Getting ready for the Snake Season
Close to 6,500 pets are bitten by snakes each year in Australia and a venomous snake bite is a life-threatening emergency. Prevention is the best solution as snake bites can be fatal, even when presented to the hospital as soon as it occurs. Safety in the home Keep your yard
Chocolate Toxicity In Dogs
Dogs have a fantastic sense of smell, which means that they can very easily sniff out yummy treats including chocolate, especially at Easter time! Unfortunately for them, chocolate is very toxic to dogs. Why? Chocolate has cocoa and caffeine in it, both are highly toxic to dogs. White chocolate does
Intestinal Worms
There are five types of intestinal worms which can infect your dog, four types that can affect your cat and some of these can be passed on to people. Some worms can live in the environment for more then a year so it is essential that your worming schedule is
Dominance is a Myth!!
What is dominance? It is not accurate to describe a dog as having a dominant personality. The word should only ever be used to describe a single interaction between two individuals competing for a resource such as a piece of food or a toy. One dog will usually give up
Why does your dog bark?
The first step to stop nuisance barking is to listen. Dogs bark – it’s part of their normal and natural communication and behaviour. Dogs can bark for appropriate reasons such as when strangers approach our house, hear a noise or herding sheep. Most people want dogs to be “watch dogs”
Caring for Your Guinea Pig
Health Care Although guinea pigs do not require vaccinations, yearly check-ups including a dental examination by veterinarian is essential. Dental disease is common especially if their diet is low in fibre. Worming every three months is recommended using a product that is safe for guinea pigs like ‘Puppy and Kitten’