cat Keeps Jumping On The Kitchen Counter!

It is frustrating when you’re trying to cook dinner or clean the kitchen and your cat is constantly jumping up on the kitchen counter leaving footprints and fur all over the place. So why does your cat love to sit on your kitchen counter and what can you do to deter him from jumping up…

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FLUTD: What Is It?

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a disease that causes the inflammation of the bladder and urethra. FLUTD can result in partial or complete obstruction of the Urinary Tract. Urinary Obstructions are a life-threatening emergency and requires immediate veterinary treatment.  What causes FLUTD?  There is no single cause of FLUTD. Here are some of…

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Chocolate Toxicity

We are coming up to Easter weekend and it’s time to do a little reminder about the dangers of chocolate. Is chocolate really toxic to our pets?  Yes! Chocolate really is toxic to our pets. Your pets eating chocolate can result in serious illness and in rare cases it can be fatal. Chocolate contains a…

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Let’s Talk Collars, Harnesses and Leads

Are you using the correct harness for you and your pet? Collars, Harnesses and Head collars range in shapes, sizes and fabric styles, but most importantly they vary in how they function. Choosing the right one will do wonders for you and your pet when out on a walk. But there are so many options! How…

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Understanding And Helping Our Ageing Pets 

As our pets age it is important to be mindful of their needs. We should aim to have a good understanding of their behavioural and physical needs as they get older and how these needs may change over time. Your pet may have lost hearing or sight, may be a little less active than he…

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Getting a new pet? What you need to know

Getting a new pet is super exciting! Anticipating long walks on the beach together or snuggling up by the fire in winter are the things that all ‘pet parents’ dream of. Here are several aspects to consider when adopting.   Commitment: Adopting a pet is a long-term commitment. Your average dog or cat can live…

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What can or can’t I feed my pet this Christmas?

It is now Christmas week and as everyone gets ready for their Christmas breakfasts, lunches and dinners we wanted to remind you about what your pets can and can’t eat. The “NO’s”: Alcohol:  If your pets get alcohol it can result in seizures, low blood sugar and intoxication. We know you won’t be pouring Fluffy…

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Dental Disease: What you need to know

Dental disease is a very common problem in cats and dogs and a lot of the time it goes unnoticed by owners. How often do you check your pet’s teeth? What is Dental Disease?  Dental disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on your pet’s teeth which leads to it calcify and harden causing…

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Enrichment – Why should you be doing it?

What can we do as pet owners to make our pets lives more interesting and fun?  Our pets sit at home all day long with nothing to do but wait for us to return… To give them a more fun and interactive day we can provide them with enrichment activities for them to play with…

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Paralysis Ticks! They’re out and about….

There are three common ticks that can affect dogs and cats in Australia: the Paralysis Tick, the Bush Tick and the Brown Dog Tick. Paralysis ticks cause paralysis but the others can carry around other diseases which can affect your dog and cat. Paralysis Ticks:  Paralysis Ticks are nasty little critters that can be deadly,…

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