Saturday, September 28, 2019
Spring is not usually associated with pet safety issues, but there are many dangers lurking in your garden and in your home that you should be aware of. The warmer weather are ideal for fur babies to start exploring the outdoors again. When they’re out there, they are naturally curious which can lead to trouble.
Here are some possible spring time hazards that you need to
watch out for:
Fertilisers – …READ MORE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
At the end of July, one of our vets Dr Kim Telford travelled to Samoa for her 13th volunteer veterinary trip with South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) and in conjunction with Animal Protection Society Samoa. Each trip is comprised of veterinarians and nurses from all over the country (and sometimes world) and often the volunteers do not know each other prior to the trip. Groups are sent to islands/villages where locals …READ MORE
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Neutering or desexing
is a surgical procedure to stop pets from reproducing. Other than population
control, there are a lot of advantages to doing it. Neutering can be done for
both males and females, cats and dogs.
Decreases chance of developing mammary cancer for both female
cats and dogsPrevents life-threatening pyometra (womb infection) for
female dogsLessens risk of contracting Feline Aids virus for catsPrevents enlargement of prostate (benign prostatic
hyperplasia) in dogsRemoves the risk …
Thursday, July 25, 2019
With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, your pets must be
going stir crazy. Winter can be a difficult time for pets who are used to being
outdoors or going on daily walks. Being
cooped up for days means they have a lot of energy and not enough exercise.
When this happens, chaos ensues – plants get destroyed,
shoes get chewed up, pillows end up on the floor and furniture can get knocked
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Ever get that feeling during winter? You know the one. That
feeling that makes you not want to get up in the morning and just stay in your
warm comfortable bed all day? The winter blues are real and can cause a general
feeling of depression. The shorter days reduces exposure to sunlight, which in
turn affects production of melatonin – a hormone produced by the pineal gland that
makes you feel sleepy. The lack …
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Winter has arrived! The top thing to remember for this season is this: if you’re feeling cold, so are your pets. Keeping them warm during the chilly months will help keep them healthy and happy. Here are a few things to keep pets warm through winter:
A warm and cosy bed – Pull that pet bed closer to the heater or add a heatpad to keep them extra warm. Keep …READ MORE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Bunnies are cute and cuddly creatures, but require specific
care. During the Easter holidays, there is a historical increase in sales and
adoption of rabbits. However, many of them end up abandoned or uncared for. It’s
important to realise that rabbits have a lifespan of about 10 years or more.
They also require the same amount of care as any other pet. As such, before taking
one home, potential pet owners needs to understand the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
One of the biggest concerns for most new dog owners is house training. Don’t be scared! It’s not as hard as you may think it is. The key to house training your puppy is consistency and patience. House training a new pet may take anywhere between two weeks to 6 months – depending on the age, breed and general background of your puppy (previous living conditions, old habits).
One important factor …READ MORE
Thursday, February 28, 2019
They’re very small, they hide well, they bite and suck blood, and they cause diseases. We’re talking about one of the most feared and hated pests that every pet owner should know about: FLEAS!
They’ve been around for millions of years with evidence of their existence dating back to the Mesozoic era — yes, there were already prehistoric fleas when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. They are as much of …READ MORE
Saturday, January 5, 2019
When temperatures rise during the summer months, pets are in danger of suffering from a heat stroke. If you’re feeling hot during the sizzling summer days, imagine how hot it must be for your furry friends? Pets rely on their owners to keep them cool in the warm weather.
Here are some tips to for keeping your pets healthy and safe in the summer heat:
Provide your pets with plenty …READ MORE