Pet Care, Health & Fitness


How To Make Your Home Calming for Anxious Pets
Thunderstorms, fireworks, car alarms, house parties, kids in the park shrieking and behaving unpredictably or wanting to pet your shy canine or feline guest, strangers coming to the house for a barbecue … it’s not surprising some pets can get a little stressed! As a Pet Sit...
Bored Dog? What Are The Signs & How to Keep Them Happy
Fur-babies can get bored easily, but how do you know if they are bored or just relaxing?   Each breed require different levels and types of stimulation to stay mentally and physically active, so let’s explore what to look for and how to combat a bored dog.   SIGNS OF A BORED ...
How To Keep Dogs Safe From Bloat (GDV)
BE SAFE - DON'T WAIT! As a dog owner or carer it is important understand Bloat (GDV) as it is a life-threatening condition and veterinary emergency.   Bloat involved the stomach twisting, which creates and obstruction to major blood vessels and limits the heart’s ability to p...
Halloween Dangers for Dogs & Cats Lurking in your Home
Halloween is meant to be spooky but do you know which traditions might be too scary for your pup or pussy cat?   As the popularity of Halloween grows in Australia we explore the dangers for dogs and cats, plus how to avoid them! There are a host of frightfully funny sights and sounds for...
The Scoop on Poop: Why Is My Dog Eating It?
Is your dog eating poop and you don't know why? We explore why they do it and how to prevent the gross fetish.   The technical term for dogs eating poop is coprophagia, and yes it is disgusting but what can it mean for your puppy’s health?    WHY DO DOGS EAT POOP? ...
What To Do If Your Pet Gets A Bee Sting
Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming and insects are buzzing around our gardens and parks, but what do you do if your curious cat or dog is stung by a bee or wasp?   If you’ve been stung by a bee or wasp sting yourself you know just how much it hurts, and unfortunately it hurt...
What To Do If Your Dog Licks A Cane Toad
With the weather heating up pet owners, particularly in Queensland, New South Wales and Northern Territory, need to be vigilant of unwanted guests in their gardens – cane toads.   Cane toads can kill dogs and are prolific in the summer months. Justin Jordan from Jordan Dog Training...
Top 5 Signs Your Dog or Cat Is In Pain
Your furry companion, whether a temporary house guest or permanent family member, has been behaving differently and you are concerned they may be in pain, but how do you know for sure?   Your dog or cat can experience pain while at home for a number of reasons, including; a broken bone, a m...
Paws For Thought This National Dog Day
This National Dog Day, Saturday 26th of August, we want to celebrate all dogs – big and small – and most importantly how we can keep them happy and healthy.   In particular, we want to highlight the working dogs at Guide Dogs Australia who enrich so many people’s lives. ...
What Does My Pets Bad Breath Mean?
Your fur baby may need more than a breath mint for their bad breath. It can be a sign of an underlying issue of dental disease.   August is the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Pet Dental Health Month to promote the importance of good oral care.   Four out of fiv...