Pet Health

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PET CALM DURING THUNDERSTORMS


Summer is the season for trips to beach, holidays, travelling and fun in the sun weather – and thunderstorms! Storms can present a real challenge for our furry friends who are scared of loud noises. If your pet is afraid of storms, check out these simple ways to keep them calm when the thunder rolls. […]



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It’s just Dog and Cat Breath. What’s all the Fuss About?


Do you ever turn your nose up to your pet’s breath? Is it hard to sit next to them with the odour of their breath? Bad breath or halitosis is certainly not limited to humans and can affect dogs and cats. While humans are typically aware (or not aware) of halitosis our pets are oblivious […]



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Periodontal Disease


Oral disease is one of the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Since pets hide their disease and pain well, periodontal disease typically does not produce obvious clinical signs to owners until the disease is in advanced stages. Because of this, it is often left untreated. Which is a shame because untreated disease increases […]



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Annual Permits


Introduction of annual permits for non-desexed cats and dangerous/restricted dogs The NSW Government is introducing annual permits for non-desexed cats and restricted and dangerous dogs as part of its commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and improving animal welfare standards. From 1 July 2020 owners of cats not desexed by four months of age will […]



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Developing Good Behaviour in Your Puppy


Your puppy is in a critical stage of learning at this young age.  Many dog owners fall into the trap of thinking that their puppies will inherently be naughty or angelic based on their breed or genetic factors.  This is far from the case!  The truth is that it takes time, work and the active […]



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Getting Puppy Prepared – what to expect


Are you ready? When you think of puppies we all think of these cute little fluffers, that play and sleep and bring us so much joy, and they do! They can also bring a whole lot of destruction and stress if you are not prepared! Firstly, if you have not already brought your puppy home […]



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Dental Homecare for Dogs and Cats


Research has shown > 80% of dogs and >50% of cats have significant periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years old. While professional veterinary treatment under a general anaesthesia is vital for proper examination, cleaning and treatment of problem areas, good home care is required to make the most of these treatments.  Most […]



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Guinea Pig Health


Guinea pigs are one of my favourite pets. They are popular with kids, they do a great job of mowing the lawn and make the sweetest noises. Guinea Pig Facts: Weight: 700-1200g Sexual maturity: Males 3-4 months, Female 2-3 months Gestation: 68 days Average life span: 5-6 years Average litter size: 1-13 but usually 2-4 […]



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A Healthy Diet for Your Pet Bird


Traditionally pet birds have been fed on seed diets. Research over the last 30 years has identified that seed diets, while high in palatability (taste) and acceptance by birds, are actually very poorly suited to the nutritional requirements of our feathered friends.  In fact, they contribute directly to the ill health and subsequent death of […]



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Converting your Bird to a Pellet Based Diet


Converting your pet parrot from a seed based to pellet diet is a crucial step in maintaining their long-term health and welfare; however, it is not as simple as simply switching from one type to another overnight. This is a process that can be expected to take several weeks or even months to fully accomplish.  […]



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