Your pet's health

How to cope with pet emergencies


Pet emergencies can be terrifying for pet owners because very few of us know what to do when they happen. Instead, we panic and in our distress, fail to take action fast enough. What is essential is that you get your pet to the vet as soon as you can, and call ahead if possible […]



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How to save money on vet’s bills


We all want to save money on vet’s bills and there are some simple things you can do that will certainly cut costs in the long-term. Here are our top 10 money savers: Do your research So your children want a dog and you want a cat and before you know it, your house is […]



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Choosing a pet for your child


Choosing a pet for a child is not to be taken lightly. There are several important considerations that must be discussed by the family before a pet is adopted. Parental involvement, open discussion, and planning are necessary to help make pet ownership a positive experience for everyone. It is essential that parents carefully consider all […]



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Pet insurance: what you need to know


Pet insurance is one of those out-of-pocket expenses that most pet owners hesitate to commit to. Many see it as a questionable cost so why is it a good idea to consider it? Accidents happen, and pets fall ill no matter how careful or diligent you are. If your pet is insured you will be […]



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Why all pets should have annual checkups


Annual checkups may seem unnecessary if your pet looks healthy but there are myriad reasons why they’re essential. And the added bonus: they’re a great cost-saver. Why does my pet need an annual checkup? From birth to the age of 7, all pets should see the vet at least once a year – whether or […]



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Warning signs your pet’s not healthy (or happy)


Warning signs of pain and discomfort aren’t always easy to spot in our pets. Though they are sentient beings that experience the same discomforts we do; cold, heat, hunger and pain they hide their pain far more effectively than humans. That’s because in the wild, an ill or injured animal is vulnerable to attack, so […]



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Don’t be fooled by fleas; they’re everywhere


Any pet owner who’s had trouble with fleas on a dog or cat knows how quickly an infestation of these pint-sized pests can spiral out of control. But how does it go from one flea to hundreds–even thousands–so quickly? Here’s a breakdown of the flea life cycle from egg to adult: 1. Egg Eggs are […]



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4 gifts for female pets on International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day commemorates the wonderful achievements of women around the world but we are hijacking this important anniversary for our female pets! Here are 4 gifts you can give your girl dog or cat (in addition to love) that will make their lives happier and healthier. Sterilisation This is the single most important gift […]



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Anal glands: what pet owners need to know


Anal glands are something most pet owners ignore until the terrible smell forces them to see a vet in a hurry. It’s important to know what these glands are and how to deal with them before they become a problem. What are anal glands? Dogs and cats have two scent glands on either side of […]



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Bones for your dog: why we don’t encourage them


Bones for your dog go together like fish and chips, right? In every doggy cartoon and every book you’ve read since childhood, the dog has a bone to chew. They’ve become so synonymous that it is sometimes difficult to see why they could be a problem but they are. Myths and legends Many people believe […]



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