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Keeping Busy – Dog Enrichment for All Ages

What is Enrichment? ‘Enrichment’ is an all-encompassing term used to describe the wide variety of ways that we can improve or ‘enrich’ our pet’s day! Anything that keeps your pet busy, gets them engaged, makes them use their…

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Feelin’ Lonely – Separation-Related Distress, Isolation Distress and Alone Time Training

It is no secret that dogs are social animals – we don’t refer to dogs as ‘man’s best friend’ for nothing! Unfortunately, most of us cannot spend 100% of our time with our four-legged friends, as much as…

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Toilet Training

Making sure their new dog is reliably house trained is typically a high priority for most dog owners. After all, no one wants to mop up puddles left by their pup all day long! This article is intended…

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Cat-Proofing Your Home

Make it safe for your cat to be curious (and playful) Cats love to climb all over their home, so move anything breakable or harmful securely out of their reach. Curiosity and playfulness can get kitties into trouble….

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Vaccinations & Cats

The diseases Chlamydophila, Leukaemia and Panleukopenia are just some of the words you may hear your veterinarian referring to when discussing cat diseases in the community. With a cross between medical terminology and more common names, it can…

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Training Your Kitten To Use A Litter Tray

Whilst cats are very fussy about going to the toilet the good news is they generally learn quickly how to use a litter tray as long as it is clean and placed in the correct location. For new…

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Spraying & Soiling In The House

The cat is a very meticulous animal and usually confines his or her toileting behaviour to the litter tray or garden. The smell of cat urine in the house or the discovery of faeces in a corner of…

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Should I Keep My Cat Indoors Or Outdoors?

Whilst some Australians give their cats the freedom to come and go as they please there is a growing trend for cat lovers to keep their companions indoors. In a recent online poll over 77% of cat owners…

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Living with Senior Pets

For many, it’s an inevitability that eventually their cute, bouncy puppy or smoochy baby kitten will one day start sporting some white hairs, appreciating their sleep more and enter the golden years of being a senior pet. Some…

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Indoor Cats

I am thinking of keeping it indoors. Is that ok? Keeping a cat indoors is safer for a cat and therefore, arguably, better for the cat. Indoor cats are at lower risk for injuries associated with the outdoor…

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Hand Rearing Kittens

Raising an orphaned kitten can be a rewarding experience. However, kittens are very fragile, and raising them can be difficult, time consuming, and not always successful. Which kittens need to be hand reared? Normally kittens have their environmental…

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Adopting Cats with FIV

So, you’re interested in adopting a cat? Well then, we know you already have a big heart to open your home to a feline in need! Have you ever considered adopting an animal that has specific requirements, but…

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