5 Common Conditions To Avoid During The Hotter Months

With the extended daylight hours and warm weather, these milder Brisbane months and summer can be a great time to get active with your pet. However, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that the warmer weather can bring and how best to protect them.  1. Heatstroke The biggest risk for heatstroke is the dog’s immediate environment. If your dog is in very humid conditions or a confined space without fresh air (such as a car), he or she will quickly overheat. Brachycephalic breeds of dogs (those with short muzzles e.g. British Bulldogs and Pugs) are also more prone to heatstroke...

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Natural Ways To Treat Yeast Infections

When we think of yeast in the body we almost always jump to the negatives, however, yeast is actually a very normal, healthy part of the digestive and immune system in dogs and humans. In dogs, yeast lives on the skin and in the gut, along with other healthy flora as part of a balanced immune system. However, when this balance is interrupted, it can cause problems and result in a yeast infection, allergies or other inflammatory issues.   What Causes A Yeast Infection?  Yeast infections can happen anywhere in your dog’s body. A yeast infection can present itself...

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The Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Liver

We understand that some things can be a bit weird and icky to feed your pet, but if you are not yet feeding your dog liver they really are missing out! Including liver in a Raw diet not only benefits them nutritionally but it is something that your dog will most probably love! Liver is an important source of nutrients for any dog as it is rich in many of the vitamins and minerals that are vital for your pet to live a happy and healthy life.   What Makes Liver So Good? The liver is a nutrient-rich organ that most dogs love eating.  It is often said to be nature’s multivitamin...

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How To Use Treats To Reward And Encourage Your Pets

Giving your pet treats is more than an expression of your love for your companion friend, it can be a critical component in dog training and rewarding good dog behaviour.  One of the reasons treats work so well in training, is because a dog’s sense of smell is so unbelievable. Dogs can smell a treat from far away and can get a pretty good idea of the main ingredients.  Here are some tips on using dog treats effectively, when to give them and which healthy dog treats to give.  Tips For Using Dog Treats Effectively Use pet treats to reinforce a calm, submissive...

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All Natural Solutions for your Pet Spring Clean!

Springtime welcomes warmer weather, longer days and the motivation to give your house a good clean! For pet parents that also means some much-needed cleaning, organisation and decluttering of their pets life too.  Here’s a spring cleaning checklist for every pet parent with some great natural ways to keep your home clean. Removing Pet Odours and Stains Deodorise couches, carpets, and pet spaces with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet and other vacuum-able surfaces to absorb pet odours. Make a ready-to-go mixture using your favourite pet-friendly essential oil. Fill...

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits and Recipes

Are you considering using Apple Cider Vinegar for your furbaby?  Apple Cider Vinegar is made from just apples and water and left to naturally ferment, making it completely safe for them. It is believed to be a wonder food and people have been using it for years to improve their overall health.  So just how does Apple Cider Vinegar benefit our fur friends and how can it be used?   12 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar  How much can apple cider vinegar benefit your dog? If the strong antioxidant and antibacterial qualities of apple cider vinegar aren’t enough reason...

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6 Ways To Get Your Pet Active During Winter

When winter rolls around, it can feel like you and your pet are cooped up inside for days on end. It’s colder and gets dark earlier which can drain your motivation to get out and get active!  But don’t let that be an excuse for you and your fur baby not to get moving.   Check out these 6 creative ways to ensure that your pup remains active and healthy this winter. 1. Indoor Fetch – Fetch might seem like a simple suggestion for an exercise, but playing fetch is an easy way to motivate your dog to participate in fun, cardiovascular activity. Find somewhere with a...

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Why you should be worried about that extra Puppy fat!

Is your dog carrying a little too much puppy fat? Controlling that ever-enlarging waistline is a major health concern facing our modern-day society, and it’s not only humans who are affected. The obesity epidemic is taking its toll on our furry friends too. Obesity and weight issues among dogs and cats in Australia are concerning with some earlier studies showing that almost half of dogs and one-third of cats in Australia are overweight or obese.¹ Although it may be hard to resist giving your pet an extra treat or a little bit more food when they show off their puppy dog eyes, obesity is...

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Proper Petiquette -How to Socialise with Pets!

Do you like to be social, but also like spending time with your pets? It’s safe to say our furry friends play an important role in our lives and while we love and cherish these little creatures like humans, it’s important to remember that they’re animals who need boundaries.  There is also a certain amount of consideration and etiquette required by us as loving, doting pet owners. Etiquette For Dog’s and Owners Dog owners have a responsibility to manage their pets’ behaviour and follow certain rules of etiquette.  This also helps to teach our pets about acceptable...

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Preparing, Welcoming & Caring for your New Puppy!

Those new puppy moments are absolutely priceless.  When you first bring them home it is an exciting time for the whole family. Soon your new puppy will be a member of the family that you can’t remember being without, but in the beginning, it can be a very scary experience for them. Puppies New Home! Coming into a new environment with people that they’ve never met before after being removed from their mother and siblings, it’s no wonder that your new pet will be a little anxious in the beginning.  Here are a few tips on ways in which you can prepare your family and household...

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