Dogs are pack animals, and every pack has a leader. In your family, you as a family are your dog’s pack. To have a well-behaved and well-adjusted dog, you need to make sure that he knows he is not, in fact, the leader of his pack – and that YOU are the pack leader. This … Continued
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Humans love New Year’s Eve – we look forward to it and for many of us, it’s one of the biggest highlights of the year. Our dogs, unfortunately, aren’t so enamoured of the event – especially when it comes to fireworks. Many animals, including our dogs, are terrified of fireworks. Not only are the flashing … Continued
December is a really good time to revisit an issue that can be of great importance to your pet: summer parasites. Parasites like ticks and fleas are present year-round in Australia, however, the summer months are the main season for dogs and cats to have issues with these. These tiny pests are an annoying nuisance … Continued
Summer is soon to be here and reptiles are out and about – so this is a great time to revisit a topic we’ve talked about in the past – safety with regards to your pet and snakes.
Happy New Year! A new year is the time many people make resolutions, and one thing a lot of us do is, at some point in January, have a bit of a cleanup. It might not be spring, but it can be a great time for a “spring” clean. It’s also a really good time … Continued
With the arrival of December each year, the “silly season” is upon us – time for parties, holidays, winding down for the year and welcoming a new year at the end of the month. While it’s all fun and games for humans, your pet needs some special consideration at this time of the year. A … Continued
Whenever your furry friend starts scratching, your first thought is most likely – FLEAS!! But there are many other causes of itching and scratching in dogs, and you need to be aware of them.
IMAGE SOURCE: BISHOP RANCH VETERINARY CENTER As impossible as it is for most of us to understand, there are some people who are not animal lovers, and there are people who do not like dogs. There are, appallingly, even some who actively set out to cause harm to dogs. In the last couple of years, … Continued
Just like humans, dogs and cats can suffer the effects of arthritis as they get older. It can cause significant distress, and sometimes humans won’t realise their furry family member is suffering until the condition is quite advanced. You need to know the signs to look for and how to make your pet more comfortable. … Continued
Image: Dogster.com One issue which many dog owners will be familiar with is that of tear staining. It’s most commonly seen in dogs that have white or light coloured fur, and some breeds are more prone to it than others. What is Tear Staining?