Pet care

Information and articles to help you take care of your pet, and help to avoid some of the common preventable accidents and illnesses that can occur.

Scooter's scare and emergency care

Published: 10 Aug 2022

At a quick glance, a lone hot cross bun sitting unattended on the kitchen counter is hardly a threat to your pet. But for young Scooter the Labradoodle, a moment alone meant an expensive vet visit thanks to the tasty treat.

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Choosing The Right Food For Your Dog

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Dog owners are presented with an overwhelming array of options when it comes to food for their precious pooch. Choosing the right food can be time consuming, confusing, and expensive.

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Cat dental health

A healthy mouth equals a healthy happy cat

Published: 24 Feb 2022

In nature, cats hide pain so that predators don’t notice them and rivals cannot beat them to resources. As a result signs of disease, especially dental disease, are often subtle and can be difficult for pet owners to identify themselves.

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The ‘edible toothbrush’

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Dental disease is the most common disease of adult dogs and cats and is a primary cause of bad breath. What’s more, it is often a silent process that progresses without detection.

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Periodontal disease prevention tips

Periodontal Disease in Cats and Dogs

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Periodontal disease is easily preventable and yet it’s one of the most common problems that vets diagnose. More importantly, if it goes untreated, it can lead to other serious health problems such as infections in the kidney, heart and liver.

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Tick Paralysis for Dogs and Cats

Published: 24 Feb 2022

In some areas of Australia, the paralysis tick is a familiar foe to pet owners. Found along the east coast, paralysis ticks can cause a debilitating and often deadly paralysis in pets that encounter the parasites

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Vaccinations for pets

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Vaccination is a key component of responsible pet ownership and helps reduce the risk of your pet becoming unwell from some severe, life-threatening diseases.

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Preparing for flea and tick season

Preparing for flea and tick season

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Spring has sprung and so too have fleas, ticks and other warm-weather skin irritators. As it warms up, your pet will naturally spend more time outside, which means more contact with these parasites and more exposure to other skin allergens.

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Your new kitten

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Bringing home a new kitten is incredibly exciting, but there’s plenty you need to do to help your kitten settle into their new home comfortably.

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Protect your pet this Christmas!

Published: 24 Feb 2022

The festive season is upon us. While enjoyable, the festive season can present challenges for our pets. Here are some tips to help to protect your pets from hazards and keep them safe this Christmas period.

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Summer Skin Irritations

Published: 24 Feb 2022

Your pets’ skin, especially sparsely haired areas, can become itchy and irritable after time outside, especially in warmer weather. With a few simple tips, we can ensure our pets enjoy the outdoors without itchy summer skin.

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Heat Dangers for Companion Animals

Published: 23 Feb 2022

Heat stress can develop quickly in pets and livestock, and can be life threatening. Heat stress occurs when an animal’s body is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature.

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Cats and Poisons

Published: 22 Feb 2022

There are many things around your home which can be poisonous to cats. Below are some common household items which it can be useful to be aware of as a cat owner.

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A healthy weight for pets

Published: 22 Feb 2022

Our modern-day lifestyles can contribute to our pets being overweight. Obesity is the most common nutritional condition in Australian pets, with national surveys reporting that 41% of dogs and 32% of cats in Australia are either overweight or obese (PFIAA, January 2020).

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Sub Limits: What are they, and what difference do they make?

Published: 22 Feb 2022

If you’re thinking of taking out a pet insurance policy, there are many variables to take into account. One of these factors that can be easily overlooked by those of us who are less familiar with insurance is sublimits. These can catch pet owners by surprise in certain circumstances when the unexpected happens – and not in a pleasant way.

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Preparing to bring a pet home

Preparing to bring a pet home

Published: 21 Feb 2022

Adopting and bringing home a new puppy or kitten can be a big change for both your new pet and your family. While they can be very excitable, they are often easily scared and nervous about new situations. Luckily, some planning and preparation of your home and routine can help smooth the transition process for you both.

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Responsible pet ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

Published: 21 Feb 2022

Pet ownership is a huge responsibility. Pets enrich our lives in so many ways, but we are solely responsible for their food, exercise, housing and health care needs. As their owners, we must commit to caring for them and enriching their lives, too.

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Managing Breed Expectations

Managing Breed Expectations

Published: 21 Feb 2022

Deciding what breed of dog to get is as important a decision as choosing whether to get a dog in the first place, for people considering pet ownership.

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Anxiety in dogs

Anxiety in dogs

Published: 21 Feb 2022

Just like us, our dogs can get anxious from time to time. Below are some commons signs of anxiety in dogs and situations where they can occur.

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How to find a good breeder

How to find a good dog or cat breeder

Published: 21 Feb 2022

Where you get your new puppy or kitten from is important. Dogs and cats inherit genetic and behavioural traits from their parents, and the research time you invest upfront can pay dividends in the long run for a happy, healthy pet.

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Stress Free vet visit

Suggestions for a stress free vet visit

Published: 21 Feb 2022

Visiting a vet clinic can be a real problem for some of our pets, especially if they have had previous bad experiences. New smells, other animals, bright lights and different noises can all add to the tension.

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Caring for your cat

Published: 16 Feb 2022

While cats are very independent animals, they do still require a certain level of care to keep them happy and healthy. You must consider the environment in which your cat lives, as well as their habits and grooming requirements.

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Caring for your dog

Published: 16 Feb 2022

Taking care of your dog is so much more than just food, water and a backyard. To properly care for your dog, you need to consider the many variables with your pet, such as breed requirements, grooming needs, exercise needs and their own behaviour.

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Pet health in winter

Pet health in winter

Published: 23 Dec 2021

As the weather turns cooler, our pets can feel stiff and uncomfortable, just like we do. However, a few simple measures can help make winter more comfortable for both you and your pet.

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