Puppy Proof the Home

Puppy Parenting Guide Yep… the favourite pair of shoes might get chewed if left out. It is not the puppy’s fault ….Okay before your blood pressure goes through the roof, let’s discuss the inevitable.Puppies learn by investigation, they will sniff, scratch and chew things. So let’s just accept there are going...
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Set the Rules

Puppy Parenting Guide Even if it is just you and your new best mate it is about setting the rules and sticking to them.The most important discussion even if it is just you and your new best mate is about setting the rules and sticking to them. This avoids mixed messages and...
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Exercise and Training

We know puppy has not yet been fully vaccinated but that does not mean you cannot start training.Even if it is just in the safety of your home We can start at home by getting them used to their name. Starting with a collar and lead. Yes every puppy hates a...
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Book a Trip to the Vet

Chances are your puppy is between 8-12 weeks when you get them home so there are a few preventative health needs your pet requires.It’s a busy time in a puppy’s life and lots to remember. Advances in pet health care happen at a rapid rate so it’s best to meet with...
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Planning

 Most of you are going to have a little road trip with your newborn after you first meet.This may be your pup’s first trip in the car. As much as we want to cuddle them in the car, for safety’s sake it’s best to have them restrained in a puppy harness...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Feebee

Meet Feebee, our Brave Pet of the MonthEarly last year Feebee came to see us because her right eye had become sore with green discharge, and she was reluctant to open the eye properly. Further testing revealed that she had a shallow scratch on the surface on her eye and also...
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The Power of Pets

 Our pets are often the lynch pin to family life.Growing up, I think my sister and I ticked the list off. I have dozens of childhood memories of bringing home the waifs and strays. Sure, my parents really believed me the kittens followed me home! Having Trixie, the pony in the...
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Cat’s Corner - Cat AIDs

Does your feline friend like to go out and about?Does your feline friend like to go out and about? Whether it’s just relaxing under a tree in the back yard, or whether they like to go visit the neighbours, getting out can be a lot of fun for your cat. However...
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Is Your Rabbit in Danger?

 A new viral strain of the rabbit calicivirus, or Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (HVD), was released in 600 locations in March.This virus is expected to be more lethal than the current strains, especially in the wetter, colder climates. Victorian pet rabbits are particularly at risk.RHDV is spread by insect vectors, such...
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Puppy Parenting

 Welcome to puppy parenting.As with human babies, puppies don’t come with an instruction manual. Here are some tips to get you started with puppy training.Make training a positive, happy experience. How would you like to be told off or worse still, smacked when you are learning a new task and get...
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The Facts on the Birds and Bees/Rabbits

Rabbits are social beings and live happier, more fulfilled lives with a mate, but beware…The Facts on the Birds and Bees/RabbitRabbits are social beings and live happier, more fulfilled lives with a mate, but beware…Male rabbits (bucks) mature often by 4 months old.Female (does) rabbits generally mature from 4-6 months old.Does...
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Protection from Infection

Vaccination is the only protection against common diseases that have no cure.Vaccination is the only protection against common diseases that have no cure.Who's at risk? Age is no excuse! Everyone is at risk. The young, infirm or older pets are more likely to contract more serious complications.We protect our cats against:Panleucopenia...
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