KONG has been around since a German Shepherd called Fritz and his owner, Joe Markham invented an odd looking toy designed to distract the dog from chewing rocks 41 years ago. Markham refined the toy’s design, developed a super strong rubber formula and began production in 1976. The rest we say is history! Today KONG toys are enthusiastically used and recommended by veterinarians, trainers, dog professionals and satisfied dog and cat owners worldwide. Rodney Gooch, KONG Advisor Team Coordinator in Australia explains the different types of KONG toys for dogs, shares a story about Axel the barking Ridgeback and his top tips to keep your dog healthy and happy. Continue Reading →
Rodney Gooch, KONG Advisor Team Coordinator chats with Pets4Life about how to keep your indoor cat entertained with KONG toys. Cats who are solely indoors will require plenty of stimulation and interaction to help alleviate boredom and allow them to express their natural instincts. Playing with your cat is a great way to cultivate a bond between cat and their owner. Rodney shares his tips about entertaining your indoor cat safely. Continue Reading →
It is common practice for the perpetrator of domestic violence to lure family members back home, or prevent them from leaving, by threatening to harm the pet. Sometimes it is also the lack of pet-friendly accommodation options that stop people from leaving a dangerous situation. With the RSPCA NSW Safe Beds for Pets Program, families can now leave domestic violence situations and not fear for the safety of their pets. Continue Reading →
12 ways to celebrate National Dog Day 2017
National Dog Day 2017 celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed, and recognises the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. This special day also honours family dogs and service dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Continue Reading →
Osteoarthritis in dogs and cats is a chronic condition that will increase as our pets grow older.
Small animal surgery specialist, Dr Stephen Fearnside explains how osteoarthritis in dogs and cats is treated and what the future might hold to help manage chronic pain in Aussie family pets. Continue Reading →