Pet Safe Gardening.

Safe Gardening. Poisonous plants can mean a disaster for the family pet.There is a great website with a comprehensive list of toxic plants for easy reference www.poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu which I recommend you keep book marked. It is not...

Perception in Horses

Horses are a  well adapted prey animal, their senses have evolved to allow them to know what is going on in a large area around them, so they can be aware of predators and protect themselves. Horses live a group and their senses are adapted to make communication...

Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis tick season is here. Paralysis ticks are only found along the Eastern coast of Australia. The natural host is the bandicoot, other wildlife act as hosts and develop immunity to the tick’s toxins by constantly having ticks on them, they include, wombats,...

A Warning About Bats

Bats are really unique mammals found all over Australia; they need to be treated with care and respect. Bats play a vital role in our ecosystem. All Australian bats are protected in Australia.   Bats are the only mammals with wings and are truly able to fly...

Chit Chat the Therapy Dog

I was really excited to meet Chit Chat not long ago in Vincentia. Chit Chat is a lovely, friendly, chocolate Labrador who belongs to a qualified Delta Dog Trainer.   Chit Chat has been trained as a Delta Therapy dog, which means she must pass a strict temperament...

Chocolate Poisoning

Chocolate and cocoa products found in lollies, cakes, cookies and baking products are highly attractive to pets. They contain toxic compounds referred to as methylxanthines, such as theobromine and caffeine that can cause severe illness.   The amount of toxic...

Ear Problems in Dogs

Ear Problems in Dogs. Ear problems are common in dogs. Some breeds of dogs are more likely to get ear problems because of the shape of their ears. It is a good idea to know if your breed of dog is prone to ear problems. Ear infections, ear mites, allergies, things...