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10 great cats for kids

Looking for the puurfect pussycat for your kids? Look no further than our list of the ‘Top 10 (in no particular order!) cats for kids’. 1. Burmese Burmese cats are athletic and elegant looking and come in a range of colours. However, it’s not the colour of its fur that the kids will love, it’s [...]

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7 awesome life hacks for cat owners

Cats are cool creatures. As such, being a cat owner can be fun. But, as with most things, your daily routine can become tedious. Add the pizzazz back into taking care of your purring pal with these helpful life hacks. While cats are typically considered to be less time consuming than dogs, a cat owner [...]

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How to look after your dog’s teeth (AKA doggy dental hygiene)

Just like us humans, dogs can suffer from sore gums and painful teeth. This is precisely why it’s important to take care of your dog’s teeth, as part of his general wellbeing. Vet and Dental Registrar Dr Kirsten Hailstone explains, “When it comes to looking after our pet’s wellbeing, dental health is one area that [...]

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10 Things You Should Know About Shelter Dogs

October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month! Shelter dogs, of course, make wonderful pets, friends, companions, and family members. Unfortunately, there are quite a few misconceptions about shelter dogs. Let’s dispel some of those myths together and get more dogs into homes this month! There are a LOT of dogs needing homes. Almost 7 million […]

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Your guide to spring pet care

When it comes to spring pet care it’s essential to know the potential dangers and how to prevent them from impacting your pet’s health. From poisonous plants and seasonal allergens to insect stings and fleas, spring pet care is an all-important topic. As responsible pet parents, it’s super important to be aware of the many [...]

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It’s National Disaster Preparedness Month

Do you have a pet emergency plan? If the answer is no, ask yourself what action you need to take to ensure the health of your pet if an emergency should arise. Okay, so no one likes to think about bad things happening. But the reality is things don’t always go to plan. Bush fires [...]

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What exactly is a titre test?

Heard of titre testing and want to know more? Or perhaps you have no clue what a titre test is, but you are concerned about vaccinating your fur pal. Either way, keep reading to discover what titre testing actually is and whether it might be a viable alternative to annual vaccinations. As responsible pet owners, [...]

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13 amazing cat facts

Not only are cats intelligent beings, but they’re also pretty amazing. Not convinced? We’ve gathered a whole host of cool cat facts to showcase just how incredible our purring pals are. Take a read and see which fact you think is most astonishing. 13 amazing cat facts 1. Cats spend more than half their lives [...]

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Owning a cat: 10 things to consider

Before you rush out to buy or adopt a cat or a kitten, it’s essential to think about how a cat will affect and change your lifestyle. These ten considerations will help you begin to understand what owning a cat will mean for you and your family. Here are 10 things to consider before owning [...]

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4 self-care tips following the loss of a pet

Just thinking about your beloved fur pal passing away is sad enough, so what happens when the time actually comes to say farewell to your furry friend? There is no denying coping with the loss of a pet can be challenging. After all, we enjoy an intense and loving bond with our pets. For most [...]

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How-to: raise a healthy cat

As a responsible cat parent, it’s important to recognise the signs of a healthy cat. It’s also essential to understand what you can do to ensure your feline friend is well cared for. After all, preventative care is vital for the happiness and longevity of your purring pal. So, aside from making sure your cat [...]

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Who do you trust for pet advice online?

Hello, friends! I’m coming to you today with a question. Or, more accurately, I’m coming to you today with a request for a discussion. Let me explain… I spend a ton of time researching things about dogs, answering questions about dogs, sharing information and memes about dogs, talking to my vet about my dog, following […]

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How to host a dog play date (and why!)

Good socialisation is essential for our barking buddies to grow in to well-behaved, friendly dogs. As such, hosting a dog play date is a great way to provide your dog with social stimulation and heaps of fun in a structured and safe way. If you’ve been thinking about arranging a dog play date for a [...]

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Guide to socialising your puppy

Socialising your puppy is crucial, as it helps your fur pal develop into a happy, lovable and well-behaved adult dog. However, socialising your puppy might not be as straightforward as you perhaps think. That’s not to say, it’s impossible; but it does require effort, attention and patience. So, what exactly is ‘socialisation’? Puppy socialisation is [...]

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Tips for stress-free pet grooming

Pet grooming is totally necessary. Not only because it makes your four-legged friend look super cute and dapper, but also because it brings with it many pet health benefits. Sure, pet grooming has an aesthetic value, but let’s consider the myriad benefits it brings to your pet’s health and welfare. Here are a few of [...]

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Pet care during COVID-19 lockdown

As Victorians endure the second wave of COVID-19 restrictions, pet owners are relying heavily on their four-legged friends for emotional support and companionship. However, while our purring pals and barking buddies are awesome at bringing love and happiness to their owners, it’s essential to consider pet care during COVID-19. PETstock vet Dr Sasha Nefedova explains [...]

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Coping with the loss of a family pet

The loss of a family pet might be the first experience your child has of losing a loved one. As such, it’s important to recognise the unique ways our kids view pets and react to their death. Of course, for a child, the loss of a pet is quite likely to be the worst day [...]

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Social fear in dogs: signs, causes & treatment

Typically, our barking buddies are social creatures — which is why we humans get along with dogs so well. Yet, what happens if you realise your dog is suffering from public anxiety? It seems social fear in dogs is not all that uncommon. Social fear in dogs (also known as social anxiety) is a fear [...]

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How you can celebrate International Cat Day

Saturday, August 8th, is International Cat Day. Whether it’s baking tuna kitty cookies or giving your cat a big bunch of cuddles, there are lots of ways to celebrate. Me’wow’ your beloved feline friend this International Cat Day by pulling out all the stops to show your cat just how much he or she means [...]

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Dear Cooper

My puppy, my heart. I’m a bit early on this birthday letter to you. A few weeks early, actually, but only because I have the time right now, in this moment, and I may not again in time for your birthday. I’m taking advantage of this gap to honor this big day. And, boy, is […]

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What’s the life expectancy of your dog?

When deciding to adopt or buy a puppy or dog you might not look into the lifespan of your chosen breed. However, the life expectancy of your dog is an important factor. Discover the life expectancy of your dog According to the Guinness World Records, the record holder for the oldest dog ever is Bluey. [...]

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The benefits of a dog-friendly workplace

The dog is not only man’s (and woman’s) best friend; our canine chum should be every employer’s best pal. After all, a dog-friendly workplace can be good for staff and great for business. However, it seems there are far more positives to a dog-friendly workplace than initially come to mind. What’s more, a growing number [...]

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Pet burial vs pet cremation

Losing a pet can be very hard to deal with. What’s more, deciding between a pet burial and a pet cremation can be difficult. Let’s take a look at both options. No one likes to think about his or her beloved pet dying. However, considering the end-of-life options while your fur pal is still living [...]

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6 ways pets benefit mental health

Nowadays, there is a much bigger focus on mental health than ever before. This is because our psychological and emotional wellbeing are intrinsically linked to our overall health and wellness. Indeed, there has been much research into how pets benefit mental health. Numerous studies have shown that pets can effectively relieve stress, reduce anxiety and [...]

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Your guide to dog park etiquette

Wondering what dog park etiquette is? It refers to the general rules that are part and parcel of being a responsible pet owner. Adhering to these rules will help prevent you from getting lynched! Heading to your local dog park? Sounds like a heap of fun for you and Fido. Providing you stick to the [...]

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5 things to consider when hiring a pet sitter

Whether you’re returning to work post COVID or you simply feel a pet sitter would be beneficial, there are many things to think about. After all, you want to find the right pet sitter for your fur pal, right? For some people, work commitments or time spent travelling can cause them inner turmoil and great [...]

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The cost of cat ownership

If you’re weighing up the cost of cat ownership, don’t forget to consider not only the initial outlay but the ongoing expenses too. As a responsible cat owner (or wannabe cat parent) you will want to take great care of your feline friend. In preparation for your new cat, you might want to consider grooming, [...]

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How to kitten-proof your home

A house is full of hidden dangers for a curious kitten. This is why it’s so important to kitten-proof each area of your home. Certainly, if you want to properly care for your cute-as-a-button kitty (which I’m sure you do) it’s essential to clue up on ALL the hidden dangers. There are sure to be [...]

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Winter pet safety

Whether it’s a winter conscious diet or a warming winter wardrobe, as pet parents you can keep tails wagging this chilly season providing you clue up on winter pet safety. Winter storms, cold winds, and above-average rainfall put pets at greater risk of thunder-related anxiety and hypothermia. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to [...]

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The cost of owning a dog

Okay, so you’ve decided you want a dog but can you afford a dog? Often prospective pooch owners forget to consider all the associated costs of owning a dog—only to find that the outlay is more than they expected. It’s fair to say that the cost of owning a dog is more than the cost [...]

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