Desexing Your Kitten or Cat

Desexing Your Kitten or Cat

In Australia, many animals are born because of unplanned breeding. Tragically, each year, RSPCA shelters take in around 160,000 animals nationally, many of which are the result of unplanned breeding. Desexing your kittens or cat will prevent accidental litters, and therefore unwanted pets, many of which don’t find loving homes. Cats are prolific breeders. They…

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3 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Pet

3 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Pet

Extra attention Nearly all animals are social.  They love interaction and attention. While we should do this daily for our pets, make today an extra special day. Find their favourite toys, take them for a walk, create a fun obstacle course for them, brush their fur or simply let them sit with you for longer…

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Swooping Birds

Swooping Birds

During Spring in Australia, it’s not uncommon to encounter a swooping bird. Magpies are the usual suspects. Swooping season can last right through November. While it can be a bit of shock, there a few things that may help understand and manage swooping birds. Why do birds swoop? Firstly, it’s important to understand why birds…

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Which Leash Is Best For Your Dog?

Which Leash Is Best For Your Dog?

Standard Leashes You’ve probably seen a standard leash numerous times. They are usually made from nylon and clip onto your dog’s collar. They have a loop at the end that you can hold on to. They range in length from around 4 to 8ft. The best leash for your dog will depend on their size,…

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Training Your Fish

Training Your Fish

Positive reinforcement Fish will learn from their behaviour. So, if they do something that is unpleasant for them, it’s unlikely they will repeat that same action. Conversely, fish will repeat pleasant behaviours. Many fish owners have successfully trained their fish including goldfish and Bettas. There are kits and equipment available to get you underway. Generally…

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How To Be an Awesome Pet Owner

How To Be an Awesome Pet Owner

It’s a New Year and an opportunity to set and achieve new goals. As a community of people who love pets, why not make one our goals to be the most awesome pet owners we can be. Make your pet part of the family Most animals are social. They need to be around others, including…

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Taking Your Dog to the Dog Park

Taking Your Dog to the Dog Park

Is your dog trained and socialised? If your dog has never met other dogs or had any sort of training a dog park can be a minefield of problems. Once you’re there, your dog will no doubt be excited by the space and other potential dog friends. An unsocialised dog may find the situation overwhelming.…

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When Someone You Love Doesn’t Love Pets

When Someone You Love Doesn’t Love Pets

There are a few ways you can share the joy of pets, even with the toughest of audiences. Find out their beliefs around animals There can be a whole host of reasons why someone isn’t comfortable with pets. The best place to start is to talk to the person in your life. It may be…

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When Cats Stop Using The Litter Tray

When Cats Stop Using The Litter Tray

There are a lot of reasons why cat can stop using the litter tray and start going elsewhere, but there are ways to get your cat back on track. Have your cat’s health checked There can be various reasons why your cat has begun toileting in inappropriate areas. The first step is to take your…

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Is It OK to Spoil Your Pet?

Is It OK to Spoil Your Pet?

We all love our pets and want to show them how special they are, but can spoiling them have negative effects? Sometimes we do it because we simply adore our pets and other times we feel bad about not finishing a to-do list, like taking them for walk. Is spoiling your pet OK? Let`s find…

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How To Name Your Pet

How To Name Your Pet

Make it easy to say For many pets, they will start to learn their name. This is especially true for cats and dogs. They can learn the sound of their name and the pitch. For this reason, you want to choose a name that is easy to say. You’re most likely going to be saying…

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3 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Pets

3 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Pets

Cats can offer so much joy whether you live alone or with several people. Here are three great reason you can consider  If you’re thinking about bringing a cat into your life. Cats are low-maintenance You don’t have to walk a cat! While of course they need exercise, engagement, play time and attention, you generally…

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Different Ways to Carry Your Pet

Different Ways to Carry Your Pet

Some pets like to be carried. Smaller pets, elderly or perhaps pets that like to be close to their owners can enjoy being carried around. What are the different ways to transport your pet, without them having to walk? Pet Strollers Pet strollers work much in the same way strollers for children do. You place…

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Pet Resumes

Pet Resumes

What’s included in a pet resume? A resume is the perfect way to document your pet’s information and can be used for a variety of purposes, making both your lives easier. A pet resume is a document (around 1-2 pages maximum) that includes all their vital information. Information may include whether they have been vaccinated…

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Three Ways Pets Can Help with Stress

Three Ways Pets Can Help with Stress

Patting and relaxation Patting your pet can be extremely therapeutic. In addition to giving them some love, the effects will be positive for you too. After just a few moments of patting, your brain will start to release serotonin and oxytocin – making us feel happier. Some studies have been reported to show blood pressure…

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Interactive Pet Cameras

Interactive Pet Cameras

Have you ever wondered what your pets get up to when you’re not there? Or are you worried about how they are doing throughout the day? You may want to consider an interactive pet camera that enables you to be with your pet when you’re not there. What is an interactive pet camera? Interactive pet…

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Wildlife And Storms

Wildlife And Storms

Taking shelter Most wildlife, especially birds, can take care of themselves. However wild weather really can be disruptive. If you have pets, keep them indoors during the storm. If a storm is particularly bad, wildlife will seek out shelter. This may even lead them to areas of your house such as a veranda. If you…

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Bunny Proofing Your House

Bunny Proofing Your House

Rabbits can be wonderfully loving pets. They have plenty of personality and often enjoy receiving human attention. That’s why many rabbit owners have their pet rabbits live inside their home. Rabbits can be trained, so having them share your space is very doable. Toilet training Rabbits can be trained to use a litter tray. This…

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Stopping Cats From Scratching The Furniture

Stopping Cats From Scratching The Furniture

It may not make much sense to us, but it’s perfectly normal for cats to scratch! Cats have claws and they will scratch to keep them healthy. Outdoor cats will often scratch trees, they may also do it to mark their territory. Many cats will find a couch a great scratching option because they are…

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Smelly Dogs

Smelly Dogs

Why does your dog smell? The first step is to work out why your dog smells. Once you have identified the cause, it will be a lot easier to put an end to the stench! Washing your dog with shampoo may only solve the problem temporarily. Reasons why dogs can smell There are many reasons…

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