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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“What’s my cat saying?” – Quiz

We all know cats can’t talk – well, with words anyway… But they certainly do communicate with us through vocalisations such as meows, purrs, growls and hisses, but also through their body language. Cats and people have quite different social needs and sometimes we can misunderstand what our cats are trying to say to us…

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The ‘Scaredy-Cat’ Puppy – Will he grow out of it?

Little pups are so sweet and cuddly with their unmistakable ‘puppy-breath’, some would describe them as being very more-ish. Many are bold and outgoing, some are full of energy and have a regular ‘crazy puppy zoom sessions’, and a few are quieter and less boisterous. But what about those little guys that seem nervous about…

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Pain Medications in Pets – What’s safe and what’s not?

Pain is the most uncomfortable sensation that we all try to avoid – think tooth ache, ear ache, torn knee ligaments, back ache, post-surgical pain… If you’ve ever experienced one of these, and chances are pretty good you have experienced more than one, it can be very difficult to function normally. Getting on with your…

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