How to Build Immunity and Protect your Pets from Illness

As we start to move into the winter months and towards the peak of the flu season (COVID-19 or otherwise) let’s remember that healthy animals make for healthy humans.  This means good hygiene habits for pets and people and a good nutritious diet loaded with vitamins and minerals will give their immune systems a kick start towards fighting any illness. How to Tell If My Pet is Sick? Dog and cat cold or flu symptoms are much like ours: coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose. They may seem lethargic or just not like their normal furry selves. However,...

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Ways to Entertain your Pets whilst Social Distancing

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Unlike cats, dogs always need stimulation. While cats can happily go about their daily lives without significant human interaction, dogs thrive on companionship and following their master.   Normally, we find people are concerned with how to fulfil this need while they are at work.  Now, there are an increasing number of our community either working at home or social distancing due to COVID-19.  While it is important that we all be extremely diligent in our effort to contain the virus and looking after our health, your dog still needs their daily exercise. So, what can...

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What are the Benefits of a Holistic Vet

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Benefits of a Holistic Vet Are you looking for a more natural way?  So many of us have done away with medicines, harsh chemicals and preservatives in order to cure, clean or feed in a more natural way.  But what about your pets?   Many pet owners still follow the traditional views of a conventional Veterinarian, despite making a conscious effort to search for a more natural solution.  So is there another option?  The good news is, there are alternatives to traditional medicines and healthcare for your pets, and they are becoming increasingly popular...

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Beating Back to School Blues for Pets

It’s that time of year again… The bags are packed, uniforms are ironed, lunches have been made and everyone is getting back into their routine after the Summer break. Most of the family are usually excited about the new challenges that lie ahead, however, there’s one member that may not be ready…  Your fur baby. Separation can be particularly difficult for dogs in the first few weeks of school, after a whole summer of playing with the children.  The change in routine and lack of attention, can make your dog overly anxious or even depressed, with the usual signs being –...

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How to Keep Cats Active During Cooler Weather

Here are a few simple ways to keep any cat active during the cooler weather if they tend to slow down during these months…   1. Use Puzzle Feeders Make meal time a game and mentally stimulating for the cat. Eating from an ordinary cat bowl does not require much thinking. It is more mentally stimulating for a cat, when the cat hunts for food, receiving it as a reward at the end.  2. Provide Visual Stimulation Winter days are darker, shorter, and colder. Cats prefer rolling into a fluffy ball and not moving much. What can make cats be more active in winter? Let...

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Impressive $16M Dog Park Opens Overseas

Canine Commons is a $16 million project designed to suit the needs of dogs, which include training, educating, socializing, and access to quality food and supplies, in Austin Texas.  The Austin facility will have an indoor dog park, coffee shop, and a place to socialize. There’s even a dog walking track. Those locals who wish to visit the park will have access to more than 50,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor off-leash space, which will be monitored by the Canine Commons staff. This facility is climate-controlled due to the extreme heat outside that affects many pet...

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Our Recommended Dog Walks Around Brisbane

If you’re based in Brisbane or the surrounding area, we have some great dog walks that will keep you and your pet fit and healthy as you can do these walks together in the beautiful outdoors and fresh air! Walk 1: Brisbane CBD, South Bank Loop   Where to start – Park somewhere below the William Jolly Bridge and take your dog on the Brisbane City SouthBank loop. This lovely riverside stroll has plenty of shade trees and runs along the southside of the Brisbane River below the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, under Victoria Bridge and on through South...

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How to Keep Your Pet in Good Health This Winter

If you are starting to feel cold and uncomfortable, then your pet is likely feeling the same way. If you haven’t already, pet owners should start thinking about the comfort levels of their furry companions. Luckily, there are a number of simple ways you can keep your pet safe and warm this winter. Winter Coats Although many cat and dog breeds have thick fur to keep them warm, when they are outside or on walks in the cold, they will still likely benefit from an additional winter coat. This is especially important if you have a thin, older or short haired breed.A good pet-coat or jumper...

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Saving Chloe – The story behind ‘Natural Animal Solutions’

We want your pets to live happier, healthier and longer lives and that’s why we stock an extensive range of Natural Animal Solution skincare products. We also love that this business is family owned and run and completely Australian made! Read more about Natural Animal Solutions story and how they came to be… It all began with a little dog called Chloe. Chloe suffered from skin allergies from a very young age. Years of relying on traditional medicine had only seemed to make her problems worse. Things became so bad for poor Chloe that vets actually recommended euthanasia as the last...

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Why Exercise Is So Important For Your Dog

Keeping your dog healthy and happy is the most important part of being a responsible dog owner. Just like humans, regular exercise is imperative to a dog’s health, both body and mind.  No matter if your dog is big or small or young or old, dogs need to exercise daily according to their health. Without activity, your dog will become bored, frustrated and unhealthy. Exercise tones the muscles, helps the body and metabolic system to function properly, and engages the mind. Dogs that lack from physical activity and mental stimulation often turn to destructive behaviours that can be...

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