While chocolate is a much-loved treat for humans, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it can also affect cats and other pets.
Cats going on their own holiday to the kennel or cattery are likely to be in contact with many new cats and possibly other animals. If you can ensure that they are up-to-date with any vaccinations ahead of time, maximum protection can be established in time for your travel dates.
Australians love their cats, and more households are getting cats each year. But research suggests that compared to dogs, cats still aren’t getting the veterinary care they need and deserve.
There are several options for your cat if you are planning a holiday. You can get a house-sitter, or ask someone to visit your cat regularly, or you can board your cat at a cattery.
The type of litter you use, the type of litter tray, where it is located and how you clean it all have an influence on your cat's toileting habits.
Is your dog a bundle of seemingly endless energy? Do you find it difficult to take them for walks, to training classes, or let them inside because they’re constantly excited and jumping up? Here is some advice to help restore the joy of living with your high-energy hound.
There can be many reasons why birds pluck their own feathers or self-mutilate. Parrots are especially prone to the condition, which presents a complex problem for the owner and veterinarian.
Shedding hair is a natural process for most dogs that occurs throughout the year, but it may be more pronounced in spring and summer or during periods of illness, stress, pregnancy or nursing.
Many dogs are tragically fearful of storms, especially those that incorporate thunder and lightning. Fears can also develop in response to other noises such as fireworks, cap guns, whips and gun shots.
Before you travel, ask yourself: will my cat or dog be comfortable and happy? Some animals simply prefer to stay at home, so pet sitting or boarding may be the best option. If you do decide to take your pet along, you must take as much care with the preparation of your pet’s trip as your own.
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