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...

Anxious Pets

Do you have an anxious pet? Cats and dogs can suffer from anxiety. The cause may be due to undesirable circumstances during the animals’ early development or may be due to a true problem with the pets’ brain or a combination of the two. Pets that suffer from anxiety...

Overweight and Obese Pet Cats and Dogs

A lot of pets are overweight or even obese.   A lot of pet owners may not recognise that their pet is overweight.   To recognise if your pet if your pet is overweight, try running your hands over the dog or cat’s chest and you should be able to just feel the...

Snake Bites and Pets.

Every year in Australia, more than 6000 pet dogs and cats are bitten by snakes. Whether the pet is actively hunting the snake and provoking the bite or has accidentally surprised the snake and been bitten, these accidents are difficult to avoid and the consequences of...

Should I Wash My Dog?

Should I Wash My Dog? If a dog doesn’t have a skin or hair coat disease, there is no need for them to be washed regularly (or ever) at least that is for the dog’s sake. If your dog lives inside and you give it lots of cuddles you will want it smelling clean and...

Paralysis Tick Season is Here

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,...

Common Household Dangers for Pets

Common Household Dangers for Pets. Around the home there are many things that you may not be aware of that can be poisonous for dogs and cats. These dangers can be found in the kitchen, in the garage and the garden and also in your medicine cupboard. Chocolate,...

Why is My Dog Itchy?

It is a normal thing for dogs to scratch a little, but it is not normal for dogs to scratch so much that it is all they do or if they are creating bald patches and irritated skin from the scratching. Itchiness is caused by a response from the immune system to a bite,...