The new state-of-the-art Grafton Greyhound Racing Club track opens on Monday 14th June 2021 with its first official race meeting!
As we’re sure you’re aware, dry dog food doesn’t occur naturally. There is no tree from which small brown balls are picked and packed for your pooch. A bit like our favourite cereal brands which we often eat regularly for breakfast like cornflakes!
If your dog is afraid of the humble vacuum cleaner, rest assured they are not alone. Even the sight of a vacuum can sometimes be enough to set them off in a panic, which can result in barking, howling, or seeking refuge by running away and hiding.
Pet ownership in a rental property has always been a point of contention for city dwellers. Most rental agreements will have strict ‘no pets’ policies, particularly in apartment blocks where living spaces can be confined, and noise can easily travel.
Pet safe plants that are easy to care for
How dogs can help children with Autism
14 dog-friendly veggies
Common mistakes made by pet owners
Benefits of apple cider vinegar
Introducing honey to your dog's diet can offer a myriad of health benefits. Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties which can aid with dogs who suffer from arthritis, it also packed with antioxidants that work as an immune booster, helps reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease - not to mention the fact that your dog will love licking every last morsel of this sweet treat.
It's been quite some time since Australia has experienced rain and flood on such a scale. No sooner had we weathered the recent La Niña summer, we were also hit with the ‘one-in-one-hundred-year’ event that has seen vast areas of NSW declared disaster zones.
The increasing popularity of greyhounds as family pets, was never more evident than at Sunday’s National Adoption Day in Sydney, with the event deemed one of the most successful ever.
Similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, dogs can suffer from dementia in old age. While the signs may not be blatantly obvious, there are behaviours your dog may exhibit which will give you an indication that they may be experiencing cognitive dysfunction.
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from dandruff which results in white flakes falling from their coat, particularly during brushing. Severe cases can cause inflammation, scabs, hair loss, and bald patches.
At GAPNSW we celebrate the uniqueness of all our dogs, we truly believe that their individual personalities and quirks make them all beautiful in their own way.
If the last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s that new diseases can seemingly appear out of nowhere, leaving us scared and confused about just how it will affect our lives – the same can happen for our pets.
As we approach Easter, and our homes flood with an abundance of chocolate eggs in every shape and flavour – it’s important to remember that chocolate is extremely toxic for dogs and must be stored in areas that are not accessible to their curious paws and quick mouths.
While life moves at pace and we are busy doing the things we know are important for our dog, like feeding them nutritious food, setting aside time for walks and play, and occasionally visiting the Vet – it can be easy to forget a very important aspect of maintaining a healthy pooch. What we are talking about is hygiene.
If the last 2 years have taught us anything, it’s to be prepared in case of an emergency situation.
Now more than ever, we have seen a huge shift towards earth-loving products and practices. Products on supermarkets shelves now proudly call out the level of ‘biodegradable’ ingredients used to manufacture their products, huge stamps call out sustainably certified practices and we have even seen a shift in fast food chains now using paper straws.