Desexing your Pet

One of the biggest responsibilities of being a pet owner is desexing your pet. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or a pet such as a rabbit, guinea pig, or ferret, desexing is one of the most important things you will do, both for your pet and for the wider domestic animal community.

Is My Dog Depressed?

Is My Dog Depressed? IMAGE: BoredomTherapy Pretty much any health issue a human can have, so too is there a doggie counterpart. Dogs, just like us, can suffer from issues such as obesity, allergies, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. They can also suffer from mental illnesses like depression.

Keeping your Pet Cool in Summer

IMAGE: PINTEREST We all know how uncomfortable the heat and humidity of summer can be. So imagine you’re wearing a fur coat you can’t take off. This will give you an idea of how it can be for your pet. Pets including dogs can suffer enormously from the heat, especially older animals. Not all dogs … Continued

Pool Safety and Your Dog

Humans aren’t the only ones who love to go swimming on a hot summer day. Many dogs also love to go for a dip in the backyard pool, and are attracted to pools in the same way that kids are. All dogs can swim, right? To an extent, yes – but just as kids need … Continued

Summer Parasites

IMAGE: The Bark It’s that time of year when we need to revisit the issue of summer parasites that may affect your pet. Though they are present all year round, the summer months in Australia are prime season for dogs (and other furry or fluffy pets) having issues with fleas and ticks. These tiny pests … Continued

Your Backyard: Creating the Perfect Dogscape

image: We all know that dogs love to have unlimited space to run, play and explore. Unless you live on a farm or very large property, however, this is a dream few dogs and their owners realise. Fortunately there are dog parks, dog day care centres, and plenty of places to go dog walking … Continued

Feeding your Fussy Dog – Food Mixing Keeping your pooch healthy and happy involves lots of different things – plenty of dog walking, attention to dog grooming, love, affection, and even regular visits to a dog day care centre like Urban Paws in Yarraville! The way you feed your dog is crucial as well – a healthy diet is critical to … Continued

Canine Health Issues – Pancreatitis

Part of being a loving dog owner is helping to make sure your dog stays healthy. One condition that’s not uncommon in dogs is pancreatitis – and it can be dangerous. What is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas.

Skin Cancer Prevention in Dogs

Image: The message regarding sun safety seems to be getting through loud and clear for most humans these days, but did you know that sun safety is a big consideration for your pet – including your dog?

Dogs and Chocolate: A Deadly Combination

“Chocolate isn’t good for dogs”. No matter how much your dog might want to share your treats, chocolate is one human treat that must never pass a dog’s lips – not even a lick. Why not? Because chocolate can not only make your dog very sick, it can kill him.

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