Border Collie: Australia’s #5 Favourite Dog

This is the Border Collie, Australia's fifth favourite dog right now.

It’s official! The Border Collie is ranked #1 most intelligent dog in the world. A quick Google search and you’ll find many canine psychologists, dog experts and vets agree. Perhaps this is one reason why the Border Collie is Australia’s fifth favourite dog right now. Because the BC is such a firm favourite let’s look at more reasons … Read more

Labrador Retriever: Top Dog Breeds

Labradors Retrievers are Australia’s top dog.

The Labrador Retriever is Australia’s top dog. According to the Australian National Kennel Council, Labs have consistently accounted for the highest proportion of registrations across dog breed types for the past 10 years! This isn’t to say we don’t love all dogs (and cats), but that Labs have a special place in our hearts. We … Read more

Putting a Pet to Sleep: When is Euthanasia Humane?

Putting a Pet to Sleep: When is Euthanasia Humane?

Putting a pet to sleep can be devastating. You’re saying goodbye to your beloved companion – not an easy decision. Along with feelings of grief and loss, there’s most likely feelings of doubt and even guilt. However, sometimes it might be the most humane thing to do for your pet. When is it humane to … Read more

Chocolate Toxicity In Dogs And Cats: Keeping Pets Safe This Easter

this sick golden dog at the vet might have suffered from chocolate toxicity

Kids all over Australia are dreaming of a holiday where chocolate is an acceptable breakfast. Easter is fast approaching, and with that comes Easter egg hunts and chocolate-themed gifts in abundance. If you have pets, being mindful of chocolate toxicity in dogs and cats can stop your Easter holiday taking a turn for the worse. … Read more

Puppy Poop Etiquette: What You Should Know

This pet parent has brought her puppy poop etiquette kit with and is safely removing her puppy's poop.

There’s no puppy poop etiquette manual, but every new pup parent needs to know that there are some basic guidelines. Because no, it doesn’t matter that composting biodegradable matter is on-trend. You simply can’t rely on that as a logical excuse for leaving your puppy’s poop in the playground, on the park lawn or any … Read more

First Time Pet Owner: Preparing Mentally

This woman has made sure all cables are run behind the couch so her puppy won't chew them.

Is becoming a first time pet owner occupying all kinds of awesome daydreams at the moment? Is your work ending up on the backburner while you Google puppies and/or kittens instead? Does imagining being a pet parent make the coffee taste even better? If you’re getting ready to take the leap, you’ll want to be … Read more

Chinese New Year & Your Chinese Zodiac Animal Personality

Gong xi! Happy Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year! May the celebrations begin. Chinese New Year begins on 12 February and marks the first day of the lunar year. This year is the year of the Ox, and a Metal Ox at that – an auspicious emblem of luck. The Ox is the second out of the twelve zodiac signs: … Read more

Neuter and Spay: Desexing Your Dog Explained

Neuter and Spay: Desexing Your Dog Explained

Deciding if (and when) to neuter and spay your boy or girl dog is an important question. It can be one of the biggest decisions in a pet parent’s life. For example, you may have concerns about potential mental and physical health drawbacks neutering/spaying could have for your pup. February is Spay and Neuter Awareness … Read more

How would you, like to proceed?

How would you, like to proceed?