"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."

5 reasons to go camping with your dog

It’s expected that COVID-related travel restrictions will remain in place for some time into the future. As such, it’s likely that more people will choose to explore their own states, which makes camping a prime possibility. This is great news for dog owners, as camping with your dog can be a heap of fun and [...]

The post 5 reasons to go camping with your dog appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

8 pet apps you won’t be able to put down

Pets can be unbelievably entertaining. Throw a cool pet app into the mix and there's so much fun to be had. Would you like to discover your dog’s breed? How about connecting with other local animal lovers? What about checking up on your pet from your office or workplace? You can do all these things [...]

The post 8 pet apps you won’t be able to put down appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

7 ways to motivate yourself to go for a dog walk

If COVID-19 and self-distancing have led you to lose your dog-walking mojo, keep on reading for ways to find the motivation you need to get out and about again. While a dog might be the perfect motivation to get active, the impact of COVID-19 (not to mention the cooler, wetter weather) may have dampened your [...]

The post 7 ways to motivate yourself to go for a dog walk appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Is my dog sick? 7 signs to watch out for

Runny eyes or nose, repeated sneezing, excessive thirst, difficulty urinating — these are potential signs your dog is sick. As a responsible pet parent and loving owner no doubt you’d like to feel confident you’d be able to tell if your dog is sick. After all, knowing the signs to look out for can help [...]

The post Is my dog sick? 7 signs to watch out for appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Exercising your dog: how much activity does Fido need?

Have you ever wondered if your dog is getting enough exercise? Well, when it comes to exercising your dog, the amount of activity required depends on breed, the age of the dog and its health status. Yes, dogs do love to exercise but, ultimately, every dog is different. As a pet owner it is up [...]

The post Exercising your dog: how much activity does Fido need? appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Covid-19 and your pet – what you need to know

What is a Coronavirus/COVID-19?  COVID-19 is the disease caused by the recently identified coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which can cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections. The common cold, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the recently identified SARS-CoV-2 are examples [...]

Continue Reading

8 cool gifts for pet lovers

There are certainly some folk who love their pets more than people. If you just so happen to have a pet-crazy pal, why not consider a pet-inspired gift for their next birthday or special occasion? When thinking about gifts for pet lovers, use an open mind, and think outside the box. As the pet industry [...]

Continue Reading

How to toilet train your cat

Sure, all you want to do with a new kitten is cuddle it and play with it. However, if you want to avoid foul-smelling problems down the line make sure you clue up on how to toilet train your cat. Without a doubt, learning how to toilet train your cat is part of being a [...]

Continue Reading

Why pet health insurance is growing in popularity

Pet health insurance has leap-frogged pet sitting and grooming services, making it a popular purchase for pet owners. Pet health insurance has been around for more than a hundred years. In fact, the first recorded pet health insurance took place in 1924. It was written for a dog in Sweden! However, over the last three [...]

Continue Reading

ASL for Dogs: Starting our sign language journey

Hello, friends! Let me just insert this quick note up right up front: This post requires a good bit of back story. So, if you’re just here to read about sign language cues for dogs, skip ahead to the ASL for Dogs header below. Otherwise, here’s where the backstory starts, and I think this is […]

Continue Reading

How to be an eco-friendly pet owner

You don’t have to be a hippy to recognise the benefits of environmentally-kind pet care. Here are a few ways you can reduce the impact your furry friend has on the Earth. It’s easy to overlook the impact out fur babies might be having on the environment. However, given that there are more than 24 [...]

The post How to be an eco-friendly pet owner appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Guide to walking and running your dog — the right way!

No matter how big or small Rover is, he’ll need daily exercise and while you might think walking and running your dog is easy peasy, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Yes, really! Walking and running your dog is essential; if you don’t Rover is likely to start tearing up the house—in the [...]

The post Guide to walking and running your dog — the right way! appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

How kids can benefit from a family pet

Got a new pet or considering inviting a furry friend to join your family? Well, you might be interested to hear about the benefits of pet ownership for kids. April 26th is National Kids and Pets Day, so it’s the perfect time to consider the positive ways in which pets bring happiness to the lives [...]

The post How kids can benefit from a family pet appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

How to stop bad breath in dogs

From not-so-sweet puppy kisses to downright stinky dog breath, is your furry friend suffering from a case of pongy mouth? We all love getting up close to our pets for hugs and kisses, but it’s not so much fun when their breath whiffs. If you find yourself reeling backward at the reek of your dog’s [...]

The post How to stop bad breath in dogs appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Pet photography: How to take the best photo of your fur pal

Capturing your pet’s cuteness isn’t always easy. Either they won’t sit still or they look away just as you take the shot. Sound familiar? Thankfully, we’ve got some pet photography tips to help you get the best shots. Who better than a pro photographer to provide some useful hints on how to take a ‘pawsome’ shot [...]

The post Pet photography: How to take the best photo of your fur pal appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

8 ways to care for your pet during COVID-19

While we all adore our pets, our busy lives mean that sometimes we don’t give them the love and attention they deserve. So why not make COVID-19 the ‘pawfect’ excuse to care for your pet in the best way possible. Pets give us their unconditional love every day, which means they deserve a cuddle or [...]

The post 8 ways to care for your pet during COVID-19 appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Free remote vet consultations during April

Throughout April 2020, pet owners can rest assured they can easily discuss the health of their fur baby without leaving home — all thanks to Vetchat. Need vet advice for your pet but can’t or don’t want to leave home? Vetchat, a joint partnership between our pet-loving friends at PetSure and Woolworths, is offering pet [...]

The post Free remote vet consultations during April appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Dog walking while social distancing

Life has changed quite dramatically in recent weeks, due to the spread of the coronavirus. Yet, getting outside to take the dog for a walk can do wonders for your mental and physical health. (Plus Fido will appreciate the exercise too!) Certainly, it’s vital to stay informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, staying cooped up [...]

The post Dog walking while social distancing appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

The Best Rain Gear for Dog Walks

Keep you and your pup dry this spring. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This site also uses other affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission on products purchased through links clicked on this site at no extra cost to you. This helps keep this site running, so thanks for […]

Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Dog Busy During Social Distancing

How are you doing? Are you staying well and safe (and sane) at home? We’re sticking with our one day at a time mentality around here, but now that we’re a few weeks in, I feel like we need to create some kind of routine or structure to our days. A big piece of that […]

Continue Reading

How to Work from Home with Pets

Many people around the world find themselves thrust into working from home, whether they ever wanted to or not. Here’s how to not just survive but thrive working from home with pets. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This site uses affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission on products […]

Continue Reading

How to train an old dog

When it comes to dog training, who said you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Apparently, with the right actions and behaviour, you can teach a dog of any age. So, if dog training fell by the wayside during the puppy stage and your beloved fur pal is now not as obedient as you’d like [...]

The post How to train an old dog appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Pet poison prevention: what you need to know

The third week of March marks National Pet Poison Prevention Week. As such, there’s no better time to educate yourself on common pet poisons and how to avoid them. Your fur baby is part of the family, so the last thing you want is for them to be poisoned. However, you might be surprised to [...]

The post Pet poison prevention: what you need to know appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

How to train your cat

Did you know that it’s possible to train your cat in the same way you’d train a dog? What’s more, there are many reasons to do so. Aside from teaching your cat fun things, like how to fetch, shake hands, and how to sit – you can also teach your cat to walk on a [...]

The post How to train your cat appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

How to put your cat on a diet

In Australia, approximately 30-40% of cats and dogs are overweight or obese*. As responsible pet parents, it is our job to keep a check on our pets’ waistlines. So, if your purring pal is starting to look a little chubby around the tummy, it may well be time to put your cat on a diet. [...]

The post How to put your cat on a diet appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

How to give your pet medication

Giving your pet medication can be highly stressful. Stubborn animals can make the job particularly tricky, which may result in your pet receiving the incorrect dosage. Certainly, some pets require ongoing medication to help keep a chronic condition under control. In this case, pet owners need to educate themselves on how to administer medicine correctly [...]

The post How to give your pet medication appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

Your guide to a happy puppy

Certainly, giving your puppy lots of cuddles can make them feel loved. However, veterinarian Dr. Katrina Warren says there’s plenty more you can do to ensure your puppy's happiness. March 23rd is National Puppy Day, so what better time to think about our puppy's health, happiness and wellbeing? Indeed, while most of us would happily [...]

The post Your guide to a happy puppy appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

You hanging in there?

Hello, friends. How are you? You hanging in there? I don’t think I need to waste words or time talking about how different the world is today from even one week ago. You know. I know. It is what it is. But, I wanted to check in because I’m thinking of you. I wake up […]

Continue Reading

How to put your dog on a diet

If your fur pal is looking a bit porky, it might be time to take action and put your beloved dog on a diet. After all, carrying excess weight will do nothing for its long-term health. How many times have you given in to a happily wagging tail or puppy dog eyes and thrown Fido [...]

The post How to put your dog on a diet appeared first on PetSecure.

Continue Reading

More Articles ...