17 November 2021Read More
Australians are growing more cautious with their walks in hotter months as ticks are prevalent. Here are the top things to look for when searching your pet for ticks and some tips to help you through these months.
A bit about Aussie ticks
First of all, they’re not insects. They’re actually arachnids (yuck!). In fact, they’re more closely related to scorpions and spiders than ants.
But unlike many other creepy crawlies, they won’t just bite or annoy you...
We’re halfway through spring and many of us are dealing with runny noses and red eyes. Our pets shedding probably isn’t helping.
Why dogs shed
Shedding is a normal process which many animals take to help them adapt to seasons and to make way for new hair.
The amount of shedding can be affected by:
The breed of your dog
Your dog’s pregnancy status
A change in season and temperature
The overall health of your dog
If your pet is shedding or losing more hair t...
13 September 2021Read More
Obesity in dogs is a more common problem than Australian pet owners realise, so much so that one in three Australian dogs are overweight.
And while it’s hard to deny that chubby dogs are cute, it's impossible to deny that chubby dogs are facing serious health risks.
How to tell if your dog is overweight
Every dog is different and you should always talk to your veterinarian about their weight before taking any extreme measures.
That being said, take a look at ...
A lot of us love cosying up in winter and staying inside as much as we can. Unfortunately, winter also brings the infamous colds and flus with it.
Despite usually being an easy fix, colds and flus are annoying and uncomfortable.
Unfortunately, our pets can be affected by similar infections such as canine cough. And just like the human cold or flu, they can lead to further and more serious issues.
Canine cough: what is it?
Canine, or kennel, cough - is a highly contagious and infec...
Knowing which breed of dog to choose can be a tough task. There's a lot of factors to consider like your home and lifestyle which will determine your dog's happiness. Consider the following when considering your choice of breed.
Is my home big enough for a dog?
Almost definitely. While some dogs need a big yard to run around in and burn energy, many are happy hanging out inside with you. Some dogs are more than happy to live in apartments, but it's important to know...