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Chocolate Toxicity Calculator

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator for Dogs The chocalate toxic calculator is a guide only. If you are concerned your dog has eaten chocolate of any form, please contact your vet as soon as possible. Copy/Paste the embed code above to add this calculator to your own webpage How much chocolate [...]

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New Pet Care Guide: What Kitten and Puppy Owners Need

Congratulations – you’ve just added a new four-legged addition to your family! Whether it’s a roly-poly puppy, or a cuddly, fuzzy kitten, it’s always exciting to welcome a new pet into your home. Before your furry friend can settle in, though, it’s important to have the essentials on hand so that you can properly care [...]

Snake Bites and Pets

Snake Bites and Pets Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Safe It is in your dog and cat’s nature to run through the grass or hunt and chase prey. However, in Australia, home to the largest number of venomous snakes in the world, your dog and cat face a different, more dangerous type of prey [...]

Can My Dog Eat That?

A definitive guide to Food that your Dog Can (or Cant) Eat A new puppy means opening a new chapter in your life. Getting a new puppy implies acquiring an affectionate companion and devoted guardian. On the flip side, it also implies saying goodbye to your new shoes, house plants, pristine carpets and fur-free furniture. [...]

7 Ways to Keep your Pet’s Hair Under Control

7 Ways to Keep your Pet's Hair Under Control The first strategy when trying to prevent excess dog hair at home is taking steps to ensure that your pet doesn’t shed more than necessary. Now, since there are no 100% non-shedding dogs, some shedding will be normal, and dogs will usually shed some [...]

Puppy Training Guide

Puppy Training | A Breakdown of Everything You have to Do (and When) “There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. There’s tremendous truth to that” Barbara Woodhouse, dog trainer Is your puppy messing up your house? Most of all, do you have to follow it up, cleaning every poop and pee on the floor? [...]

How To Find The Best Veterinarian For Your Pet

Looking for a vet?  many vets practice in the area and which Veterinarian to choose? Ensuring our pets receive the best of veterinary care is a very important factor many pet owners are concerned about. These days, veterinary hospitals and clinics seem to be popping up on every street corner. So, selecting a [...]

How to Perform CPR on a Dog

Since the official introduction of modern cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in 1946, countless human lives have been saved.  The same principles of CPR, specifically the artificial inflation of lungs as well as the jumpstarting of a heartbeat, can be applied to dogs as well.  In an emergency situation, knowing how to perform CPR on a dog can [...]

Pet Ownership for the Homeless

For many pet owners, one of the worst sights to see is a homeless person asking for food or money with a dog in tow.  Indeed, pet parents can be very vocal on this subject, ranging from utter disgust to complete sympathy.  While some people understand that a pet can be a lifeline for a person, [...]

Importance of Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

What is heartworm disease Heartworm disease is one of the most devastating canine illnesses, yet is completely preventable.  Difficult and costly to treat, a heartworm infection leads to many restless nights for pet parents as well as injections, hospitalization, lab work, and pain medications for the dog.  In Australia, with warm weather, humidity, and a high [...]

Crate Training Guide

Although some pet owners may view a dog crate as cruel or inhumane, it is actually quite the opposite.  Dogs, as natural den dwellers, prefer small and enclosed spaces and feel safest when confined.  For many dogs, after the crate training, it even becomes a safe haven, one that he or she readily retreats to when [...]

Benefits of Muzzle Training Your Dog

Most dog lovers are conditioned to believe that muzzles are cruel or are only necessary for mean or aggressive dogs.  This harmful way of thinking neglects the fact that a muzzle is just another tool in the dog owner’s arsenal that can be extremely beneficial.  Teaching your dog to accept a muzzle can even mean the [...]

Preventative Medications: How do they differ?

Preventative Medications: How do they differ? Heartworm, fleas, ticks, parasites … the list of insects that pet owners must guard their dogs against can be an intimidating one.  Even worse, trying to find the proper Preventative Medications can result in a dizzying maze of online research - (advantage or Sentinel or advocate), trying to [...]

Potty Training 101

Purchasing or adopting a new puppy has plenty of perks, including cuddles, puppy breath, lots of play time, and adorable photo opportunities.  However, a new puppy also brings a responsibility that every pet parent dreads:  potty training.  With proper technique, patience, and a positive attitude, your puppy’s potty training can be (mostly) hassle and mess free! [...]

Benefits of Interactive Dog Toys

Dogs, just like humans, need mental stimulation in order to stay happy and healthy throughout their lifetime.  Mental stimulation can be achieved in a number of ways, such as through regular socialization, daily exercise outdoors, and by teaching new tricks and commands.  For especially intelligent dogs, an extra interaction may be required to keep boredom at [...]

5 Most Common Emergency Veterinary Visits

When questioning whether pet health insurance is right for you, it is easy to think that your dog is healthy and therefore will never require emergency care.  However, many reimbursements by pet health insurance companies are caused by emergency situations.  The most common emergency veterinary visits are described. Accidental Poisoning The top cause [...]