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

Why Does My Dog Eat Poo?

It’s a fact of pet (dog) ownership that we’d rather not have to face, but some dogs will voluntarily eat poo. Yes, it’s disgusting. It’s also not uncommon. The scientific term for voluntarily consuming faeces is coprophagia. Many puppies participate in the act, and while most will grow out of it, some will continue doing … Continued

All About Your Dog’s Tongue

It’s the source of lots of sloppy doggie kisses – your dog’s tongue. Aside from those wet licks, you probably don’t give it much thought. But it has a much bigger role than you might think! The tongue is a muscle, controlled by the dog’s nervous system, and a dog relies on his tongue to … Continued

Keeping your Pet Safe – Indoors

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

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 … Continued

Pet Essentials – Disposing of Pet Waste

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

What You Need to Know about Dog Baiting

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

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 … Continued

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