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: Amazon 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 … Continued
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
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 … Continued
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?
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?
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