Keeping your fish in good health over Winter

During the cooler months, fish in your home aquarium can become stressed, which, if left untreated, can lead to health problems or even death. Avoid Drafts Make sure that your fish tanks are not exposed to cold drafts at night Check Temperature Keep an eye on your tank heater by closely monitoring the water temperature … Rest of Post

Benefits and uses of natural therapies in the everyday lives of our pets

The health benefits of natural therapies have long been recognised for humans. In recent years, people are appreciating that companion animals, in particular, dogs and cats, can reap the same benefits from natural therapies as humans. Natural therapies are also referred to as complementary medicines and are products containing ingredients that are present in the … Rest of Post

To Raw feed or not to raw feed?

For thousands of years nature has shown us through evolution of our pets, that a raw food diet principally based on meat, is what is required for our pets to ensure a long and healthy life. Considering a raw food diet for your dog can be intimidating. You enter a pet store or the pet … Rest of Post

Winter Coats and Matted Fur

Who doesn’t have fun sorting through the new selection of doggy fashion coats when they hit the shelves? With so much choice from Coats, Jackets, Jumpers and Hoodies to the ever popular Flano’s, not to mention the different materials they are all made from, how do you choose? A big factor when choosing should be … Rest of Post

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