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

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

Behavioural solutions for stress and anxiety in our pets

Our pet’s behaviour is the best indicator that they are suffering from anxiety or stress They tell us a lot by their actions, their physiological responses, and sometimes by the “evidence” they’ve left while you’ve been at work. One of my current dogs, a rescue, shows aggressive behaviour towards the other dogs in our home, … Rest of Post

Why cats have whiskers

Cats possess many physiological attributes that give them their astounding athletic abilities; one of the most prominent features all cats share that enables this are whiskers. But why exactly do cats have whiskers? THE ANATOMY OF THE WHISKER A common mistake people make is assuming that cat whiskers and human hair are alike. The whiskers, … Rest of Post

Pets in Winter

  Winter in some parts of Australia can be harsh, and it is important to remember that our pets need special attention during these long, cold months. DIET In the colder months, pets’ diets need to increase in energy intake rather than fat content. Animals shouldn’t gain weight over winter; they should just maintain body … Rest of Post

Your pet looks to you for dental care

  Four out of every five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which becomes more severe with age. Protecting your pet’s teeth and gums is essential to their wellbeing. It prevents chronic diseases and pain for both your pet and your pocket! Your pet’s dental health … Rest of Post

Litter tray woes; Getting it right from the get go!

Statistics show that many cats become abandoned or surrendered over litter tray behavioural issues than many other feline situations in the home. Choosing the correct litter tray, placing it in a prime location in your home, and selecting the right litter are key components to the happy feline-human bond. SIZE MATTERS Whether your new addition … Rest of Post

Parasites and Your Pet

It is time to be vigilant and be aware of whether you are in a tick affected area, protecting your pet from mosquitoes and warding off fleas and worms. We have broken down the common parasites that affect our pets for you to better understand them. HEARTWORMS Heartworm is a parasitic worm that is transmitted … Rest of Post

Allergies and your pet

Pets can develop allergies at any time during his life. Just like humans, pets have immune systems that recognise certain allergens as harmful. Allergens become problematic when they make contact with the skin, are ingested or inhaled. As the body tries to rid itself of the allergens a range of digestive, skin and respiratory symptoms … Rest of Post