Dog Health

Truths about cat and dog nutrition by Dr Mina Magelakis

 Dr Mina Magelakis explains cat and dog nutrition

Dr Mina Magelakis holding Tiggy. Photo: Royal Canin

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 →

Dr Chris Brown’s guide for a safe, dog-friendly backyard

Vet Chris Brown's guide for a safe, dog-friendly backyard

Dr Chris Brown at the Dog Lovers Show 2017, Sydney. Photo: found on Dog Lovers Show website

During the Dog Lovers Show 2017 in Sydney, Dr Chris Brown gave an informative and entertaining talk on the KONG stage about how to make a safe, dog-friendly backyard. Continue Reading →

KONG toys for dogs explained by Rodney Gooch

Kong toys for dogs

Doza in the crate with a KONG ball. Quest in the playpen with a puppy KONG and a Wobbler. Photo: Rodney Gooch

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 →

Managing osteoarthritis in dogs and cats

Osteoarthritis in dogs and cats

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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 →

August is Pet Dental Month

August is Pet Dental Month in Australia

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August is Pet Dental Month, protect your pet against dental disease!

When was the last time your pet’s teeth had a thorough examination and clean by a veterinarian? August is Pet Dental Health Month and pet owners are being encouraged to speak to their veterinarian about what they can do to ensure their pet maintains good oral health. Continue Reading →

WIN a SolClean Pet Care pack

WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack

WIN a SolClean Pet Care Pack

This competition has closed. Congratulations to our winners: Helen Tupila (QLD), Chrissy Roberts (WA) and Jessie Hvas (NSW). 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 →

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