Spring into action now that spring has sprung to ensure your pet is prepared for the warmer weather.
Pheromones are released from various glands of an animal's body to communicate with members of the same species throughout the animal kingdom. Synthetic pheromones are now being used as a non-invasive solution to manage stress-related problems in pets.
While chocolate is a much-loved treat for humans, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it can also affect cats and other pets.
Cats going on their own holiday to the kennel or cattery are likely to be in contact with many new cats and possibly other animals. If you can ensure that they are up-to-date with any vaccinations ahead of time, maximum protection can be established in time for your travel dates.
Australians love their cats, and more households are getting cats each year. But research suggests that compared to dogs, cats still aren’t getting the veterinary care they need and deserve.
Desexing both male and female cats will help prevent urine marking, territorial behaviour, fighting, roaming, injuries and unwanted kittens.
Pyometra refers to infection of the uterus; therefore it cannot occur in speyed (desexed) bitches. It is most often seen around 8 weeks after heat in the non-pregnant bitch.
Rat and mouse numbers tend to rise as cooler weather forces them to search for food closer to our homes, sheds and garages. Be aware that rat baits might be out on neighbouring properties and contact your vet if your pet appears off-colour.