The Benefits of Doggy Day Care

Bringing your dog to doggy day care in Yarraville at our Urban Paws Dog Day Care Centre has many positive benefits for you and your dog. Not only can you feel comfortable to go to work or out and know that your dog is being cared for well in your absence, there are a myriad … Continued

Beat the Summer Heat – Keeping Pets Cool

The Australian summer can be, quite simply, brutal. We humans complain plenty about the heat and humidity – there’s a lot to complain about some days! – but imagine how much worse it is for our furry friends? Heat exhaustion can be a major issue for animals in the summer, including our beloved pets. Both … Continued

The Beauty of Mixed Breed Dogs

(IMAGE: Wikipedia) A lot of people, when they decide to bring a dog into their family, automatically decide on a pedigree or purebred dog without even considering a crossbred or mixed breed dog. While many of us do have our favourite purebreeds, there are many benefits of choosing a mixed breed dog – and sadly … Continued

Giving a Pet as a Gift: Think Twice

    Christmas will be here before we know it. Santa is making his list and checking it twice. But there is one gift idea that you too should really be thinking twice about before you take the leap – that is giving a pet as a gift. It seems that at this time of … Continued

Summer Pet Safety: Snakes

(IMAGE: www.snakescatcher.com.au) Spring, summer, and early autumn in Australia mean snake season. Snakes come out during the warmer months to hunt, feed, find water, mate, and breed, and it’s very common for them to make their way into backyards where they are less than welcome. This is especially the case for venomous snakes, which Australia … Continued

Summer Holiday Pet Minding – Get Organised Now!

  Before we know it summer will be here – the season of Christmas, New Year, parties, and holidays. While there are some holiday destinations that are pet friendly, most are not, so you need to make arrangements to have your pet boarded or minded while you are away. It’s really important that you don’t … Continued

Doggie Issues – Drooling

(IMAGE: The Daily Top) Drool. Slobber. It’s gross – but it’s also a part of life for many dogs (and their owners). And the very best dog grooming in the world can’t make drooling attractive! Why do some dogs drool so much? And is there anything you can do to minimise it?

Doggie Issues: It’s Time to Talk about Anal Glands

(IMAGE: The Dog Dish) It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s one that most dog owners will be all too familiar with: Anal Glands. Blockage of these glands is a common issue in domestic dogs, and even cats can occasionally have issues with them as well. As a dog owner, you need to know what … Continued

Kids and Dogs: Ensuring Children are Safe

The love and interaction between kids and dogs can be a beautiful thing. Yet all kids, especially young kids, need to be carefully supervised, even when with the gentlest of dogs. Any dog can bite a child or even a baby. It’s rarely a predatory action from the dog, but more a protective instinct – … Continued