Pets and Chocolate Toxicity

It’s that time of year when you need to be vigilant of your pets whereabouts in your home. Dogs are natural scavengers so they will seek out any food and are particularly drawn to the sweet smell of chocolate. So where do you have that chocolate egg hidden? Chocolate doesn’t pass through a dog’s system, … Rest of Post

Parasites and Your Pet

It is time to be vigilant and be aware of whether you are in a tick affected area, protecting your pet from mosquitoes and warding off fleas and worms. We have broken down the common parasites that affect our pets for you to better understand them. HEARTWORMS Heartworm is a parasitic worm that is transmitted … Rest of Post

Pets need grooming just like us!

We spend a lot of time and money on our grooming, appearance and bodily care. In the same way that our skin and hair reflect our state of health, our pets’ skin and coat gives us many signs. Prevention is always better than cure and good, regular grooming with care and observation of your pet’s … Rest of Post

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

Want Healthier Kids? A Dog in the House Might be the Answer!

Research conducted by a University Hospital in Finland, has concluded that children who have a dog in the home are healthier than children without. Children with dogs as pets, had less respiratory problems and less infections. Overall, the study concluded, their general health was better than those children who did not have dogs as pets. … Rest of Post

House Training Your Dog

The principles underlying housetraining are very simple. You want to teach your puppy to eliminate on a specific surface or…

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

Barking Dog

Dogs bark for many different reasons but in most cases barking serves as a form of communication. Dog owners will generally recognise four different types of bark: warning, alarm, playful and need. For instance, continuous fast barking is a warning, perhaps alerting that someone is entering their home territory, whereas long drawn-out barks at a high pitch, … 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