Paws for Thought: Should You Visit the Vet?

For many Australian families, having a pet is just like having a human baby. You want them to thrive and be healthy — but just like a very young child, it's impossible to adequately communicate with your pet about how they're feeling. This can make it difficult to detect the difference between unusual body language, individual quirks, attention-seeking behaviour and genuine medical problems. Here's a quick guide to a couple of common symptoms you may be uncertain about. [Read More]

Transporting a Pet Bird: A Guide

If you have a pet bird and you are planning to move house, you may be wondering about the steps you can take to reduce the level of stress experienced by the animal. By planning ahead, you can ensure that your house move doesn't distress your pet bird. Make sure the bird is healthy Before you transport your pet bird, you should take your pet bird to the veterinary clinic so they can have a check-up and you can be certain they are fighting fit and ready to move. [Read More]

3 Ways to Protect Your Dog's Liver

Liver disease is a problem which can affect any breed of dog. Many dog owners do not realise that their pet's liver is beginning to fail until it is too late. Advanced liver disease will typically have a fatal outcome for your dog. Below is a guide to 3 things you can do to make sure your dog's liver is healthy. Keep an eye on your dog's weight Overweight dogs are becoming a problem in Australia. [Read More]

3 Ways to Keep Your Dog's Vision in Top Condition

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from problems with their eyes and vision. Unfortunately, unlike with humans, it's difficult to correct these problems in canines. Surgery can be expensive, dog eyewear still hasn't hit the mainstream market, and many conditions are irreparable. That's why the best way to keep your dog free of vision problems is to take a preventative approach to keeping their eyes healthy. Here are 3 things you can do to ensure your dog's eyes stay in top condition: [Read More]