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Are you a responsible pet parent?

I’m sure we’d all like to believe we’re responsible pet parents, but what exactly does this term mean? Certainly, being a responsible pet parent means giving your fur pal the time and commitment he or she needs to grow into a happy and healthy adult. It also means going the extra mile to educate yourself [...]

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Help, I think my cat is dehydrated!

Dehydration occurs when fluid levels drop below the normal amount. This might leave you wondering ‘how much water does my purring pal actually need?’ and ‘what are the signs a cat is dehydrated?’ Of course, we all know we should drink more water in summer to keep our hydration levels up, but it’s important to apply [...]

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What to feed an adult dog

Now that Rover’s reached adulthood you’ll want to make certain that his diet is nutritious enough to keep his body in peak condition and avoid doggy obesity. After all, knowing the right things to feed an adult dog will help keep your fur pal happy and healthy. To keep your dog feeling pawsome he’ll need [...]

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Cat facts: whisker wisdom

Cats' whiskers are cute and perhaps a little weird. They can feel spiky to touch or tickly when they rub on your leg. However, did you know they have many useful functions? Check out these whisker-related cat facts. Whiskers reveal how your cat is feeling When a cat is feeling frightened or threatened you’ll notice [...]

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2021 Pet Bloggers Journey: Creation is an act of hope

Happy New Year, friends! I hope your year ahead is gentler and more joyful than what we’ve faced so far. I’m here today participating in the 2021 Pet Bloggers Journey blog hop so generously hosted by Colby at PuppyInTraining.com. If you don’t know Colby or his site yet, skip my post and go read his […]

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Why do dogs play?

Think back to your childhood for a moment: What was your favorite game to play? Did you chase your friends in tumbling games of tag or red rover? Did you wrestle with your siblings, only pausing when someone started to cry? or bleed? How about sharks-and-minnows in a sparkling swimming pool? Whatever your favorite childhood […]

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6 ways to include your dog in your wedding day

If having your barking buddy by your side on your special day would mean the absolute world to you, why not take action. After all, there are so many adorable ways to include your dog in your wedding. Whether you incorporate your dog in your cake design or have him carry the ring—we’ve gathered together [...]

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New Year’s Eve pet safety

Sure, we love to welcome in the New Year with a host of celebrations. We might even include some fancy fireworks into the party mix. However, if you have a furry friend, New Year’s Eve pet safety should be top of mind. Without a doubt, 2020 has been a crazy wild year and it’s likely [...]

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Boost your health—consider owning a pet

Forget supplements and tedious fitness routines, owning a pet could be just what you need for better health! (Of course, that’s not to say that having a regular exercise regimen isn’t beneficial!) Australia’s pet-owning population is growing and for good reason—pets make us happier and healthier! Almost two-thirds (61%) of Aussie households own a pet. [...]

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Pet dangers: what’s in your garden?

Could your garden be a danger zone for your beloved kitty or barking buddy? The answer is yes; as there are lots of pet dangers lurking in the least expected places. While you might like pretty blooms or your overgrown ‘oasis’, some seemingly harmless things can be deadly for pets. Indeed, inquisitive puppies and curious [...]

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Summer pet safety

Ensure this beach season is fun and fatality-free by keeping up to date with the latest summer pet safety tips. Sure, summer can bring long dog walks at the beach and refreshing ocean swims with your barking buddy by your side. However, if we’re not careful, summer can spell danger for pets. So, to avoid [...]

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Your guide to crate training

You may think crate training your dog is kind of cruel but, in actual fact, it’s effective and helps a dog to feel secure. According to the RSPCA, if crate training is performed correctly it can bring many benefits. However, it points out that this form of training might not suit all dogs, nor should [...]

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The lowdown on dog enrichment

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the key to raising a happy, healthy dog is regular enrichment. But this might leave you asking ‘what exactly is dog enrichment?’ Well, dog enrichment centres on allowing your pooch to satisfy his or her innate behaviours, such as scavenging or foraging, [...]

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Pet grooming mistakes to avoid

We all want to be good pet parents and pet grooming is part and parcel of taking care of your fur pal, right? So, it’s essential to know how to groom your pet correctly. What’s more, it’s vital to recognise the pet grooming mistakes to avoid. Indeed, whether you choose to take your four-legged friend [...]

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Your guide to Christmas pet safety

Christmas pet safety is a serious consideration for pet parents around the globe. After all, the last thing anyone wants this festive season is a hefty medical bill from your vet. So, we’ve teamed up with PETstock vet Dr Sasha Nefoda. Here is her expert advice on how to keep our fur babies safe this [...]

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7 money-saving tips for pet owners

From vet bills and training treats to toys and grooming, if you’re not careful pet expenses can quickly add up. So, we've put together some top money-saving tips for thrifty pet parents. Certainly, our furry friends are well worth the money they cost. Heck, their unconditional love is priceless! Having said that, if you could [...]

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Could your cat have ear mites?

Sure, ear problems in cats aren’t super common. However, ear mites are frequently diagnosed and can be somewhat problematic for your cat and other household pets you might have. The thing with ear mites is that they can spread from host to host just via brief physical contact. At this point, you might be asking, [...]

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What does my dog’s bark mean?

Recognising what your dog’s bark is trying to tell you can be tricky and even a little maddening at times. However, it can be fun trying to decode what your fur pal is saying to you. Plus, it can be quite amusing attempting to talk back to your barking buddy! To truly understand your dog’s [...]

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Gifts for pet lovers that don’t require leaving your house!

Because that’s the 2020 holiday spirit! Not going anywhere or seeing anyone! In all seriousness, I’m striving to do 100% of my holiday shopping online. I can’t fathom going into a mall right now, and I definitely don’t want to head to the post office to ship packages to friends and family. So, instead, I’m […]

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The gifts of the season (including a sale)

As we plunge headfirst into the strangest holiday season on record, how are you feeling? Our area recently released guidelines requesting families and friends to stick to Zoom or Skype for holiday celebrations if you can’t celebrate outdoors. So, for us, we’re going to stay home and find ways to make the best of it: […]

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Pet health: sorting fact from fiction

When it comes to pet health, there are plenty of facts that get bandied around about our four-legged friends. However, sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish which pieces of information are true and which are myths. Luckily for us, vet Dr Kirsten Hailstone is weighing in with her advice on which pet health ‘facts’ [...]

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Help! My dog gets car sick

Apparently, motion sickness is quite common in our canine chums. So what should you do if your dog gets car sick? Here are a few helpful tips and hints. Certainly, dog car sickness is thought to be more prevalent in puppies than in older dogs. According to VCA Animal Hospital, this may be to do [...]

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How to throw a birthday party for your cat

From booking a cat-friendly hotel to organising a stylish photoshoot. Showing your cat love is nothing to be ashamed of. So you certainly shouldn’t be embarrassed about throwing a birthday party for your cat. In fact, many cat owners admit to celebrating their meowing mate’s birthday. So, you see, you’re in good company! Making your [...]

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10 cool dog facts

Think you know your four-legged friend REALLY well? Here are ten incredible dog facts that just might surprise you. 1. Dogs can talk Without a doubt, dogs can talk. But not with their mouth, as we humans do—dogs talk with their tails. A wagging tail is a sign of communication. Of course, the trick for [...]

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10 life hacks for dog owners

Owning a dog isn’t always easy. There are ‘walkies’ in the rain to be had and adorable puppy eyes to contend with. No doubt, you’ll also become a pro at picking up poop! So what if there were some simple tried-and-tested tips to make being a dog owner that little bit easier? The good news [...]

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5 ways to bond with your dog

Whether you have a new puppy or you want to improve the relationship with an existing dog, there’s plenty of fun ways to bond with your dog. Aside from the fact your dog will love the added attention, studies have shown that the human-canine bond is mutually beneficial. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association [...]

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How to find the best pet insurance

On the hunt for the best pet insurance? You’ve come to the right place. Keep on reading to find out what details to look for in a policy to ensure your furry friend gets the cover they need. Sure, finding the right pet insurance policy for your four-legged friend can be a headache, but it [...]

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Do I need pet insurance for an indoor cat?

Considering taking out pet insurance for an indoor cat? Wondering if it’s even worth it? Well, the short answer is yes. Here’s why… Sure, your feline friend doesn’t venture outdoors much—other than with your supervision or on a leash. Yet, this doesn’t mean he or she can’t develop an illness or have an unexpected injury. [...]

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NEWS: Pet lovers unite to support animal welfare

PETstock’s charity organisation, PETstock Assist, has partnered with Doggone Gorgeous, Ruff N Rugged and PetRescue to help facilitate the delivery of more than 3,000 dog coats to 50 charity organisations across Australia. The donation was made in support of the #nonudepets campaign. This national initiative has been rolled out to help ensure animals currently in [...]

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