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

What Is In Your Pet’s Food?

Do you really know what you’re feeding your pet?  A common misconception among pet owners is the belief that the food they feed their furry companion doesn’t matter as long as it is pet food. It is essential to understand that the quality of what your pet eats directly corresponds to their overall internal and … Rest of Post

Paw Care – Paws Are His Foundation

  Paw Care For Your Pooch Your dogs paws are his foundation. His paws are tough, but not indestructible. In constant contact with a range of surfaces leaves them predisposed to injuries, allergies and irritants. You can help keep your canine companions paws in good condition which he will be forever grateful. Poochy Paw-di-cure- your … Rest of Post

Where There Be Dragons

For the novice who is interested in keeping reptiles (and more specifically Dragons) the first question generally asked is, “What species should I start with?”  A popular and particularly good choice is the Bearded Dragon. There are several species of bearded dragon but one of the most hardy and endearing varieties is the Pogona vitticeps. … Rest of Post

Ear Mites; What are they?

Ear mites are the mites that live in the ears of animals. It is an infection that causes intense itching in one or both ears. The most common ear mite found in cats and dogs are ‘otodectes cynotis’. These are tiny, eight-legged parasites that feed on the wax and oils in a cat or dogs … Rest of Post

What is a Hot Spot?

A hot spot is an area of bacterial infection and inflammation on the skin, also known as moist dermatitis. It appears as a moist, oozing, reddened area. The condition is very painful and itchy and your dog may continue to lick and chew at the area, which will only make the hot spot worse. Hot … 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

Your Friend The Labrador

The Labrador is a large, playful dog, affectionately referred to as a ‘Lab’.  It is the most popular dog breed in Australia*, said to be because they make such loyal companions.  There are two types of this breed; the English Labrador, which is heavy and thick, and the American Labrador, which is tall and lanky. … Rest of Post