Don’t forget about the bird!

On top of all the other things we need to remember when preparing to go away for a period of time, it is important to remember to prepare the pet bird! What many people don’t realise is that birds can fret when their owners go away, so it is important to ensure that you take … Rest of Post

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

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