Author: Cathy Beer

Kitty Klasses at Cafe Purrfection in Sydney

Ever pilled a cat and lived to tell the tale?  Kitty Klasses at Café Purrfection can teach you how! It may be the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac, but not for felines who are determined to remain one of the world’s oldest and most worshipped pets! To mark the International Cats’ Birthday and the third anniversary of the opening of Sydney’s first cat café, Café Purrfection, on March 1, the Chatswood Cat Palace announces the launch of Kitty Klasses to eduCATe a new generation of cat worshippers. The Kitty Klasses will be held at Café Purrfection –...

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RAW CHICKEN UNLIKELY TO CAUSE PARALYSIS IN DOGS says Dr Brady

What to feed your dog is a ‘hot potato’ topic at the moment! You may have read our recent blog ‘Feeding dogs raw chicken necks warning!’ which says feeding dogs raw chicken meat, particularly chicken necks, has been linked to a rare but potentially fatal type of canine paralysis.  This statement was from a Study led by the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital.  The outcome of the Study found the consumption of raw chicken meat increased the risk of developing the paralysing condition acute polyradiculoneuritis (APN) by more than 70 times.  This was alarming! Since posting our blog,...

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Rise in snake bite pet insurance claims

Pet Insurance Australia is urging all Australians to be snake cautious over the next month few months to avoid serious pet injuries. “It’s hot, it’s dry and many areas around Australia are noting the increase in snake activity,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “To your pet, these slithering creatures look like lots of fun to play with, that can ultimately spell disaster for your beloved pet.” PetSure, the administrator for more than 80% of the companion pet insurance policies in Australia, has also noted an increase in yearly claims of approximately 200 cases from 2016 to 2017....

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Raw food for dogs what you need to know

What we feed our pets has an enormous impact on their health and well-being.  Thank goodness we have moved on from the bad old days of feeding our pets low-quality wet canned dog food.  Nowadays, we are more aware of what we feed ourselves as well as the food we give to the furry member of our family.  Jenny McKellar*, Founder of Life on the Hedge is passionate about sourcing and supplying ethical human-grade raw food for dogs.  Jenny shares her opinion on raw food and a short list of resources for further information. Pets4Life: Do you recommend raw food for...

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Adopt a female mixed breed dog in S.A.

You can adopt a female mixed breed dog in S.A from Kunapa Kari rescue.  This is River! She is the sweetest pup. River is a very gentle little soul. Even though she is very young she is really well behaved around the home and excellent with the big dogs and the older puppy, She just has naturally good manners. She is bigger and sturdier than her sister Snowy, loves her tucker, and loves to explore around the house and play with her sister and her toys. She is an intelligent little dog and will be very easy to train. River...

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