Let’s talk about …………Hemp for your pets

CBD or Hemp? “It’s all the same”, well actually it isn’t! CBD and hemp seed oil both come from the hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa or industrial hemp. But they are two different things, with many different purposes. CBD (cannabidiol) oil comes from the stalks, leaves and buds of the hemp plant. It’s used … Rest of Post

Story Dogs “Our heroes. Our helpers”

Schools around Australia are embracing an unlikely partner to help them with the complex task of teaching young children to read; calm gentle dogs and their handlers, Story Dogs. Here are three ‘pictures’ of what makes up a Story Dogs reading session at the start of the school year. Picture One: Big brown expressive eyes, … Rest of Post

The Reality of Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dental disease is a term used to describe a group of dental afflictions which contribute to poor health. It is by far the most common health problem experienced by pets, especially by age three and up. A tale of two case studies Boscoe, a 7-year-old Bull Arab, had everything. Engaging pet parents, a pool for … Rest of Post

Can your pooch swim?

Most people think all dogs can swim and are born with the natural ability to do so. But the reality is that while most dogs instinctively make a paddling motion if they happen to wind up in water, it’s often the extent of their ability to swim. Not every dog paddle is effective at keeping … Rest of Post

How to select quality toys for your pet

What should you look for when purchasing toys for your pets? Our pets never stop finding ways to have a good time, but they rely on us as owners to ensure what they use will keep them safe and not expose them to any harm. Toys are an important aspect of your pet’s play time, … Rest of Post

Keeping your pets hydrated in Summer

Our pets can become dehydrated very quickly and if not addressed soon enough, it can lead to fatal consequences. Water is the most critical nutrient for survival, without it an animal will die within a few days. So, how do we know if our pets are becoming dehydrated? And what can we do to prevent … Rest of Post

Benefits and uses of natural therapies in the everyday lives of our pets

The health benefits of natural therapies have long been recognised for humans. In recent years, people are appreciating that companion animals, in particular, dogs and cats, can reap the same benefits from natural therapies as humans. Natural therapies are also referred to as complementary medicines and are products containing ingredients that are present in the … Rest of Post

To Raw feed or not to raw feed?

For thousands of years nature has shown us through evolution of our pets, that a raw food diet principally based on meat, is what is required for our pets to ensure a long and healthy life. Considering a raw food diet for your dog can be intimidating. You enter a pet store or the pet … Rest of Post

Winter Coats and Matted Fur

Who doesn’t have fun sorting through the new selection of doggy fashion coats when they hit the shelves? With so much choice from Coats, Jackets, Jumpers and Hoodies to the ever popular Flano’s, not to mention the different materials they are all made from, how do you choose? A big factor when choosing should be … Rest of Post