20 March 2017
Going away for any length of time when you have more than one dog can leave you concerned, especially if one of those dogs is of a sensitive nature. Ideally then, you would like to keep them together. At least that way, your dogs will have a familiar face nearby at all times and can keep each other company while you are away. If boarding your dogs together in a boarding kennel is one of the options you are considering, then you are probably wondering what this option entails.
12 August 2016
Ticks are very common in Australia and tend to peak around spring as the weather warms up and while there is still moisture around from the winter season. The most serious type of tick for pets is a tick known as the 'paralysis tick' or Ixodes holocyclus. This tick tends to inhabit long grass and cannot move far, so it waits for a blood meal such as a pet to come by.
19 July 2016
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which are poisonous to dogs. Now, dogs aren't known for their self-control when it comes to food, so it's up to you to keep chocolate out of your dog's reach. You can minimise the risk of your dog getting their paws on chocolate by teaching your children not to share food with your dog. It's also a good idea to unpack groceries as soon as you get home from the store and be vigilant when you take your dog out for a walk, particularly if they are off the leash.
29 March 2016
Some pet owners wonder whether it is worth it to pay a little extra for mobile dog wash and dog grooming services. Read on and discover some reasons why you should consider mobile pet grooming for your dog. Prompt Attention to Your Dog Oftentimes, dog owners drop off their pets at a groom shop long before the appointment they had obtained. This may be because the pet owner is rushing off to work.
19 June 2015
Of all the bizarre natural phenomena occurring in Australia, the mouse plagues are perhaps some of the most disturbing, and potentially damaging. These tremendous swarms of house mice occur in the summer months, and usually affect Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, although Western Australia has also seen mouse plagues in the past. What is a mouse plague, and what causes it? Essentially, a mouse plague occurs when favourable conditions, such as high rainfall, lead to an exponential explosion in the numbers of house mice in an area.
4 June 2015
Regurgitation of food is not the same as vomiting. It refers to times when your dog brings up their food as soon as they swallow it. If this happens once or twice, they may just have eaten too quickly, but repeated regurgitation should be addressed by your vet. Here's what you need to know about regurgitation in dogs: Causes Some breeds, including Labradors and German shepherds, seem to be genetically predisposed to the condition, but it can occur in any breed.
2 June 2015
When gallstones form in your dog's gallbladder they can cause abdominal pain, jaundice, vomiting, fever, and obstruct the flow of bile from the gallbladder. The stones are often formed from calcium deposits and can vary in number and size. Certain breeds including Shetland sheepdogs and poodles appear to be more genetically predisposed to gallstones than others. Here's an overview of the causes, diagnosis and treatment options for gallstones in dogs: