Three Canine Pet Vaccination Myths You Must Ignore

Vaccinations are an essential way of protecting your pets from many nasty diseases. parvovirus, for example, affects an estimated 20,000 dogs in Australia each year. Parvovirus is potentially fatal, but the disease is avoidable through vaccination. Unfortunately, despite knowing the importance of pet vaccines, several myths continue to float around, contradicting vet recommendations. As a new pet owner, here are three common vaccination myths that you must ignore to ensure your pet's long-term wellbeing. Read More 

Critical Questions to Ask a Veterinary Surgeon Before Pet Desexing

Have you heard about pet desexing? Do you know what it means and entails? While some pet owners in Australia understand what desexing means, most are clueless. Notably, pet desexing is a surgical procedure performed on cats, dogs and pocket pets such as guinea pigs. The primary purpose of pet desexing is to remove the uterus and ovaries of female pets (spaying) and testicles in male pets (castration). Pet desexing is associated with various benefits, including improved health, reduced behavioural issues and fewer unwanted pets. Read More 

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Dog Desexing

Desexing prevents animals from breeding. This procedure has many health benefits, and it also improves the behaviour of the animal. Many pet owners choose to have this procedure performed to prevent pregnancies. However, the benefits of the procedure do not end there. If you are wondering why you should have a vet perform a desexing procedure on your dog, read on to find out more. 1. Reduces the Risks Associated With Pregnancies  Read More 

4 Puppy Training Errors to Avoid

All dog owners want their pets to be well trained. However, despite the various training methods for canines, most people become disappointed because they miss the crucial concepts. That results in some dogs taking longer to train or failing to grasp the training. Whether the dog shows some progress during the training or not could be a result of your training mistakes. Here are some puppy training mistakes that you should try to avoid. Read More 

Kidney Stones In Cats

Any cat can develop kidney stones regardless of their age or breed. Kidney stones have a crystal-like appearance and are made up of uric acid, calcium and oxalate, which are byproducts of the kidney. They tend to be painful and can cause a urinary tract obstruction, and when urine can't flow freely along the urinary tract, a bacterial infection can develop. It's not always possible to pin down the cause when a cat develops kidney stones, but they can occur as a result of your cat's diet causing their urine to be too alkaline. Read More