Why do cats groom so often?
Unlike many animals, cats love to be clean. Household cats can spend up to 30-50% of their day cleaning by licking, scratching, and rubbing up against objects throughout the house.
As well as to keep clean, there are many reasons why cats spend time grooming, like to:
keep cool in hotter months
keep their coat soft and clean
stimulate blood flow or circulation
remove fleas, ticks, or other parasites
stay calm or distract themselves when they’re...
Poor dental hygiene and Dental Disease are common in dogs. So much so that around 80% of dogs have either experienced them by the age of three.
Your dog’s teeth
Once fully grown, a dog’s mouth is made up of an average of 42 teeth. These teeth include:
Premolars and molars
Unlike herbivorous teeth, your dog’s carnivorous teeth are high-crowned and pointed and designed to cut, pull, and break apart food.
But, while your pet&...
It’s compulsory to microchip your dogs and cats in Toowoomba and South East Queensland. And more than that, it’s the easiest way to help find your pet if they’re lost.
How do microchips work in dogs and cats?
Microchips are usually between 11-13mm in length and only 2mm in diameter. For a point of reference, that’s about the size of an uncooked grain of rice.
They don’t contain any tracking capabilities like GPS, instead, ...
An unfortunately common unwanted guest. Intestinal worms are a concern for pet owners, and the three things they should know are how to tell if they have worms, how they can get them, and how to get rid of them.
The 4 most common types of intestinal worms in Australia
Intestinal parasites are less common in Australia now than in previous years due to vaccinations, early intervention, and the diligence of pet owners. In southern states, intestinal worms are even rarer, but in Queensl...
Pets can have allergies just like us. And also just like us, common household objects could cause allergic reactions.
Figuring out what's causing allergies in your dog or cat can be tricky, and a lengthy process of elimination to figure out if it's something in your own home.
Symptoms of pet allergies
Allergies in dogs and cats are easy to diagnose, but not at home. If you suspect that your pet is experiencing allergic reactions, contact your local vet or book an appointmen...