Pets during COVID-19

The Australian population has had to endure lengthy lockdowns all over the country due to COVID-19 and as a result many were forced out of jobs or had to adapt to a ‘working from home’ lifestyle. Because of this, many families, couples, and singles struggled with the lack of socialisation and loneliness, which turned many … Rest of Post

What does it mean to be a responsible pet owner?

Being a pet pawrent is a privilege and is very rewarding, but it is also a big responsibility. These beautiful animals rely on you, their pawrent, to take care of them, to make sure they have fresh water and food daily, that they aren’t too hot or cold and that they are kept free from … Rest of Post

Meet the fabulous Frizzle

What, you may ask is a Frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look. Frizzles are a charming and delightful addition for your flock. They are a non-aggressive bird that is content to either free range or hang out … Rest of Post

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

Get to know the Stick Insect

Stick Insects, also known as Phasmids, are related to other groups of insects including mantids, grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and cockroaches. These insect groups share a common trait in having young that are similar in shape to the adult form and do not have a lifecycle that includes a larval stage like most other insect groups … 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

10 Christmas safety tips for your pets

As much as we enjoy the Christmas holiday, our furry friends may find it a bit scary. Like kids, pets thrive off of consistency and feeling safe, but with all of the flurries of activities and changes to their home environment it’s no wonder they may experience a bit of anxiety. Plus, they may get … Rest of Post

An Independent Choice

Independent pet stores are the backbone of the Australian Pet Industry, an industry born out of true passion and a desire to help pet owners and their beloved pets live happy and healthy lives. Independents have supported and helped nurture pets and their families for many years and now, more than ever they need the … Rest of Post