Category: health

cats and pregnancy

There are many myths surrounding cats and the harm they can cause when you are expecting a baby. These myths have unfortunately been responsible for the surrendering of many pet cats and prevented feline adoptions by young families. We asked…

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what not to feed your pets

With Valentines day tomorrow, it is good to be reminded that chocolate is one of many foods that your pets will happily eat if left out. It is easy to forget that cats and dogs, although part of our family,…

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paralysis ticks

Summer is in full swing, and so are the cases of tick paralysis. The culprit is the female Ixodes holocyclus, more commonly known as the paralysis tick of Australia. Don’t let the tiny size of this parasite fool you as…

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introducing dr zhu (little)

We are very excited to introduce our resident vet, Dr Zhu. She will be sharing her knowledge and giving advice to keep your furchild gleaming with health. Also, she is mum to Udie’s friend Sherlock. Her credentials: Dr Zhu BVSc…

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don’t buy pets from pet shops

Ever wondered where pet shops source their abundance of cute kittens and puppies? Puppy mills! Billy could have been the father of that cute Chihuahua puppy you saw from your local pet store. His story is proof that no matter…

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unhealthy hot dog

Meet Obie, a Standard Dachshund that is morbidly obese. His previous owners were an elderly couple that could not meet his physical needs so they overcompensated with food and treats. When his foster mum Nora Vanatta first took him into…

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how to tell if your cat is overweight

Who knew that the secrets of your cat’s body condition was always in your hands! We noticed this poster at the Royal Easter Show, so we had to take a  picture for some closer reading (Just in case people suspected…

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don’t feed my dog!

So we are waiting for some sandwiches we ordered at a café in Paddington and in a split second we realise that the man sitting next to us has just slipped our child a scrap of food! Ok… so by…

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