Category Archives: Pet Care Advice

A Tragic Reminder To Never Leave A Child Alone With A Dog

A child should never be left unsupervised with a dog. For any length of time. Period. It’s a simple message but sometimes we all need reminding: “A SIX-DAY-OLD baby has died in the most horrific circumstances after being mauled by

A Tragic Reminder To Never Leave A Child Alone With A Dog

A child should never be left unsupervised with a dog. For any length of time. Period. It’s a simple message but sometimes we all need reminding: “A SIX-DAY-OLD baby has died in the most horrific circumstances after being mauled by

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

Would You Give Your Dog Away After This?

A border collie-spaniel cross named Lucie is being rehomed after chewing on the panel of her owner’s $380,000 car: “I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers

Would You Give Your Dog Away After This?

A border collie-spaniel cross named Lucie is being rehomed after chewing on the panel of her owner’s $380,000 car: “I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Another Reason Why Cats Are Not Miniature Dogs

New research is arguing that cats see humans as… very large cats: “It turns out cats treat humans as though they were the mama cat. When a cat rubs against you with its tail straight in the air, it is

Another Reason Why Cats Are Not Miniature Dogs

New research is arguing that cats see humans as… very large cats: “It turns out cats treat humans as though they were the mama cat. When a cat rubs against you with its tail straight in the air, it is

How To Protect Your Dog From Hypothermia

In freezing temperatures dogs are as much at risk of injury as we are. Here are some simple tips you can use to keep them safe: When outside, prevent direct contact. Exposed skin will chill much quicker if coming into

How To Protect Your Dog From Hypothermia

In freezing temperatures dogs are as much at risk of injury as we are. Here are some simple tips you can use to keep them safe: When outside, prevent direct contact. Exposed skin will chill much quicker if coming into

Beware of the Dog Burglar!

Police have apprehended a burglar who stole a prize-winning French Bulldog and 15 puppies:  “Police said on Saturday 29-year old Vigil Philip Birch was in custody, charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The dogs went missing on

Beware of the Dog Burglar!

Police have apprehended a burglar who stole a prize-winning French Bulldog and 15 puppies:  “Police said on Saturday 29-year old Vigil Philip Birch was in custody, charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property. The dogs went missing on

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

Dog Grooming – The Good, The Bad and… Dog Dyes?

Dog Grooming is big business. Most of the groomers i know are fantastic pet professionals but sometimes things can go a bit too far: “Brown is one of the “extreme groomers.” The fad has become a sport of sorts —

Hints For Choosing Your Veterinarian

With the cost of Veterinary care on the up and up, it is more important then ever to get value for money. But is shopping around saving you a penny, or is it just exposing your pet to cut-price, substandard

Hints For Choosing Your Veterinarian

With the cost of Veterinary care on the up and up, it is more important then ever to get value for money. But is shopping around saving you a penny, or is it just exposing your pet to cut-price, substandard

Does Your Veterinarian Needs A Little ‘Reminding’?

We are all human, right? And no one is perfect, right? Even the health professionals sometimes, how should I say it – forget themselves and need a little reminding. So I was shocked to learn that up to a half

Does Your Veterinarian Needs A Little ‘Reminding’?

We are all human, right? And no one is perfect, right? Even the health professionals sometimes, how should I say it – forget themselves and need a little reminding. So I was shocked to learn that up to a half

One Hundred Reasons Why You Dog Shouldn’t Sleep On Your Bed

A quick survey: does your dog sleep on your bed? No? Really? Come on, be honest. Sometimes? What, like once a month? Once a week more like it? Maybe more? Well, maybe every day. But only in the mornings. We

One Hundred Reasons Why You Dog Shouldn’t Sleep On Your Bed

A quick survey: does your dog sleep on your bed? No? Really? Come on, be honest. Sometimes? What, like once a month? Once a week more like it? Maybe more? Well, maybe every day. But only in the mornings. We

Is Adopting A Dog Together The New Equivalent Of Marriage?

Marriage is out of favor these days. I don’t need to tell you that. The new generation has worked out that tying the knot is so 2000, and at any rate, who need to be stuck in a rut if you can

Is Adopting A Dog Together The New Equivalent Of Marriage?

Marriage is out of favor these days. I don’t need to tell you that. The new generation has worked out that tying the knot is so 2000, and at any rate, who need to be stuck in a rut if you can

Surprise! Dogs Like Toys They Can Break

I am sure it will come as a great surprise to all of you dog owners (NOT) that dogs prefer the toys they can break to pieces. You see, it’s evolutionary development. Dogs want toys which resemble real prey animals,

Surprise! Dogs Like Toys They Can Break

I am sure it will come as a great surprise to all of you dog owners (NOT) that dogs prefer the toys they can break to pieces. You see, it’s evolutionary development. Dogs want toys which resemble real prey animals,

To Feed Or Not To Feed? The Great Stray Cat Dilemma

Do you feed your local stray cats or do you not? Not an easy answer. Feeding, the theory goes would encourage breeding and magnify the problem. Not feeding keep the cats starving. In the world of animal welfare you often

To Feed Or Not To Feed? The Great Stray Cat Dilemma

Do you feed your local stray cats or do you not? Not an easy answer. Feeding, the theory goes would encourage breeding and magnify the problem. Not feeding keep the cats starving. In the world of animal welfare you often

A Dog And A Stroller – How To Survive The Walk!

Here is an article on a little discussed but very important subject: How do you go for a walk with a dog and a stroller at the same time? “Start now, before your baby arrives! It’s much easier to prepare

A Dog And A Stroller – How To Survive The Walk!

Here is an article on a little discussed but very important subject: How do you go for a walk with a dog and a stroller at the same time? “Start now, before your baby arrives! It’s much easier to prepare

‘Those Who Don’t Know The Rules Can’t Break Them’ And Other Lessons I Needed To Learn

When you go to University, you learn the right way how to do everything. Then you come to the real world and learn how things are really done. And to this day as a Veterinarian I keep learning ‘what CAN

‘Those Who Don’t Know The Rules Can’t Break Them’ And Other Lessons I Needed To Learn

When you go to University, you learn the right way how to do everything. Then you come to the real world and learn how things are really done. And to this day as a Veterinarian I keep learning ‘what CAN

Police Dog Training Tricks YOU Can Use

This article is about Police and explosives dogs training but the message in it is very relevant for regular dog owners – like you and I: “Despite the complicated cases they become involved with, training the dogs is relatively simple,

Police Dog Training Tricks YOU Can Use

This article is about Police and explosives dogs training but the message in it is very relevant for regular dog owners – like you and I: “Despite the complicated cases they become involved with, training the dogs is relatively simple,

Kristen Stewart Teaches How NOT To Adopt A Dog

Imagine yourself a world movie celebrity in a ton of trouble. How do you get those pesky paparazzi off your back and simultaneously prove yourself a loving, responsible person? Simple – adopt a dog! This is what Kristen Stewart has figured must be the ticket out

Kristen Stewart Teaches How NOT To Adopt A Dog

Imagine yourself a world movie celebrity in a ton of trouble. How do you get those pesky paparazzi off your back and simultaneously prove yourself a loving, responsible person? Simple – adopt a dog! This is what Kristen Stewart has figured must be the ticket out

Could Your Pet Be Giving You Worms?

After a long hiatus, I am back talking about an issue deserving much more attention then it currently gets. We love our pets, let them eat from our dishes and sleep on our bed, give them hugs and kisses… but

Could Your Pet Be Giving You Worms?

After a long hiatus, I am back talking about an issue deserving much more attention then it currently gets. We love our pets, let them eat from our dishes and sleep on our bed, give them hugs and kisses… but