Overweight cats

Overweight cats

Is your cat overweight? Does it look as if your cat has a very, very thick winter coat? Maybe they’re looking just a wee bit too well padded? A recent survey of Australian vet practices found that around 32% of cats are overweight. Why cat weight matters Although...
Cats and Hairballs

Cats and Hairballs

Hairballs Are More Than Just A Nuisance Cats are consummate groomers. In fact, cats spend 30% of their time grooming. They work hard to keep their coats shiny and immaculate, but while cleaning themselves with their tongues, cats swallow up to two-thirds of the hair...
“With a knick knack paddy wack give a dog a bone”

“With a knick knack paddy wack give a dog a bone”

Are Bones Safe to Feed Dogs? Dogs consider a bone a prized possession, but how do you know which bones are safe? Should you give in to those pitiful eyes begging for your leftover bone from dinner? It’s tempting to share your scraps, especially when they’re barbecue...
Human Food – What Treats To Feed Your Dog

Human Food – What Treats To Feed Your Dog

There are plenty of people foods we’d love to share with our dogs, but some are much healthier than others. In fact, many foods humans eat are poisonous to dogs. Dogs and humans digest and metabolise food differently, and a dog’s digestive system cannot break down...
Your dog’s diet and nutrition

Your dog’s diet and nutrition

Feeding your canine companion Proper nutrition is essential for the health and well-being of all pets. A balanced, high quality diet can actually increase their life expectancy. Your furry friend probably loves a lot of the same foods you do, and they are happy to eat...
‘Nice’ eating habits – Coprophagia

‘Nice’ eating habits – Coprophagia

Coprophagia Dogs eating their doo is not pleasant, but it is not necessarily detrimental to your dog’s health. It is usually more troublesome for pet owners than harmful to the dog, and it can generally be stopped. Sometimes coprophagia, where a dog may ingest their...