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Cats - Pet safety - common problems and dangers
Are your houseplants pet friendly?
Our pets are naturally inquisitive and use their mouths to sense and feel. Dogs are especially good at having a chew – and cats are too! It will come as no surprise then, that this can be a serious problem if you've got poisonous plants at home.
If your pet has been stung by a bee or insect, here's some instructions you can follow to assist your pet.
Cat Safety this Christmas
With Christmas just weeks away, many of us are planning holidays, feasts and family getaways. For cats this can introduce a whole suite of new hazards and strange routines. To ensure your cat remains
Chocolate is toxic to pets
For sweet lovers, chocolate is an indulgence that can result in a few extra inches on the hips. However, even a small amount of chocolate to some cats and dogs can be devastating. As well as a high
Collars and Harnesses - Choosing the right accessory
Collars and/or a harness are an essential accessory for every pet and a fashion highlight for some too. It is however essential that you should choose carefully as a poorly selected and fitted one may cause unnecessary injury.
Fireworks and anxiety in pets
There’s nothing more spectacular than a fireworks display to bring in the New Year. We know it’s a joyful experience, but for our sensitive-eared pets it’s a bit like the end of the world. Explosions
Foods that are a danger to your pets over the Christmas period
We all like to indulge a little over the Christmas period. We stuff out bodies full of good food and alcohol, which usually also means our four legged friends also get to indulge through scraps and left overs. However, not everything we eat over the Christmas period is good for our pets. So what foods should we refrain from giving to our pets over the Christmas period?
As the weather warms up during Spring and Summer we usually see an increase in grass seed related problems. This season has been no exception and despite the size of a grass seed, they can cause
Hot weather – bugs and parasites
Warmer weather plays host to a number of parasites which commonly affect pets such as fleas, heartworm and in the more northern and north eastern parts of Australia, ticks. Here's a snapshot and some
How to identify seasonal pet allergy symptoms
Springtime is a fine time for your pet to pick up a seasonal allergy from all the pollen, spores, grass seeds and dust that’s flying around.
Lead poisoning - renovation rescue for your house not your pet!
How much do you know about the paint used in your house? Has your house built before 1970? Is the paint in poor condition - flaking, peeling or chalking? Are the areas of deteriorating paint
Lilies - the flower that is very toxic to cats
Although lilies are flowers commonly used in floral arrangements, and cats often have access to them, most cat owners and florists, are unaware of lily intoxication as a potential cause of kidney (
Mosquitoes - solving a mozzie problem on your pet
The first step in controlling a mosquito problem is to remove any unnecessary still water sources on your property. This will help lower mosquito reproduction and hopefully reduce their numbers
Poisons - giving human pain killers to pets
When a concerned pet owner fears their pet may be in pain, it is not uncommon to consider the use of human medications. Unfortunately giving pets human medications (especially pain killers) can have
Poisons in the garden - poisonous plants and garden dangers
Many of us turn towards the backyard and garden without realising it, we can unintentionally increase the risk of poisoning our companions. The most commonly used lawn care products are of
Poisons in the household - toxic food, medications, baits and more
Treating our companions to some of the foods we relish can be very dangerous to pets. Find here a guide to some of the common dangers in a household including a list of toxic foodstuffs, human
Rat bait toxicity - poisoning
Both dogs and cats can be affected by ingesting rat bait directly or by ingesting rodents which have ingested rat bait. It is a condition to be taken seriously and early diagnosis and treatment may
Snake bite and your pet
Armed with curiosity and natural hunting instincts it is not uncommon for our favourite four legged friends to cross paths with a snake. At this time of year, even city dogs and cats can have these
Summer Safety for Cats
The summer months can be stressful for cats. The heat can make them very uncomfortable and they can become easily stressed by changes in routine and increased household visitors. Whether your cat is
Summer safety tips for your pets
Most of us look forward to summer, with longer days and more time to hang out with our pets. But summer is prime time for pets to get heatstroke, become dehydrated, and pestered by mosquitos, fleas and ticks.
Swimming pools in your backyard - safety and your pet
Backyard swimming pools are a constant source of fun, laughter and amusement for the whole family including pets. If you are a pet owner and have a swimming pool or are thinking about installing one
Ten poisons your pets should avoid
For many of us, our pets are fixtures of our lives. They rest when we rest, they spend time with us in the garden or watch dutifully while we clean the house. However, some of the substances that we
The coat - matting, stains and contamination
Does your pet love to roll in anything left lying around or is super inquisitive and will stick their paws into all things smelly or gooey? If yes, then find out more about removing paint, oil and
Toxoplasmosis - in cats and humans
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by infection with the organism called Toxoplasma gondii.Cats are usually infected by ingesting the organism present in the tissues (meat) of another infected animal known as an ‘intermediate host' which is usually a rodent.
Winter blues - keeping your pet safe and happy
You are outside in the backyard. The clouds are over head, the wind is chilly and there is a slight dampness in the air. You can't wait to get back inside to sip your favourite hot beverage and sit