Protecting Dogs From Pests and Wildlife: A Pet Owner Blog

  • Boarding Your Dogs Together: Can Two or More Dogs Be Placed in the Same Pen at Boarding Kennels?

    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.

  • Preventing and treating paralysis tick bites in your cat

    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.

  • Understanding Regurgitation in Dogs

    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.