Death by overheating

Extreme heat creates problems When temperatures are high, fish go into metabolic overdrive, consume more oxygen and produce more waste products. These waste products can be more toxic at higher temperatures. Here are some simple tips to use when temperatures are extreme: Cool the water Add party ice (does not contain Chlorine) or frozen water … Rest of Post

Bird Breeding

In nature, seasonal changes create conditions that stimulate the release of breeding hormones that give parrots the urge to breed. For most parrots this urge to breed is in response to the warm weather and increasingly longer daylight hours of spring. To get the best chances of breeding, you need to ensure that your birds … Rest of Post

Scaly Face or Leg Mite

Parasites can cause skin problems for birds, just as they do in other animals and humans. Scaly Face or Leg Mite is a burrowing parasite (Knemidokoptes) which commonly affects budgies, canaries and finches. In parrots, it is usually only a problem for budgerigars. Infected budgies lose feathers in the affected area, a condition which resembles … Rest of Post

Dogs on the move

PET ID TAGS Microchips are an effective, convenient and useful form of ID for your pet. They are small, usually can’t be removed, inert and don’t cause problems for your pet. It is a law in every state for dogs to be micro chipped, and a law in most states for cats too. However, microchips … Rest of Post

An Independent Choice

Independent pet stores are the backbone of the Australian Pet Industry, an industry born out of true passion and a desire to help pet owners and their beloved pets live happy and healthy lives. Independents have supported and helped nurture pets and their families for many years and now, more than ever they need the … Rest of Post

INTRODUCING NexGard SPECTRA® for dogs

The MOST complete protection against fleas, ticks, heartworm and intestinal worms, in a tasty chew! Parasite protection made easy! NexGard SPECTRA delivers the most complete protection from fleas, ticks, heartworm and intestinal worms available, in one monthly chew. NexGard SPECTRA is a tasty beef-flavoured chew that dogs love – you’ve told us so! At the … Rest of Post

Busting the Boredom

So the time has come for fur parents and their families to return to work and school, but what about the furchild? How do they adjust back into their normal routine after constant daily interaction to being left alone for the day? Bored pets can be destructive pets, causing damage around the house and garden. … Rest of Post

Protect your dog this Summer

Petway Petcare’s top 4 tips for protecting your fur babies in the summer months. 1. EXERCISE Dogs will keep playing as long as their owners keep throwing the ball. Ensure exercise and play time is done in parks offering shade or resort to early morning or late afternoon sessions which are best because it is … Rest of Post

How to set up a child’s first tank

Live fish make a great first pet! They are easy to care for, quiet, and fun to watch. They don’t have to be a lot of work for Mum and Dad either. Follow these 6 simple steps, and the entire family will get hours of pleasure from your new pets. Choose the right fish There … Rest of Post

A festive time for your pet

The holidays are a festive time for us and our pets. With so much happening in the home at this time of year it is easy to overlook potential pet hazards that could hurt our four-legged friends. We will cover the top items which pose a risk to your pet, and help you protect your … Rest of Post