Dog Anxiety

Dog Anxiety – Signs and Remedies

Certain breeds of dog are more prone to anxiety than others, but all dogs can exhibit signs of stress and fear in a given situation. Left untreated, anxiety can develop into some very undesirable and inappropriate behaviour, and an anxious, fearful dog is more likely to bite, which could put you and your children at…

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Does Your Dog Have Diabetes

Does Your Dog Have Diabetes?

Diabetes in dogs is more common than many people realise, and it can become quite advanced before you notice any symptoms. That’s why it’s important to have regular vet checks, especially for older dogs, to find and treat any health problems early. Dogs only seem to get Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the…

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Itchy Pet

Itchy Pet? What to Do

Just like humans, your dog or cat will have the occasional itch which is normal. However, if your pet is constantly scratching and seems stressed and uncomfortable, it’s time to see your vet about the possible causes.   Symptoms of Pruritus Severe itching of the skin is called pruritus, and in pets, it can lead…

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What Vaccinations Does My Pet Need

What Vaccinations Does My Pet Need?

Dogs and cats require different vaccinations depending on age and lifestyle. In this article, we explore these to help you know what types your pet will need. Cats When to Start Kittens can start receiving vaccinations from the ages of 6 to 8 weeks. At the start, vaccinations will be given in series of shots…

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Caring for Your Senior Pet

Caring for Your Senior Pet

As our pets age, the type of care they require changes. This article covers how to care for your senior pet, especially with regards to what you should be paying special attention to. When is My Pet Senior? In general, pets are considered to be senior when they are 7 years or older for dogs,…

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Why is Microchipping Important in Australia

Why is Microchipping Important in Australia?

Amongst other benefits, cat and dog microchipping helps owners find pets when they become lost. In some states such as Western Australia, it’s the law to microchip your pet. In this article, we explore why. The Microchip A microchip is a form of electronic identification that’s embedded under your pet’s skin. The chip, which is…

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Does Your Pet Need to Go on a Diet

Does Your Pet Need to Go on a Diet?

Up to 44% of dogs and 40% of cats in Australia are overweight. This article discusses the importance of proper nutrition and exercise to help keep your pet healthy. Exercise for your Dog Unlike humans, dogs can’t go to the gym whenever they want to exercise. To safely exercise your dog, consider these points: Walking …

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Benefits of Desexing your Pet

Benefits of Desexing your Pet

Unless you are a registered breeder, it is crucial that you desex your pet. In this article, we discuss the importance of desexing your pets, both cats and dogs, as well as clearing up some common myths surrounding the issue. Control the Animal Population Each year, hundreds of animals are left abandoned because of unwanted…

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