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How Serious is Kennel Cough for Your Dog?

What is Kennel Cough? This is a condition that became associated with ‘Kennels’ as dog would occasionally return from a stay in a boarding kennel with a dry persistent cough, especially if pressure was placed on the throat. The correct name for Kennel Cough is Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis and it is now often referred to as ‘Canine cough’ because it is only a condition affecting dogs. Although the symptoms are…

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Dermatology Pet Health

Does your puppy itch? Here’s how to Relieve Itching in Puppies

Do you have a puppy that scratches non-stop? Lucky, you’re not alone. It is very common to see pups scratching, especially when they are young and their skin is sensitive. A couple of things you can do to reduce the irritation for them: Ensure they are on a very effective monthly flea preventative like Comfortis. It is important that every pet in your house is on this every month of…

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Pet Health

If you’ve seen these symptoms then your beloved pet could be suffering from diabetes!

Diabetes in Pets – Prevention, Symptoms and Life After A Diagnosis A majority of the health issues which affect our friends and loved ones can also impact the lives of our pets. Diabetes is a serious condition which occurs when your dog or cat stops producing or responding to a healthy amount of insulin. This leads to elevated blood sugar and a host of resultant health problems for your pet.…

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Have a middle-aged pet? Be careful of this disease!

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One of the most common disease that pets suffer during their middle age to older is one you could have never thought of! This horrible disease that could permanently disable your pet is non other than arthritis. Scroll your way down and find out all you need to know about arthritis in pets. Prevention Reduced joint mobility and the presence of arthritic pain have a significant impact on the quality…

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Dermatology Pet Health

What You Need to Know – Tick Paralysis in Pets

What Is It? Tick paralysis is a serious and life threatening condition affecting both dogs and cats in eastern Australia. Caused by a tick which is confined to bushy coastal areas of QLD and NSW, the native host for this tick is the possum or bandicoot, so ticks are a danger wherever these are found. The adult female tick is only a couple of millimeters in size when they attach…

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4 Methods to Protect Your Dog From Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis ticks are the single most dangerous parasite for dogs, with just one tick capable of causing paralysis and even death! In this post you’ll learn: Symptoms of tick paralysis How to identify a tick 4 methods to prevent tick poisoning Ixodes holocyclus, commonly known as the Australian paralysis tick, can cause paralysis by injecting neurotoxins into its host. Ticks are most commonly found in bushy coastal areas and although…

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Santa Paws is Coming – Win Pet Supplies for a Year!

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Win a years supply of pet products worth $1,000!* *Terms and conditions apply. Sorry this competition has now ended and a winner will be announced soon! The Competition Submit your email to enter the competition. By entering this competition, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below. Next steps… Click the link in your email to confirm your email and entry to the competition. For extra entries, comment on…

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Pet Health

How To Groom Your Cat

Regular grooming is important for both the health and appearance of our cats. Most cats love to be brushed, especially if this habit is developed from an early age. Brushing Consistent brushing stops hair from matting, removes loose fur and reduces the risk of irritating hairballs caused by the self-grooming activity of cats For best grooming results, use a metal comb first and work it from front to back with…

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Dermatology Pet Health

How To Check for Ticks

There are many types of ticks in Australia and it is important to know which types are in the area where you live. Some cause blood loss and skin irritation while others (especially on the east coast of Australia)can cause serious life-threatening paralysis and death. In most areas these paralysis ticks are seasonal and our pets are at highest risk from late winter to early summer. Unfortunately, it is possible…

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How To Prepare Your Puppy Dog For Brushing

Regular brushing is important for skin and coat health. Your choice of a brush will depend on the nature of your puppy’s coat. Pin brush: Most popular brush. Good for catching hair before it ends up on the floor or furniture. However, this brush is the least dynamic, so it’s best used toward the end of a grooming session. Bristle brush: This is a good brush for puppies with short…

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