Common Dog Breeds That May Need Extra Grooming Attention

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Your dog may be a breed that requires more grooming than others. While long-haired dogs obviously need more grooming, short-haired breeds need it, also. Keeping your dog groomed is important for overall appearance and comfort. Without grooming, some dogs may experience serious matting or even hairballs. Here are some of the common breeds whose coats need the most attention. Cocker Spaniel Cocker spaniels have long, soft, and flowing hair all over their body.

27 September 2022

Vaccination, Socialisation, and Your New Puppy

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Your puppy should have already received some of its required vaccinations before they even join your family. The ideal pet vaccination schedule for a puppy begins as early as six weeks of age, with a number of other core and discretionary vaccinations then needed throughout their early years. But these early weeks are also the best time to socialise your dog, teaching them valuable behavioural skills that will serve them throughout their life.

21 June 2022

Desexing a Pregnant Dog: Why It May Be Necessary

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There are two ways that can conclusively prevent unwanted pregnancies in dogs. Your dog can have no interaction with any dog of the opposite sex (aside from desexed dogs). This isn't awlays a valid option, and the only other method is pet desexing. If a dog falls pregnant, you may assume that you've missed the opportunity to have her desexed, and must wait until the puppies are born. This isn't in fact the case.

8 March 2022

Why Dog Desexing Is the Humane Thing to Do

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There has been a real push for better treatment of animals in recent decades, which has been truly great to see and has increased the overall quality of life for countless pets. While dog desexing might seem cruel, it is the most humane thing that you could do for your beloved hound. Yes, it can be hard to entertain the idea when it seems so unnecessary, but there are good reasons.

19 November 2021

Puppy Training Tips

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Puppies can be some of the world's cutest creatures, but they can be a lot of work if they misbehave. Luckily, there are many ways to train your puppy using treats, toys and some fun activities. This post will explore strategies you can use to reward and encourage your dog to learn a new skill or behaviour. Start as early as possible This is important as it will help you form long-term relationships with your pup.

19 August 2021

Sensitive Skin in Dogs: How to Help Your Pooch Find Relief

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Dog owners quickly learn to spot the difference between the different types of itches that their furry pets can experience. A mild, temporary irritant causing an itch is quickly banished with a quick scratching, and that's the end of that. However, sometimes a dog can seem to be plagued by itches, furiously scratching for extended periods and often seeming to be distressed by the fact that they're unable to find relief.

26 May 2021

How Veterinary Surgeory Could Help Fix The Joint Issues In Your Cat Or Dog

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Cats and dogs are two of the most popular pet types across Australia and the world. The two are beloved by many, but also often suffer from quite similar health conditions due to their comparable size and body structure. Joint issues are common in both cats and dogs, and while they are sometimes caused by age, they can also come at much younger ages with no forewarning at all. If your cat or dog is clearly suffering from joint pain, and your vet has confirmed this, then you may want to consider allowing them to undergo veterinary surgery to help them overcome this.

26 March 2021

Why Desexing Your Dog Is So Important

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Pet desexing is very widely done across Australia, with only licensed breeders generally allowed to breed and sell animals as pets. You might think that it is quite a cruel idea, but the reality is that pet desexing is important to keep your dogs happy, whether they are male or female. If you, or someone you know, has had a litter of puppies in the recent past, then here are a few reasons why you should be ready to desex them when the age comes and why it is not as expensive as you think.

26 March 2021

Spotting The Signs Of Mastitis In Nursing Hamsters

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Mastitis is a bacterial infection that causes a nursing female hamster to develop inflamed mammary glands. The bacteria, which are often a Streptococcus variant, can enter the mammary glands when young pups break the surface of the skin with their teeth or claws while suckling. Mastitis is painful for the nursing hamster and can also be dangerous for the pups, as the infection can impact milk supply and the pups can quickly starve.

3 February 2021

Early Obedience Training for a Blind or Vision-Impaired Puppy

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How do you recognise other people? Without getting bogged down in the complex neurological process that allows the brain to form, store and retrieve memories, it might be best to put it simply—you recognise someone because you remember their face. You're able to remember their face because you can see their face. It's different for your dog. Dogs generally recognise you from your physical outline (your silhouette), the sound of your voice, and your smell.

28 December 2020