Health & Wellbeing

Our vet and pet care experts have put together the latest information and advice on how to ensure your furry friend is happy and healthy.

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Why you shouldn’t feed your Pet a Supermarket Diet

Buying pet food from the supermarket is quick, convenient and often cheaper. Unfortunately, it's also a lot less healthy and nutritious for your pet, and may cause serious and expensive health problems in the long run.

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How to Bathe your Cat and Survive Scratch-Free

Cats are generally quite good at keep themselves clean, and rarely do they need a bath (let alone want one). Those few times that they do, however, usually fill their owners with anxiety and dread... after all, those claws are pretty sharp!

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Help your Furry Friend Lose Weight this New Year

Have you spoiled your pet a bit too much over Christmas? Let's talk about pet obesity, why those extra pounds can be so bad for their health, and how to help them slim down...

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Keeping your Pet safe on New Year’s Eve

For our pets, New Year's Eve can be a very fearful time that may cause stress and anxiety. Here are some simple ways we can help reduce this stress and keep our furry friends safe.

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Important Tips for Boarding your Cat or Dog

Are your boarding your pet this holiday season? Here are some important tips to make sure your furry friend is happy and healthy while they're in boarding.

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5 Tips for Travelling with your Pet

It’s getting to that time of year when we start planning our summer holidays. Are you planning on including your pet? Here's are some tips to ensure your furry friend is happy and safe in the car.

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5 Reasons to Use a Pet Sitter these Holidays

Are you planning to go away these holidays and wondering what to do with your pets?

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How to Stop your Dog Scratching Itself

Spring is that time of year when humans start getting hay-fever and our pets start scratching. So what can we do to help our itchy pets?

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5 Things you should Know about Food Allergies in Pets

Do you suspect your furry friend has a food allergy? Food allergies can be hard to diagnose, and even harder to treat. Here are five things you should know about food allergies in pets.

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Common Causes of an Upset Tummy in Cats and Dogs

Stomach upsets are very common in dogs and cats. When do we worry and what situations warrant an emergency trip to the vet?

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Can Pets have Allergies?

Does your pet start scratching at this time of year? Lick and chew their feet non-stop? Or develop skin infections, bottom itching or ear problems?

A side view of a Culex pipiens mosquito, an important vector in West Nile Virus transmission. September 22

How Common is Heartworm in Australia?

Heartworm is a parasitic worm that lodges in the heart and vessels. It is easy to prevent but difficult to treat. How common is it and is your pet really at risk?