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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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How to show your cat love: the dos and don’ts

There is no denying that we Aussies absolutely adore our feline friends. Most of us cat owners would do just about anything for our purring pals. From booking a cat-friendly hotel to arranging a super stylish photoshoot, showing your cat love is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, the act of showing your cat [...]

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2020 Fall Reading Guide for Pet Lovers

Ah, fall reading! While I love reading in all seasons, of course, there’s something magical about fall reading. For one thing, fall brings us lots of new books! But, even better than a new book? Pairing that new book with a fireside snuggle session with your furry friends, a cup of tea or glass of […]

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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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