Pet Owner Advice


How To Read Dog Body Language: The Basics
It is a common misconception that if a dog’s tail is wagging it is happy, today we explore how to understand a dogs’ body language better.   Decoding a dogs' body language will allow you to understand how they are feeling and what their intentions are with the human and othe...
Discover The New Holiday Lifeline For Pet Parents
Despite pet ownership in Australia growing the cost and responsibility of owning a pet, in particular caring for your pet when you are away from home for work or holidays trips, is still a barrier for many owners.   A recent report from Animal Medicine Australia states, over half (53%) of A...
Why Is My Dog Eating Grass?
So your pooch loves to munch away on some grass, but is this a harmless habit or reason to be concerned?   Though this is not generally a life threatening activity, it can result in vomiting or discomfort due to irritation of the stomach. Furthermore, if your lawn has been treated with...
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...
How Long Can You Leave Your Dog Alone?
Becoming a dog owner changes your life. You have an amazing bundle of furry joy that now relies on you, so what should you consider when leaving your dog alone.   I’m sure many of us would love to spend all day with our pets and I’m sure some of us have even passed up on invitat...
The Miniature Assassin: Your Guide To Being Tick Smart
It’s winter, the weather’s cold and rainy, meaning you and your pet aren’t spending quite as much time outside. You’d think your pet would be safe from the clutches of the paralysis tick wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.  ...
Dog Harness Safety
Here at PetCloud, the safety of Pets and the humans that care for them are our top priority, so lets talk about harness safety. There are many styles of dog collars, halters and harnesses. The type you select depends on your dog’s size, training needs and disposition. It is not...
How To Read and Understand Dog Behaviour
When caring for your own dog or pet sitting, you need to be observant to recognise any changes in the dogs behaviour. Use this guide to help you recognise important body language signals and get to know how they are feeling. If you're concerned about your dog's behaviour, we recommend ...
How Are Some Imported Pet Treats Processed?
Pet Treat Awareness: Why shouldn’t I feed my furbaby too many imported processed treats? It’s not just because your dog or cat might be watching their figure, but particular dog treats can make them quite sick. Australian pets enjoy more than 40 million meals a week and pet owners hav...