Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs

Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

Almost everyone loves a chocolate treat, and because our dogs are often a part of the family, it can be tempting to reward them with their own little chocolate treat. But before you give in to those puppy eyes, consider that chocolate is one of many foods that can be toxic to dogs. While it’s…

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Heat Stroke in Animals

Signs of Heat Stroke in Animals

Australia’s summer temperatures can be brutal for everyone, including our pets. Just as you seek a cooler place when the temperatures soar, it’s important to remember you pets and ensure they’ve got somewhere cool to hang out. Dogs are particularly susceptible to overheating because they love to come with us on walks and in the…

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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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