Cat Vaccination Schedule and Cost

Cat Vaccination Schedule & why do they matter? Cat vaccinations can help to protect your pet against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. Wanting to protect your Meow!, that shows you care and you are a responsible pet owner. Vaccinations are usually given by an injection under the skin, and they are designed to [...]

Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs Has your dog’s diagnosis of ‘diabetes’ left you concerned and confused? To an owner, the responsibility of balancing their best buddy’s blood glucose feels as nerve-wracking as crossing over a ravine with your eyes closed. But the good news is there’s no need to worry, because guidance is available and the bridge [...]

How Long do Cats Live

How Long do Cats Live What is the Average Lifespan of a Cat? A typical cat’s life expectancy is 12 – 18 years. But go back just three decades and cat lifespan was significantly lower at just 10 – 15 years. Why is this? The answer is relevant to [...]

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator

Chocolate Toxicity Calculator Unaware of its toxicity, some pet parents consider chocolate as a delicious dog treat. As peculiar as it may sound, recent researches show that even dog parents that are aware of the toxic effects tend to frequently give their four legged mate a small amounts of chocolates. dogs [...]

Lumps on Dogs

Practical Guide to Lumps and Bumps on dogs Question: What could be worse than finding a lump on your dog? Answer: Not finding the lump! The important thing is you spotted the lump and are therefore empowered to act upon it. Lumps on dogs are common and whilst many are not serious, some [...]

How to Bathe a Cat (Stress Free Guide) – PetCare

How to Bathe a Cat It is a well known fact that most cats do not like having a bath at all. Therefore, it can be a traumatic experience for both you and your cat, who will wriggle and sometimes scratch or bite in desperation to get free. So, what is the best way to [...]

Diabetes in Cats: Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetes in Cats Diabetes in cats is an increasing common problem, and it is estimated that around 1% of cats in the Australia suffer from this disease. Diabetic cats cannot regulate their blood sugar levels, which results in a very high level of glucose in the blood (known as hyperglycaemia). Common [...]

New Pet Care Guide: What Kitten and Puppy Owners Need

New Pet Care Guide 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 [...]

How to Choose a Dog Breed

What Matters The Most  Choosing A Dog Breed Can I be totally honest with you? There's no perfect dog breed. Choosing a dog breed is like choosing a mate. You'll love the great personalities and learn to live with the rest. That's common. What matters is having a green light [...]

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 [...]

DNA Tests for Dogs and Cats: Are They Worth The Cost?

DNA Tests for Dogs and Cats: Are They Worth The Cost? It’s a hot topic in the world of pet ownership: the value --- or lack thereof --- in having your pet’s DNA tested. DNA tests are readily available for dogs, along with an option for cats, and the popularity of these tests [...]

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? [...]

What is your dog’s poop telling you

What is your dog’s poop telling you Dog poop is not a glamorous topic to talk about. It is not even fun. In fact, it is stinky and more often than not, it can be gross. However, if you are a responsible dog parent, chances are you will have to deal with many stinky situations [...]

How To Find The Best Veterinarian For Your Pet

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 [...]

Pet Ownership for the Homeless

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 [...]

Importance of Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease in Dogs 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, [...]

Crate Training Guide

Crate Training 101 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 [...]

Benefits of Muzzle Training Your Dog

Muzzle Training a 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 [...]

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 [...]

Puppy Troubleshooting Tips

Puppy Troubleshooting Tips Without a doubt, the first few months of puppy ownership can be the hardest, especially if you are a first time dog owner.  Like babies, puppies require a lot of work and their inability to effectively communicate with us can lead to a lot of frustration and sleepless nights.  If you are having [...]

5 Most Common Emergency Veterinary Visits

5 Most Common Emergency Veterinary Visits When questioning whether pet 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 due to claims were due to emergency vet visits. Accidental Poisoning The top cause [...]

Pet Premium Food vs. Supermarket Brands

Premium Pet Food vs. Supermarket Brands for your pet Hey, pet lovers --- we get it. Picking the right pet food can be overwhelming, especially since there are so many different options out there. It can be difficult to determine which food is right for your dog or cat that also [...]