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

Pet Essentials – Disposing of Pet Waste

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Whether you have a cat or a dog, pet waste disposal is your responsibility. And there are ways you should, and should not, go about it.

Pets produce a surprising amount of waste. If you have a dog or outdoor cats, you’ll need only consider solid waste as your responsibility. If you have an indoor cat, general kitty litter disposal is an additional consideration. 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

Speaking your Pet’s Language

A recent article in the news explored how dogs communicate with their humans – and gave an opinion on which species is smarter (dogs versus cats).

First Up – Who’s Smarter?

While dog owners like to think their favoured pet is smart for his loyalty, friendliness, and willingness to be trained, it’s for the very opposite traits that cat owners believe their feline friends are smart – aloofness, attitude, and independence. But science has an answer of sorts. More

A Wagging Tail

One thing all dogs have in common at birth is a cute tail that will wag and communicate very effectively about how your dog is feeling at any given moment.

DID YOU KNOW? 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