All languages have idioms, but Japan seems to really get into cats. Here are a few examples of cats in Japanese idioms. Continue Reading →
Why are some cats friendly and more curious towards humans while others run away? As reported in the RSPCA Science Update 58 October 2017, this article is a review of the human-cat relationship over the last 30 years of research including findings on the cat to cat and cat to human communication, cat personalities and cat to owner personalities. Continue Reading →
Springtime allergies can affect dogs too!
The Delta Society Australia shares their top tips to help dog owners minimise springtime allergies in dogs. Just like humans, dogs can be affected by seasonal allergies like hayfever and can experience similar symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, itching and an irritated rash. Continue Reading →
Aversive dog training is related to higher incidences of behaviour problems, aggression and fear in dogs according to Researcher, Ziv G (2017)’s article ‘The effects of using aversive training methods in dogs – A review’ in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. Continue Reading →
Are you and your pets ready for the bushfire season? With 80% of New South Wales covered by grasslands, the warmer months ahead will bring an increased risk of fires and threaten the lives of humans and their animals. Forethought on bushfire safety for pets may mean the difference between survival or losing your pet. Continue Reading →
During this Mental Health Week, the peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding pet owners to keep a watchful eye on the mental health of not just people, but also their pets. Like humans, mental illness in pets can develop and it’s important to diagnose them and commence treatment as early as possible. Continue Reading →
A good canine citizen is a well-mannered dog. And a well-manned dog can be taken anywhere and loved by all. Puppy school and further dog training will help your dog to become a good canine citizen in your community.
Beware! There’s a lot of outdated and incorrect advice on the Internet about dog training, which may do more harm than good to your dog. How you train your dog has a profound effect on how the dog learns, their attitude to training and their relationship with you. Cathy Beer uncovers 3 common myths in dog training. Continue Reading →
How to feed our pets properly is critical to their well-being. There is some confusion regarding cat and dog nutrition and how to ensure the pet food we buy will meet their needs.
Royal Canin‘s Dr Mina Magelakis uncovers the truth behind some common myths surrounding cat and dog nutrition. Dr Mina addresses cat and dog nutritional needs for general health and wellbeing, meat vs vegetarian, grain-free diets, food allergies, and what you need to know about feeding pets raw food. Continue Reading →