Dog Health

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 →

Itchy skin in dogs explained by Vet Tina Levy

Itchy skin in dogs

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 Itchy skin in dogs explained by Vet Tina Levy

Dry skin in Winter is just one of the several causes of itchy skin in dogs according to veterinarian Tina Levy from Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital in Sydney.  Tina shares her expert knowledge and her top tips to help prevent and treat your dog for itchy skin. 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 dog warm in Winter

Best tips to keep your dog warm in winter

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Top tips to keep your dog warm in Winter (without wrapping her up with a big blanket)

Just like us, our dogs in winter need to keep warm to stay in top shape throughout the colder months. As the temperature drops, look after your pooch with our top tips to keep your dog warm in Winter. 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 →

Why is the French Bulldog so popular?

Why is the French Bulldog so popular?

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Why is the French Bulldog so popular?

The popularity of the French Bulldog and other flat-faced brachycephalic dogs in the UK continues to rise. The French Bulldog is set to become the most registered dog in 2017, overtaking the Labrador Retrievers’ 27-year reign at the top. But why is the French Bulldog so popular? Continue Reading →

High meat diet for dogs is best says NZ study

High meat diet for dogs is best says NZ study

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High meat diet for dogs is best says NZ study

By serving up a high meat diet for dogs rather than the “human-like” fare favoured by many, dog owners can improve the well-being of their pet, a new study shows. Continue Reading →

Dogs and Toxic Plants in Australia list

Dogs and Toxic plants in Australia – list of plants you don’t want near your dog!

Dogs and Toxic Plants in Australia

Brunfelsia also known as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Photo: Philipp Weigell CC-BY-3.0

Small animal Veterinarian, Dr Anne Fawcett was interviewed recently for a Pets4Life podcast about the common animal emergencies she sees in her clinic. Dogs and toxic plants in Australia was one of the many things Dr Fawcett talked about in the podcast. She mentions a plant known as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. This pretty flower causes serious illness including seizures in dogs.

Keep your pet safe from toxic plants and household poisons is the topic of our three-part blog series. Continue Reading →

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 →