Pet Owner Advice


Why Does My Cat Love Cardboard Boxes So Much?

For decades, perhaps centuries, people across the western world have thought of themselves as cat people or dog people.  Of course, there are plenty of households with both of those pets, but cat people notice certain behaviours their four-legged friends exhibit on a regular basis.  One of...

Ask a Vet: Why Does My Cat Love Sitting in the Bathtub?

We all love a long relaxing session in the bath tub at home, or even better at the spa. The reasons are obvious...bubbles, warm water, steam and a peaceful place to unwind.  But, it doesn't explain why cats seem to share our love of hanging out in the bathtub. If you have often found you...

Cats' Meows: What Is Your Cat Trying to Tell You?

Does your cat use vocal cues to communicate with you? Have you ever wondered what your kitty is trying to say? While it's impossible to know exactly what your cat is trying to tell you, there will be some cues in inflection and tone. Here are some common ways cats use their voices to communicate...

Five Tips for Crate Training Your Dog

Ever wondered what crate training is, why people do crate training, and when to do it, then THIS is the article for YOU. Read on... What is crate training?  It is a training method that teaches a dog where a safe space is. Why is crate training good for your dog? 1. For supervi...

Quarantine for Dogs and Cats in Australia

What does it mean to quarantine a pet? If you want to bring a pet into Australia, you need to follow the step by step guide offered by the Department of Agriculture.  This means a process of vaccinations and testing and segregated accommodation at a government centre for a specified time per...

How to Get Your Dog into Acting or Modeling

Everyone's heard of parents signing up their cute kids up to pursue acting or modeling opportunities, but what about the family dog? With a little inspiration and a good bit of training, pets can find their way to stardom as well. Imagine seeing your furry pal on a dog treat package, TV Commerci...

How to Stop my Dog from Jumping on People

It is great when a dog is friendly. When meeting a new dog for the first time, most people would rather be greeted by a wagging tail than a frightening snarl. But there is such a thing as too much canine friendliness, and having a dog jump up and say hello can be intimidating or even annoying. If...

Are retractable leads safe?

Do you rely on a retractable leash when you walk your dog?  You'll probably notice several in use almost anywhere you go. They normally feature plastic casing that contains a skinny, flexible cord. This cord can extend to various lengths, letting canines ramble multiple feet in any directio...

How To Tell if Your Dog Has a Tick and What To Do

Ticks are disease-carrying, blood-sucking arachnid parasites that happily attach themselves to any animal, including pets. They're usually found in long grass and while preventable, many dogs pick one up at some point. It's important to remove ticks quickly since they can cause diseases such...