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2020

Getting Your Deaf or Hearing Impaired Dog Ready for Their First Grooming Session

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Although the US has the highest rate of dog ownership in the world, Australia still makes the top twenty, meaning that there are a considerable number of beloved Australian pooches who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. There are numerous reasons why a dog can be born deaf or can lose their hearing, and some breeds are simply more susceptible to this. Your dog’s hearing doesn’t affect their coat, and so there’s no reason why your deaf or hearing impaired dog cannot be professionally groomed. Read More»

The Tale of a Broken Tail: When Your Dog Breaks Their Tail

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Ever thought your dog was smiling at you? Dogs can make certain facial expressions when they’re relaxed and in a comfortable mood, but whether or not they’re actually smiling at you is open to debate. Your dog’s demeanour is the best indicator of their mood, and their tail helps you to read this mood. Dogs wag their tails when they’re happy or excited, just as the tail can become rigid when they’re frightened or curious. Read More»

What to Do If Your Cat Suffers a Urinary Blockage

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If you are a cat lover, then you will want to make sure that they are as healthy as possible and never in any pain. You will almost certainly panic, therefore, if there is clearly something wrong and will want to know what to do to avoid a recurrence in the future. Unfortunately, some cats are more vulnerable than others when it comes to a nasty condition that can block their bladder. Read More»

Two Reasons Why a Veterinarian Might Ask You About Your Dog's Pet Food

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There are many situations in which a veterinarian might ask you for details about the pet food that you’re currently feeding your dog. Read on if you’re curious as to why your vet might ask this type of question. The dog has persistent gastrointestinal issues Dogs will often have occasional bouts of gastrointestinal problems; oftentimes, their upset stomach is the result of them eating an inedible object or getting a bacterial infection. Read More»

Lend Your Desexed Pet a Hand! 3 Ways to Help Your Neutered Cat Heal

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After buying a cat from a reputable breeder and bringing it home, you need to neuter or desex it–unless you bought it for breeding. Neutering a male cat doesn’t just control breeding; it also prevents the behavioural problems that most male cats develop. If you aren’t happy with your cat’s frequent wandering, aggressive tendencies and territorial markings, neuter or desex it to stop these annoying behaviours. Pet desexing could also prevent peri-anal fistulas, prostate problems and testicular cancer. Read More»

Understanding Kidney Stones In Dogs

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Kidney stones are made up of naturally occurring by-products of the kidney, such as calcium, uric acid and oxalate. They have a crystal-like appearance and can vary in size and number. All breeds of dog can develop kidney stones, but certain breeds are particularly susceptible to this condition. It’s not always possible to identify why a dog develops kidney stones, but they can occur as a result of recurrent urinary tract infections or a diet that causes the urine to be too alkaline in nature. Read More»

Three Essential Guidelines for Handling Puppy Vaccinations

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Puppies and grown dogs are vulnerable to infectious diseases. Therefore, if you have become the owner of a little canine, it is advisable to plan for vaccinations. Vaccines are a critical preventive measure against illnesses that could be fatal. In general, the process involves introducing an agent which stimulates the natural immune response of the puppy. Consequently, if the dog is exposed to the disease, their body will be able to fight the infection. Read More»

All There Is to Know About After-Hours Veterinary Services

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If you own a pet, one of your top priorities will be to ensure its health and safety. When your pet develops a sickness, finding the best veterinary hospital is usually the best action to take. Unfortunately, this may not always be easy, especially if you just got your first pet or moved into a new area. Worse still, if it’s an emergency in the middle of the night, you may not know where to take your beloved pet. Read More»

Your Guide to Dog Vaccination

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With so many people around the world concerned about the global coronavirus outbreak, many pet owners have started to look more closely at their dog vaccination programme. In fact, coronavirus is something that has been recorded in both domestic cats and dogs for some time. However, pet owners should not be unduly alarmed by this. The specific contagion affecting the world – Covid-19 – has not yet been scientifically recorded as something that can be transmitted by domestic pets, according to the World Health Organisation. Read More»

How To Have A Successful Vet Appointment With A Nervous Dog

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Dogs react in different ways to a vet visit, and some react by showing anxiety. This can be stressful as a pet owner, as regular vet visits are really important to their health. This short guide offers a few things you can do to have a successful vet appointment despite a nervous pet. Choose the Right Vet The right vet will be able to help calm your dog’s anxieties and make your appointment a success. Read More»