Average Cat Weight: Is Yours Under, Over or Just Right?

Women wonders if her cat is over the average cat weight

Is there an average cat weight? No. It’s pretty obvious that all cats are designed differently. For instance, a sleek Siamese cat won’t have the same average weight as a majestic Maine Coon. Breed, bone structure, gender, age and various health conditions all play a role. More importantly, each cat has its ideal weight. And … Read more

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus?

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus can go undetected in cats for years

Australia loves cats! Close to 30% of all Aussie homes have cats (many more than one) and this totals nearly four million pet cats. We need to safeguard these precious family members from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) – because like the human equivalent HIV, there isn’t a cure. Unlike HIV however, there is a Feline … Read more

Dry Cat Food or Wet? How to Choose

wet vs dry cat food; cat tries both

Are you a kitten or cat parent? And have you ever found yourself questioning dry cat food vs wet and wondering which is best for your feline friend? It’s a common question among cat parents, especially with all the variables on price point and health benefits. The answer isn’t black and white (nor is it … Read more

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

ginger cat in grass

If you’ve noticed your kitty sat outside chewing on the green stuff, and thought “why do cats eat grass?” you’re not alone. It’s a common search term according to Google, so there must be lots of perplexed cat owners wondering why their fur kid would choose grass over…well…anything else. Oh, and if you’re a dog … Read more

Kitten and Cat Health Checklist

kitten who is in good health

Having your cat health checklist prepared before you commit to getting a young cat or kitten is the best thing you can do for your new pet. At around six weeks old, a kitten will stop drinking their mother’s milk, meaning their maternal antibodies will start to wear off. Preparation means your kitten can go … Read more

Snake Bites and Your Pets

terrier dog bites snake

Snake bites aren’t just a concern for humans in Australia. If you have pets, a snake bite could be fatal. And with Australia home to a vast amount of venomous snakes, it’s sensible to be prepared and do your homework on snake bites in animals. Here we look at why dogs are worse affected than … Read more

Common Plants That Are Toxic To Pets

golden puppy sitting in fields of flowers - this plant isn't toxic but many others are

With over 24,000 species of plants native to Australia, it’s no surprise we’re a nation of greenery-lovers. Things may look rosy for those with green thumbs, but not so for animals who discover common plants that are toxic to pets. With the pandemic keeping people (and pets) mostly inside their homes, house plants – or … Read more

So… Should You Desex Your Cat?

Understand the benefits and drawbacks of spaying or neutering your cat.

Should you spay and neuter your pets? This is the question on many an animal lover’s lips. It’s a topic avidly debated in pet parenting circles, vet circles and in the general Google hemisphere. Why? Firstly, many animal experts believe spaying (female pets) / neutering (male pets) – or desexing – is good for your … Read more

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