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Senior Pets

Friday, May 14, 2021

Aging is an unavoidable part of life, and when it comes to our pets, some will age without any major issues, and some will need a little extra TLC. It is important to know what age-related changes look like and how to manage them appropriately, so we can ensure our pets are comfortable.

When does my pet become a senior?

This can vary between individuals and can be greatly influenced by breed, …

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Keeping your pets active in winter

Friday, May 14, 2021

It can be hard to get out of your warm bed or off the cosy couch on a winter’s morning for exercise, and your pet can feel the same way too!

It’s important to continue exercising your pet in winter, as well as keeping them mentally stimulated. Being cooped up inside can encourage destructive and other negative behaviours. On a fine day, walks, runs, catching up with friends and play sessions …

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Dental disease and prevention

Friday, May 14, 2021

Dental disease is one of the most common but preventable diseases in pets. It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly the longer it is left untreated. 

What is dental disease?

Dental disease is caused by a bacterial infection that builds up in a substance called plaque. Plaque is made up of food particles and saliva. It sticks …

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Easter hazards

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Easter can be an exciting time for both adults and children. While we prepare for Easter, it is essential to keep an eye on potential dangers for your furry friend.

Chocolate

Chocolate contains both caffeine and theobromine (a chemical compound found in the cacao plant) which can be fatal to our pets. It is important to keep chocolate out of reach this Easter. If you are hiding chocolate eggs, keep your pets …

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Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Keeping your indoor cat happy

Keeping your cat entertained in your home can become a full-time job. That is why we have put together some tips to keep your indoor cat happy and engaged:

Create a high area for your cat to perch
Getting up high is an important way to relieve stress in the feline world. It is therefore essential to have accessible and safe high up resting places.

Play with your cat
Our …

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Pet Dental Health: Signs of Trouble

Friday, February 28, 2020

Dental health is important to your pet’s overall well-being.
When they have issues with their teeth and gums, it can lead to loss of appetite.
It is highly recommended to get your pets’ teeth checked regularly.

Even before their annual dental check with the vet, we also
recommend doing routine checks at home. Generally, teeth should be clean and
white and gums should be firm and pink. Here are some things you need to …

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Caring for Senior Dogs

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

When your beloved pet start to age towards their senior years, they will have different needs. Just as with humans, old age comes with a lot of challenges. They will need your support now more than ever.

So, first thigs first, do you know when your dog is
considered a senior pet? The way dogs age really depend on their breed. Large
breed dogs age faster – so a Great Dane will …

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Keeping Your Pets Sun Safe

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

While the longer days of summer are enjoyable for most pets (and humans), the heat can pose dangers to pets. Sunburn, heatstroke and burned paws are the more common hazards pets face during summer months. Skin cancer is also common in cats and dogs, even if their fur provides a layer of protection. 

Here are some tips to keep your pet safe while having fun under the sun:

Slap on some sunscreen …

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Dog on a road trip

Preparing for your Pet’s First Road Trip

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

With summer just around the corner, you might be thinking
about doing a road trip with the family. Do you bring your fur babies with you?
If you plan on being on the road with your pet, here are some tips to keep everyone
happy:

Make sure your pet is microchipped – In case
your pet runs and gets lost, this is the first thing people will check. Make
sure that the contact information you …

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Spring Checklist for Pets

Thursday, October 31, 2019

If the cosy spring weather has got you in the mood for
spring cleaning your home, you might want to consider going through a spring
checklist for your pets as well. It’s that time of the year when we shed off
the winter blues, open the doors and windows and step out into the bright sunny
outdoors.

But before we do all that, let’s keep pets safe and healthy
with these tips:

Have your pet …

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