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

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

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