Simple Ways to Keep Pets Cool & Safe in Summer.

This post was first written in 2016 to give alternatives to owners who do not have air-conditioning spaces for their dogs, rabbits or older cats to seek refuge in during hot spells.  The original version went viral and continues to have a global reach. We update this post on an intermittent basis to add new […]

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You know it is a cold morning when:

Even the dog dresses itself…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE2EfHaRzLA

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When Slip Slidin’ Along Ain’t Fun; Get-A-Grip: Dogs

When Slip Slidin’ Along Ain’t Cool: Get-A- Grip. Dogs First. Modern house floor surface and coverings and our pets are often a bad mix. I see anything from minor or major disruption to households and to the pets where these modern shiny floors cause pets major problems; resulting in a compromise for welfare in terms […]

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Happy Hole Digging for Dogs-Dinosaurs not Boredom as the Trigger

I wrote this article some time ago for the Centre for Vet Education Sydney Uni as I was getting seriously cranky with the number of second opinion canine cases I saw that had been mislabelled as “Boredom” hole diggers. The holes dug by these dogs are not the shallow crater holes true for boredom digging– these […]

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Pretty Poisons in the Yard Series: “Sago-Palm (Cycad)-A Deadly Beauty”

OPAL Score=6 (Male) Sago-Palm is a cycad, not a palm, but regardless of what its correct classification is, this plant is so DEADLY to pets and children, that in my view, its planting should not be promoted or encouraged by anyone regardless of how pretty it is.  Read below for more information. Cycads are not […]

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Why do some dogs prefer to urinate indoors?

As we breed more and more hyper-sociable dogs, who live indoors with us and train us to spoil them at the top level of indulgence and love, we see more and more toilet training issues- even in adult dogs. For many dogs, there are lots of very good reasons why it is perfectly acceptable to […]

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