Dogs

Puppy toilet training - How do I teach to teach my puppy to go to the toilet outside? The best way to toilet train your puppy is with positive reinforcement. This is a Puppy toilet training technique that rewards good behavior, encouraging your dog to repeat that...

Your pet has had a big day today undergoing their dental surgery, now it’s time for some rest and relaxation. Keep your pet quiet tonight as he/she recovers from surgery. You can feed a normal meal but if your pet has had teeth removed give...

Why we’re Pro-Proheart   There are many different brands of heartworm preventatives on the market these days. Of these many brands, the vast majority contain the active ingredient milbemycin oxime. Why is this important information for you, a dog owner? Because, if you are one of the...

brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs Is your dog affected by Brachycephalic airway syndrome? If you have any brachycephalic breed or ‘squishy faced’ dog then yes, your dog is affected. Brachycephalic dogs have been bred to have a shortening of the nose and face to create that...

Having a Pet Friendly Valentine’s Day Valentine's day is one of the most romantic days of the year. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, taken or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day can be a great day to spend with your pets, too! You may be surprised...

As our canine friends are mammals, they are also predisposed to developing mammary tumours or breast cancer. Unfortunately, mammary tumors in dogs is a common occurrence in older un-desexed female dogs, with approximately 50% of these tumours being malignant. Cats also develop mammary tumours, and although...

What is Cushing's disease? Hyperadrenocorticism (or Cushing’s disease) is a disorder in which the body produces excessive amounts of cortisol, a steroid hormone. Cushing’s disease is a relatively common endocrine (hormonal) disorder affecting older dogs. Small breeds, such as poodles, Daschunds, Boston terriers and beagles, show a predisposition...

So you’ve decided to buy a new puppy. This may well be the best (worst for your furniture!) decision you’ve made. Bringing up a puppy can be a very challenging, but often rewarding venture. There is a lot to think about before buying a puppy though,...

Fleas and flea allergy dermatitis Fleas are a year round problem in Australia but can be worse during the summer months. Many dogs and cats have an allergy to flea saliva and just one flea bite can cause severe itchiness, hair loss and irritation. Most of...