Allergies and your pet

Pets can develop allergies at any time during his life. Just like humans, pets have immune systems that recognise certain allergens as harmful. Allergens become problematic when they make contact with the skin, are ingested or inhaled. As the body tries to rid itself of the allergens a range of digestive, skin and respiratory symptoms … Rest of Post

Cats and the Affects of Heartworm

Heartworms represent an increasingly recognised problem in cats. As in dogs, heartworms are transmitted to your pet by feeding mosquitoes and, once mature, end up in the right side of the heart and the large vessels of the lungs. For cats, the likelihood of heartworm infection is directly related to the number of infected dogs … Rest of Post

Common Type of Worms

Worms are parasites in dogs and cats that if left untreated may cause severe illness or even death. COMMON TYPES OF WORMS Heartworm Heartworm is contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito and is the deadliest of all canine parasites. One a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes about 7 months … Rest of Post

Clipping Your Pets Nails

Nail trimming is an important part of your pets grooming routine. How often you should cut your pets nails varies depending on whether they are an indoor or outdoor pet. If your pet is indoors, you may find they will need a monthly trim, but if they are outdoors they may wear them down somewhat … Rest of Post

Introducing a New Pet at Home

  It is very common to share your life with more than one companion animal. When you want to extend your furry family there are a few things to consider. Each introduction will vary depending on variables such as species, number of animals in the home, age, sex and temperament. Here are some tips to help the transition … Rest of Post

Nutritional Needs of Senior Cats

As your cat grows older, feeding time can be a real challenge for both you and your cat. Because your cat’s nutritional needs may change or fluctuate upon reaching senior status, it’s important to understand the reasons behind them. Senior Fat Cat Facts If you notice your cat is eating less but still putting on … Rest of Post

Dangerous Flora & Fauna

Fluffy, Fido, flora and fauna do not always mix. Beautiful, fragrant and innocuous to our human bodies, yet possibly fatal to our furry best friend. We often don’t think of our pets when we are given, or buy a bunch of flowers for our homes; without forethought we may be directly introducing a deadly flower … Rest of Post

Fur-balls; How can you help?

First thing to remember is that your cat bringing up a fur-ball is completely natural, however if there are excessive amounts of fur-balls being brought up there may a risk of potential harm. What is a furball? The delightful package your cat may leave on your carpeted bedroom floor is compact, usually cylindrical with a … Rest of Post

Is Dairy OK for your Pet?

There is a big debate in today’s society and a lot of conflicting arguments as to whether or not milk is OK to give to your cat or dog.  To keep it simple, your pets are just like humans in the sense that they can be lactose intolerant, and most probably are. This is due … Rest of Post

Cats & Companionship

Cats make can make great companions for a number of reasons. They can be very affectionate and offer unconditional love. They can become your best friend! Cats can live in small homes and don’t require lots of space to run like dogs. Therefore they’re ideal for people living in small home such as apartments and … Rest of Post