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Household Hazards for Birds

When we think of toxins, the first things that come to mind are those our birds may swallow.  But potentially just as serious are those hazards that may exist in our bird-buddy’s environment that we may not even be aware of. Here are some of the most common environmental toxins that can be inhaled, ingested […]

Toxic Food For Birds

Birds are such wonderfully interactive companions that it seems like the most natural thing in the world for us to share our food with them, sometimes even without thinking. Food treats are also a great way to train and bond with birds. But, as for dogs, cats and other animals, many human treats are unsuitable […]

Help! My Cat Is Vomiting!

For a devoted cat-parent, seeing our kitty vomiting and not knowing the cause, how serious it might be, or what to do to help them feel more comfortable can be distressing. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the possible causes of vomiting in cats, important information to communicate to your vet, and other […]

10 Pet Parenting Predicaments and How To Avoid Them

As proud pet parents, we all like to think that every decision we make regarding our cherished animal companions is right and supports their well-being. This month’s blog highlights some of the most common pet-parenting pitfalls and how to avoid them. Impulse Buying or Adopting Scrolling through social media pages and seeing all the beautiful, […]

Why Is My Dog Eating Dirt?

As the human parent of a canine, you have, in all likelihood, often asked yourself, “Why did my dog just eat that?” Dogs are, by nature, inquisitive beings and tend to “investigate” things first with their noses and mouths. While this is normal, the habitual consumption of non-food items is classified as an eating disorder […]

Is It Dangerous To Vape Around Pets?

The use of e-cigarettes, or “vaping”, as most of us know it, has taken off in the last ten years or so. This is mainly due to many smokers finding e-cigarettes an effective alternative to nicotine gums, patches and acupuncture to help them stop smoking. The trend has attracted many “non-traditional smokers” as well, with […]

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL? Why ALL puppies need socialisation.

If we had $1 for every time we’ve heard the words: “I’ve had dogs before/all my life, I don’t need puppy school” or “I have a little dog, surely he doesn’t need training?” we would be outrageously wealthy. The reality is, if you want a dog who is never exposed to new people or other […]

BLOAT: Could Your Dog Be at High Risk for this Life-Threatening Condition?

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), commonly referred to as gastric torsion or “bloat”, is a serious condition, fatal if left untreated. The stomach becomes severely distended with gas, fluid or food, which puts pressure on the surrounding organs and decreases blood flow to and from these organs. When the stomach twists, it completely obstructs the blood supply to […]

Cats Eating Dog Food & Dogs Eating Cat Food

Given the smorgasbord of different pet foods available these days, most pet parents know that their pets require diets tailored to their specific needs in terms of species, life stage, lifestyle and health status. But should we be worried if our dog and cat swap bowls? Can Cats Eat Dog Food? While the occasional snack […]