Lyme Disease in Dogs 101

In high-risk areas, an estimated 75% of dogs are infected, so this is a disease to take note of. But you wouldn’t be the...
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Is a Ferret the Right Pet For You?

Ferrets are cute, playful and inquisitive pets but they do have highly specialized needs. We explore the key considerations you take into account before bringing a ferret into your family.
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Australian Shepherd Facts Every Owner Should Know

Australian Shepards are trainable, active working dogs who need a job to do and lots of exercise. They are obedient, intelligent and make great partners for agility, flyball or various working roles in farm life.
Bichon Frise sitting on grass

What to Know Before You Get a Bichon Frise Puppy

This bright white powder-puff has a fun-loving, happy nature and loves to socialise.
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In Home Dog Training: Striving for Dog Obedience

Having a great relationship with your dog is about encouraging your friend to develop skills that will help him fit into your lifestyle. Being a good pet parent is a little like being a life coach, it’s all about encouragement and gentle persuasion, rather than being the big, scary boss that scares you into submission.
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First Aid Guide for Cats

When it comes to preparing for an emergency, most of us have a collection of first aid items on hand to use in case of an injury or illness.  It should be no different for your cat. 
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First Night Home with a New Kitten: What to Expect

Your new kitten is going to love her fur-ever home, but that first night it’s going to seem strange and scary to her. Help her to settle in quickly by thinking about events from her point of view and adjusting the arrangements accordingly.
Dog eating chocolate from a box

Chocolate Toxicity: What To Do If The Dog Finds Your Stash

Unfortunately, chocolate can be very dangerous for dogs. How much is too much and what should you do if your dog eats chocolate?
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Weight Loss Tips for Cats – Food as Play

If your cat needs a little help shedding some weight, here are some easy to follow tips for making exercise fun for cats.
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Cat Allergies

Does your cat have an itch it just can't scratch? Explore the common causes of allergies in cats and the various options for managing reactions.
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Regular Health Checks for Dogs

Regular check ups give your vet more opportunities to monitor your dog's health for changes, leading to better diagnosis and treatment over the long term.
Dog paw and hand

How to Teach Your Dog to Shake

Teaching your dog to shake is a great party trick and one that is easily taught. You can even get the kids involved. Most children over the age of 7 years can be taught basic training techniques and in fact many children are more persistent than adults when it comes to training the family pet!
ferret biting glass

Biting Ferrets: Nipping The Behavior In The Bud

Ferrets are naturally curious and will often give a little exploratory nip or bite to initiate play. Some start this behavior as kits and...
Heartworm in Cats: Why Heartworm is Worse for Cats than Dogs

Heartworm in Cats: Why Heartworm is Worse for Cats than Dogs

Is your cat at risk of heartworm? Many people answer “No!” because their cat lives indoors. But you only have to think of the annoying buzz of a mosquito around your head during the night, to know that bugs get indoors. And so yes, heartworm does affect cats, not just dogs.
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How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands

Full or impacted anal glands are no joke. A dog will drag his rear across the ground to relieve the unbearable itch, which is where you step in to help out.