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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Not again! Cat urine! What’s really going on?

So, you’ve cleaned up the urine again… Last time it was in the clean laundry, this time it was on the curtains, next time it better not be on the new lounge suite! You may have scrubbed and washed or even gotten rid of some carpeting because it’s ‘beyond it’ but the urine marking continues.…

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Young Children & Ageing Pets – What you need to know

Pets and children usually go hand-in-hand. The benefits of a non-judgemental pal for a child is immeasurable, and the attention and exercise that pets get by spending time with ‘short-legged’ people is great for their wellbeing too. However, there are a few factors which need special consideration when pets get older as well as when…

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Is Spot Going Senile?

Medical advances have allowed our pets improved quality of life as well as longevity. Cats at 16 years, small dogs at 15 years and large breeds at 13 years old are no longer unheard of as they were 15-20 years ago. But as with people, ageing is often associated with conditions like arthritis, dental disease…

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Are You Providing a Happy Home for Your Kitty?

Domestic cats are a wonderful species that have been living close to and with humans for thousands of years. They were revered in Ancient Egypt… and still are in many homes where their faithful human servants attend to them. Jokes aside, cats are fascinating and are incredibly well adapted to living with us. However, as…

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