Backyard Chickens

You don’t need to live on a farm to enjoy the benefits of keeping chickens at home!  The keeping of backyard chooks is not a new thing; it dates back over 5,000 years! Apart from providing you with delicious eggs all year round, there are so many benefits to keeping chooks. They’re a great source … 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

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Like humans, guinea pigs and bunnies both have a basic requirement for energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and water. Although both species are herbivores- meaning they only eat plants- bunnies and guinea pigs require different nutrients, and different amount of these nutrients. Some commercial rabbit and guinea pig mixes do not meet the requirements of either … Rest of Post

Keeping a happy Reptile in Winter

With the recurrence of winter, colder temperatures and rain are imminent. This is a great time for us humans to enjoy more time at home in front of the fire and with our family. Our pets also love this time when they can enjoy the warmth of the house and the extra attention from family. … 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

Mexican Walking Fish

Mexican walking fish are fascinating creatures looking, and often acting, like miniature pre historic monsters. These animals can grow up to 30cm in size make excellent pets, living up to 10 years. Axolotls are the larval stage of a salamander, and are different from other amphibians in that they have the ability to reproduce while … Rest of Post

Your pet looks to you for dental care

Four out of every five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which becomes more severe with age. Untreated dental problems can lead to more serious problems such as illnesses related to the heart, liver and kidney. Dogs are pack animals and showing weakness is not part … Rest of Post