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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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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