Pets in Winter

  Winter in some parts of Australia can be harsh, and it is important to remember that our pets need special attention during these long, cold months. DIET In the colder months, pets’ diets need to increase in energy intake rather than fat content. Animals shouldn’t gain weight over winter; they should just maintain body … Rest of Post

Abi & Maximus; A rescue dog love story

Adopting rather than ‘shopping’ for a pet is becoming increasingly popular, making it clear that the heart warming feeling we get from saving an abandoned animal is taking over the pet ownership world. This is an area that Just For Pets feels very passionately about, and this is how our Save A Live concept was born. … 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. Protecting your pet’s teeth and gums is essential to their wellbeing. It prevents chronic diseases and pain for both your pet and your pocket! Your pet’s dental health … Rest of Post

Litter tray woes; Getting it right from the get go!

Statistics show that many cats become abandoned or surrendered over litter tray behavioural issues than many other feline situations in the home. Choosing the correct litter tray, placing it in a prime location in your home, and selecting the right litter are key components to the happy feline-human bond. SIZE MATTERS Whether your new addition … Rest of Post

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