Keeping your Pet Safe at Christmas

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 home that is busy, loud, or full of guests can be overwhelming for your pet – and even more importantly, festive foods and decorations can literally be hazardous or even deadly for your cat, dog, or another animal friend. More

What You Need to Know about Dog Baiting

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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, the RSPCA has reported concerns over the swift rise in dog baiting. What is dog baiting? More

Aches and Pains: When your Pet has Arthritis

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.

What is Arthritis? More

Doggie Issues: Tear Staining

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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? More

Intestinal Worms and Your Dog

Worms. The word is enough to make most of us cringe. Especially when it applies to worms in your pet.

We’ve talked about intestinal worms in dogs in a previous article in the past, but it’s a topic worth revisiting.

Intestinal worms are parasites that dogs, cats, (and kids!) can easily contract More

Beat the Summer Heat – Keeping Pets Cool


The Australian summer can be, quite simply, brutal. We humans complain plenty about the heat and humidity – there’s a lot to complain about some days! – but imagine how much worse it is for our furry friends?

Heat exhaustion can be a major issue for animals in the summer, including our beloved pets. Both dogs and cats (as well as rabbits and other animals) release heat by panting. They can’t sweat the way humans do, with only their paw pads having the ability to perspire. The more your pet is panting, the greater heat stress it is under. More

Summer Pet Safety: Snakes

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Spring, summer, and early autumn in Australia mean snake season. Snakes come out during the warmer months to hunt, feed, find water, mate, and breed, and it’s very common for them to make their way into backyards where they are less than welcome. This is especially the case for venomous snakes, which Australia has a very large number of. This is in no small part a result of development and suburban sprawl – reptiles lose their homes to people and, being very territorial creatures, have nowhere else to go. Your yard may be their home territory More

Doggie Issues – Drooling

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Drool. Slobber. It’s gross – but it’s also a part of life for many dogs (and their owners). And the very best dog grooming in the world can’t make drooling attractive!

Why do some dogs drool so much? And is there anything you can do to minimise it? More