With more time up our sleeves than ever, services we would normally outsource have suddenly become our next DIY project. Dog grooming is one of those tasks that we ‘never really had time for’, in fact there’s an entire burgeoning industry based on this very job, with clippers in toe waiting to primp and prep your pet so they can live their best life.Read more
Chances are that your greyhound has now become used to the extra attention they’ve been receiving at home, the extra walks and play-time, and perhaps the additional treats that they’ve been spoiled with while owners have been in isolation or working from home.Read more
While many of us feel our pants becoming a little more snug from the ‘Rona snacks’ we have all been having during isolation, a video has emerged on Twitter of a man working out with his dog Magnus that has since gone viral with over 12 million views.Read more
Like us, dogs in old age begin to show signs of wear and tear in their joints. It’s not uncommon for dogs to develop arthritis in their hips, knees, shoulders and elbows which may cause discomfort and reduce their mobility.Read more
All animals have instinctive behaviours designed to help them acquire food. For omnivores like the dog, this includes the sequence of behaviours that allowed them to catch and eat other animals when they had to survive in the wild. Selective breeding has altered how certain breeds of dogs express this behavioural sequence that was essential to their survival before they had us humans to provide for all their needs! For example, certain herding breeds, like the Border Collie, have been bred with an emphasis on the ‘stare’ portion of the sequence. Similarly, greyhounds have been bred with an emphasis on the ‘chase’ portion – this is what makes them such fabulous athletes!Read more
During the pandemic, we have witnessed regular household items become hot commodities in supermarkets, and unexpectedly, so too did dog adoptions.
Pet stores, animal shelters and breeders were inundated with enquiries as people turned to animals for comfort and to ease the anxiety of looming job losses and the threat of a recession.Read more
Canine influenza or dog flu, can cause dogs to be uncomfortable, sick and in severe cases, pose a serious risk to their life. While most cases are not fatal, it’s important to be prepared and know the symptoms you should look out for.Read more
Barking is a natural behaviour for any dog, it’s a means of expressing themselves and communicating with you. Expecting a dog to never bark is unreasonable, much like expecting humans never to talk. The key to achieving a peaceful household is to understand what your dog is trying to tell you and then work together to find a solution that benefits both you and the neighbourhood!Read more
It’s so easy to reward your best mate with a bit of food from your plate, as they intently stare at every bite you take. While the occasional dog-friendly treat is ok, what you feed your dog may actually be dangerous and sometimes poisonous to your dog.Read more
While physical distancing and handwashing are still the new way of life, restrictions in NSW have eased a little which means life for you and your pooch are slowly returning to normal.
While the road to get back to complete normality is a little way off, there are plenty of options for you and your 4-legged companion to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air again.Read more