Is Your Dog Dominant or Submissive?

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

New Year – Fireworks and Your Dog

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

Protecting your Dog from Parasites this Summer

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

Safety: Snake-Proof your Yard

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.

Wild Dogs of the World

While your faithful furry friend loves cuddles, playtime, and even going to doggie day care, his wild cousins are amongst the world’s most dangerous predators, second only to the big cats of the wild. Wild dog (canid) species are found worldwide, in forests, deserts, and arctic locations, on every continent except Antarctica.

Wolves Vs Domestic Dogs

DOG = canis familiaris                                                                WOLF = canis lupis Dogs were the first species of animal to have been domesticated, and the only large carnivorous mammal to have been domesticated. Many people believe domestic dogs are directly descended from wolves; this is not strictly true. While they do share a common ancestor with the Grey … Continued

Omega Oil Supplements – Can My Dog Benefit?

We have all heard about how beneficial Omega Oils are for us as humans, and that we should all be regularly eating oily fish and/or taking fish oil or krill oil supplements for ideal health and wellbeing. But what about our pets? Can Omega Oil supplementation be beneficial to them too? What Are Omega Oils? … Continued

Doggie Dental Health

Your dog’s oral hygiene is a very important but often overlooked aspect of his overall health and wellbeing. Toothache and sore gums can cause pain and distress and as an owner, you may not even be aware that your dog is suffering. Plaque can build up on a healthy tooth in just a few days; … Continued

Blood Donor Dogs

Many human volunteers give blood, which is literally the gift of life in an emergency. But what happens when a dog needs a blood transfusion? There are times, occasionally, when a dog requires a lifesaving blood transfusion, in an emergency such as internal bleeding from trauma, due to ingestion of a toxin (especially rat baits), … Continued

Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

If you’re reading this, chances are you are an animal lover and you have at least one furry family member. There are, however, a lot of people who do not love dogs (and, even more so, cats). While those of us who do love them will never understand why, one reason could be the concept … Continued