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Healthy pets mean lower vet bills!

The phrase ‘a dog is a man’s best friend’ isn’t far from the truth for many households, with Australia boasting one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. But have the lines blurred between man and dog? According to Health For Animals, the Global Animal Medicines Association, the humanisation of pets is […]

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The Pet Name Feud

Naming pets should be a simple task… yet it can be tricky and even divisive in the family!  Some pet lovers are so conflicted that they put it out on social media to get inspiration for a name! There is the evolving (never to be settled) argument – is it wrong to use human names […]

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Pet-Friendly Holidays in Tasmania

The windswept beauty of Tasmania is matched only by it’s sense of adventure. Discovering Australia’s southernmost state is the opportunity of a lifetime. For pet lovers, Tasmania also represents the perfect holiday destination for your furry friend, and with plenty of dog friendly trail walks, beaches, parks and accommodation, you’ll love everything about Australia’s island […]

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The Ultimate Pet Product Sample Giveaway Extravaganza

UPDATED at 5 pm: That’s a wrap, folks!!! Everything has been given away for now! (From this round… stay tuned for possibly more!!)   OK, “extravaganza” might be a bit of an exaggeration, but here we go… As you guys know by now, I work in the pet industry, even beyond this blog. My work […]

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Summer Hiking Tips for You and Your Dog

You guys. It’s the last month of summer. HOW did that happen!?! Winter takes AGES. But summer? Gone in a flash. But, we still have a month! We love doing stuff outside all summer long… reading on the porch, swimming, wogging (walking + jogging), grilling out… Most of all, we love hiking. Why is hiking a […]

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The Best Feline Companions for Single People

Living on your own has its perks, but being responsible for a pet without someone to share the load with can be difficult. We all crave a little companionship from time to time. Fortunately, there are several breeds of cat ideally suited to people who live alone. Read on to find out which day suits […]

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What to Do If Your Dog is Attacked in Public

Seeing your pooch attacked by another dog is scary stuff. Our first instinct might be to rush to their aid, but it’s important to keep a cool head and exercise caution. Here’s what to do if the unthinkable happens and your dog is attacked in a public place. Don’t: Panic It’s hard to say how […]

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Parents, pets, pics… and the social media fallacy

Last week, John’s brother, sis-in-law, and two kiddos–ages 4 and 7–visited from Maryland to meet Violet. Cooper loved having guests, primarily because the 7-year-old was willing to play Cooper’s favorite game, “Chase me but don’t catch me!” He picks up a toy and runs. He loves to be pursued. He doesn’t really want to be […]

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The Top Pet Friendly Holiday Destinations in Victoria

From Melbourne to the Yarra Valley and all up and down the Great Ocean Road, these are the best places in the Garden State to holiday unhindered with your furry friend. Melbourne Dog friendly accommodation in Melbourne If you think a cosmopolitan city like Melbourne doesn’t have time for dogs on holidays, think again. From […]

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How to Stop Your Kitten from Ruining Your Furniture

You love your cat, but you love your leather sofa as well. Don’t worry, it’s possible to have one without sacrificing the other. Here’s how to stop your cat from scratching up the furniture in your home. Why do kittens scratch? Cats and kittens all around the world scratch things, particularly objects with certain textures. […]

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10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Entertained When You’re Out of the House

Your dog is your best friend, so leaving them home alone, even if it’s just for an hour or so, can be hard. Nobody wants their dog to be bored, so here’s 10 of the best ways to keep your dog happy, healthy and entertained while you’re out of the home. 1. Give them a […]

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Does my dog really need a dental cleaning?

Yep! He does! OK, then. See you next time! (: Just kidding… but, yeah, your dog probably does need a dental cleaning. Today, Cooper goes in for his first full dental. The crazy thing is that Cooper will be 7 years old next month, and this is the first time he’s truly needed one. (OK, […]

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Pet-Friendly Holidays in the Northern Territory

From Darwin to the Red Centre, nothing beats a trip to the Northern Territory for natural beauty and unique, iconic landscapes. And what better way to tour the territory than with your best friend? While Kakadu might be off limits for dogs, there’s still plenty to see and do with your pooch, provided you know […]

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Dog Walker

For folks with a busy schedule, a dog walker can be a godsend. But choosing a dog walker you can trust can take time and effort. Here’s everything you need to know about finding a dog walker that you can be sure will do right by your pooch. Ask around for recommendations First thing’s first, […]

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The Top Pet Friendly Holiday Destinations in Victoria

From Melbourne to the Yarra Valley and all up and down the Great Ocean Road, these are the best places in the Garden State to holiday unhindered with your furry friend. Melbourne Dog friendly accommodation in Melbourne If you think a cosmopolitan city like Melbourne doesn’t have time for dogs on holidays, think again. From […]

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On starting a new chapter

A couple weeks ago, John stood in the laundry room folding yet another pile of teeny-tiny onesies while I cleaned the kitchen. Seemingly out of the blue, he turned to me and asked, “Are you ever going to write about Emmett? All the stuff at the end?” I answered as honestly as I could. “It’s […]

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How to Do Your Part in Stopping Puppy Farms

Every dog is special. While Australian laws do prevent some forms of animal cruelty, legislation against unethical puppy farms is still lagging behind. Fortunately, there are things you can do to send unethical dog breeders out of business. Stay informed and raise awareness about puppy mills and you’ll be helping every dog have a safe, […]

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The Top Pet Friendly Holiday Destinations in Victoria

From Melbourne to the Yarra Valley and all up and down the Great Ocean Road, these are the best places in the Garden State to holiday unhindered with your furry friend. Melbourne Dog friendly accommodation in Melbourne If you think a cosmopolitan city like Melbourne doesn’t have time for dogs on holidays, think again. From […]

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Doggy Healthcare: Things You Can Do to Improve Your Dog’s Quality of Life

Keep their teeth and gums clean Proper dental hygiene can greatly prolong your pet’s life, while improving their overall well being. Unfortunately, tooth decay, plaque buildup and poor dental hygiene are very common in cats and dogs. It’s not just mouth related issues you need to worry about, either. Infections in the gums can spread […]

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On priorities, passions, and pet food #HealthyMeetsHappy

At the start of 2017, I wrote out a handful of goals for myself. One of the biggest? Simplify. I’ve come to realize, though, that simplifying isn’t just a matter of clearing out the clutter, creating routines, and so on. It’s a matter of defining your priorities, then shifting time/effort to focus on what matters […]

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Healthy dog, healthy you… and the converse is true, too!

I’m granting myself some leniency here because it’s been a helluva couple months. However. {{This post brought to you by Cooper getting up and peeing in the living room at 4 AM! If that hadn’t happened, I’d still be languishing lazily in my bed, you know, sleeping instead of writing this post! Thanks, Coop! Way […]

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The Benefits of Owning a Pet for Older People

The bond between a pet and owner can be one of the most enriching relationships in our lives. For older folks, having a pet can help improve both health and wellbeing. Discover how a pet can help you, along with some important considerations before adopting a furry friend of your own. Finding the right pet […]

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10 Things You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Cats are independent pets, but that doesn’t make them invincible. There are a number of common household foods that pose moderate to severe risks to your puss-in-boots. Keep an eye out for the following 10 items you should never feed your cat.  1. Onions Onions can be a cause of anemia in cats, regardless if […]

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How to Introduce a Second Dog to Your Family

Friend, family member and guardian – your dog is more than just a pet. So, if you’re considering adding another furry friend to your home, it’s important to take into consideration the needs of everyone involved. Here’s everything you need to know about introducing a second dog into the family. Is your first dog friendly […]

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The Best Pet-Friendly Holiday Destinations in Western Australia

For pet lovers, leaving the furry members of the family at home over the holidays just isn’t an option. However, finding holiday rentals that are suitable for pets as well as people can be tough, especially when you’re looking for places to keep everyone entertained. That’s why we’ve assembled our picks for the best holiday […]

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A Guide to Kitten-Proofing Your House

Cats are lively and exciting pets, full of energy and athleticism. Young kittens are also naturally inquisitive, and not always aware of their own strength. If you’re planning on adopting a furry little friend, then it’s essential you kitten proof your house before they did a way to damage themselves or your property. Assess your […]

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10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Entertained While You’re Out of the House

In a perfect world, we’d take our pets everywhere we go. Unfortunately, be it work, taking the kids to school or doing the groceries, there’s times when you need to leave your kitty home alone. But just because they don’t have you to play with, doesn’t mean they have to be bored. Here are 10 […]

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The Top Pet Friendly Holiday Destinations in Victoria

From Melbourne to the Yarra Valley and all up and down the Great Ocean Road, these are the best places in the Garden State to holiday unhindered with your furry friend. Melbourne Dog friendly accommodation in Melbourne If you think a cosmopolitan city like Melbourne doesn’t have time for dogs on holidays, think again. From […]

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Essential Tips for Looking After Your Pet’s Teeth and Gums

Clean teeth and healthy gums are a sign of good health in humans, and our pets are no different. Despite this, many pets suffer from periodontal disease that affects their teeth, gums and overall happiness. Here are some tips on understanding your pet’s dental needs and how to ensure they have strong teeth and gums […]

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