Know Your Pet Vaccinations Schedule in Australia

puppy gets its pet vaccinations

Vaccinations are a hot topic these days; they’re in every headline and most conversations (we’re talking the COVID vax if you’re reading this years later). The attention is a good thing, just as the jabs are – they help us humans stave off potentially life threatening viruses and bacteria. Pet vaccinations do just that too; … Read more

How to Remove a Tick Properly

A pet owner demonstrates how to remove a tick properly

As Australian pet owners, knowing how to remove a tick comes with the territory so to speak. We live in one of the warmest places on earth and ticks thrive in this climate, especially during the warmer months. We’re also one of the nations with the highest rate of pet ownership on the planet – … Read more

Puppy Health Care Milestones

puppy health care is part of this pup's life

Puppy health care milestones are all about doing a seamless handover from mother’s milk to medicine. That’s right, your puppy is born with a significant amount of immunity from their mum. Then they get a good booster dose of immunity as suckling puppies. Soon though, they start weaning and that in-built immunity wears off. As … Read more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Dogs

miniature pinscher licking paw which can be a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder in dogs

Obsessive compulsive disorder in dogs might sound like something an overly anxious owner made up, but it’s a real affliction. Sometimes also known as canine compulsive disorder, it’s not dissimilar to OCD in humans. However, it manifests differently in dogs than in humans, as you’d expect. And without a dog psychic (though you can learn … 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

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

Love Your Pet Day: 10 Ways They Wished You Did

Love your pet day is not just once a year, it’s every day. Nevertheless, who can resist a little bit of added festivity with the official Love Your Pet Day this 20 Feb! To celebrate, we’ve done our homework on the top 10 ways your pet wishes you loved them. We couldn’t find a pet … 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

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