Cat Health

Michaela’s low-cost DIY catio

Michaela Lobb shares her ideas for a low-cost DIY catio

Michaela Lobb shares her ideas for a low-cost DIY catio

Maximus and Vincent enjoy their DIY catio. Photo: supplied

Michaela Lobb lives in Berwick, Victoria with three ‘moggie’ cats Vincent, Maximus and Tabitha.

When Michaela bought her first house in 2013, she wanted a secure outdoor area for Vincent where he could get fresh air and exercise while still being a house cat. So, with help from her family, Michaela created a simple low-cost DIY catio, which is now enjoyed by all her three cats. And when Vincent, Maximus and Tabitha are not using their scratching posts, napping or playing in the catio, Michaela takes them outside for a walk on a lead.

Michaela says her cats love their low-cost DIY catio so much, she has to feed them inside the house just so she can spend time with them. Continue Reading →

WIN a SolClean Pet Care pack

WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack

WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack

You can WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack RRP $74.70! Thanks to SolClean, we have three packs to giveaway suitable for cats and dogs.  SolClean uses the latest technologies that are chemical free, non-toxic, gentle to people, pets and the environment. Continue Reading →

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

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Winter Cat Care Talks 2017 at Cat Protection Society NSW

Cat Protection Society NSW is a charity dedicated to finding loving and responsible homes for cats in need and actively working with government and non-government agencies to promote and improve cat welfare.  Cat Protection Society NSW’s winter cat care talks are back! These information sessions will provide up-to-date, practical advice delivered by experts.   Continue Reading →

PIAA Pet First Aid Workshops in Australia

PIAA Pet First Aid workshops in Australia

PIAA Pet First Aid Workshops in Australia

PIAA is excited to be offering Pet First Aid Workshops across Australia. If you are involved in the pet
industry or even a dedicated pet owner, then this course is a must do.  The PIAA Pet First Aid workshops are designed for a caring pet owner, walkers & pet minders, pet boarders, pet groomers and anyone who is simply interested in learning about pet health & pet care. Continue Reading →

Top tips to keep your cat warm in Winter

Top tips to keep your cat warm in Winter

Is your cat feeling the cold? Photo: Alexandru Zdrobau/Unsplash.com

Top tips to keep your cat warm in Winter

Does your cat stay away, meow excessively, hide under the blanket or just being grumpy? It could be a sign that your cat is feeling cold.  The Winter months can aggravate health issues like arthritis in cats.  Don’t worry, we have a few simple tips to keep your cat warm in Winter. Your feline member of the family should be happy and toasty in no time.    Continue Reading →

Common household dangers for cats and dogs

Common household dangers for cats and dogs

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Common household dangers for cats and dogs

This is part three of our toxic plants and household dangers for cats and dogs series.  If you haven’t already, check out part one: ‘Dogs and Toxic Plants‘ or if you have a cat, you need to read part two, Cats and Toxic Plants.

In part three, Kevin Crawshaw has put together a list of common household dangers for cats and dogs.  Pets4Life is all about cats and dogs well-being but let’s don’t forget our other pets! Ensure your birds, rabbits, chickens and any other pets are safe from household dangers.

Kevin shares a few tips to help keep your pet safe from serious injury …not to mention high vet bills from unexpected emergencies.  Continue Reading →

Cats and Toxic Plants in Australia

Cats and Toxic Plants in Australia

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Cats and Toxic Plants in Australia

Keep your pet safe from toxic plants and household poisons is the topic of our three-part blog series. If you have a dog, we recommend you check out part one ‘Dogs and Toxic Plants‘.  In part two, Kevin Crawshaw has researched into cats and toxic plants in Australia.  Kevin has done the hard work for us and put together a list of plants that can be toxic to cats with varying degrees of danger to their life and health. Continue Reading →

Best Feline Friend cat food recall in Australia

Best Feline Friends cat food recall in Australia

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A popular brand of cat food has been stripped from shelves after claims it has killed some family pets and made others critically ill reported bYahoo 7 News on 8th May 2017.

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Vets fight antibiotic resistance in pets

Vets fight antibiotic resistance in pets

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Vets play a vital role in tackling antibiotic resistance in pets

Australia’s peak veterinary body, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), says the veterinary profession has long been proactive in working alongside human heath experts to fight antibiotic resistance in pets at every opportunity.

Antimicrobial Resistance – from awareness to action, is the theme of World Veterinary Day on 29 April and it highlights the important role that vets play in ensuring responsible use of antimicrobials in farm animals and in pets. Continue Reading →

Tips to keep your pet healthy from Pets4Life community

Tips to keep your pet healthy from the Pets4Life community

Ruby enjoys daily walks to Ettalong beach. Photo: Lexie Macdonald

Pets4Life community shares their tips to keep your pet healthy

It’s well known that pets bring many benefits to our lives.  Research has shown that owning a pet can have a number of physical health benefits including increased cardiovascular health, increased physical activity and fewer visits to the doctor. Pets are also great caregivers. They keep us company when we’re sick or feeling down. In return, as pet parents, we have a duty of care to keep our pets healthy and happy.

We asked a question in our recent Blackmores Hamper competition, what is your tip to keep your pet healthy?  We’ve selected a few entries from the competition to share with you these ‘paws of wisdom’ from the Pets4Life community. Continue Reading →