Dogs Cost More Than You Might Imagine

You are ready to buy or adopt your little canine fur baby and have been eagerly researching dog breeds online. You have checked with your landlord that you are allowed a pet. You've even purchased the dog bowl and chew toys. But have you really calculated the cost of owning a dog? Here is a b...

Your Dog's Bizarre Behaviours Explained

Sometimes, dogs can be strange, mysterious creatures. While most dog behaviors are easily understandable, certain canine behaviors can seem bizarre and weird to humans -- and since dogs can't speak, they cannot explain their unusual actions. However, there is generally a sensible reason behin...

Brushing your Dog's Teeth? Read these Tips from a Vet.

Do you Need to Brush your Dog's Teeth? The statistics for dental disease in dogs is frightening. It's estimated that two-thirds of dogs over three years old have dental disease. This means teeth covered in bacteria-rich plaque that hardens to tartar, this irritates the gums causing sorene...

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...