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Snootiful sighthounds

Snootiful sighthounds

Whether you’re thinking of adopting an adult greyhound or welcoming a whippet pup into the household, you’re in for a treat! As well as looking like the perfect cross between a dog and a reindeer, sighthounds are generally gentle, sweet dogs who make loyal and...

The skinny on fatty foods and dogs

The skinny on fatty foods and dogs

Unfortunately, whilst most dogs would really love a hearty meal of Christmas ham and crackling, or a bowl filled with turkey meat, it’s best to be really careful about feeding these types of foods to our pets. How can fatty foods be dangerous to dogs? Whilst some dogs...

From plate to poop: how to reduce your pet’s environmental paw print

From plate to poop: how to reduce your pet’s environmental paw print

As it turns out, even though they’re smaller, cuter and full of joy, it doesn’t exclude them from being contributors to the global crisis of climate change. With Australia’s estimated 5.1m dogs, excrement alone piles up to the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge,...

Why does my pet lick their feet?

Why does my pet lick their feet?

There are few things more irritating than your pet starting a thorough paw-licking session just as you’re falling asleep! Excessive foot licking is a pretty common problem in dogs, and can occur for a number of reasons. Skin irritation Irritated skin is one of the...

My pet’s teeth don’t look right

My pet’s teeth don’t look right

Dental disease doesn’t just involve plaque and periodontal disease! Quite commonly, pets present to us with missing or damaged teeth. Many of these dental issues can cause problems for your dog or cat, and are therefore best diagnosed and treated promptly. Missing...

Have you got a golden feline oldie?

Have you got a golden feline oldie?

It’s normal to feel a bit sad when your once-energetic feline is now a little old man or lady cat. But there are upsides – more quiet snuggles and less kitten mischief! To help keep your gorgeous old kitty fighting fit, check out our care tips. Grooming Most elderly...

Ear ‘ear! How to maintain your dog’s ear health

Ear ‘ear! How to maintain your dog’s ear health

Dog parents, lend us your ears… Your dog’s ears, that is! Ear disease is a very common reason for consultation, so we’d love to pass on a few dog ear health maintenance tips. General ear care If your dog has upright ears, they are less likely to develop ear infections...

Help, my pet is scared of the car!

Help, my pet is scared of the car!

It’s not uncommon for pets to develop a fear of car travel. This anxiety or fearfulness can develop for a number of reasons. Anxiety during car travel is more likely if your pet had a lack of exposure to car trips prior to 16 weeks old, the brain development period...

Not just a squishy face – brachycephalic pet issues

Not just a squishy face – brachycephalic pet issues

Brachycephalic dog and cat breeds are those with shorter faces, such as English bulldogs, French bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese and Boston terriers, as well as Persian and Himalayan cats. While these breeds can make great companions, unfortunately, years of selective...

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