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Posted on 11 Jan 2017 in Cats, Darwin, Pet Care

Environmental Enrichment For Cats

Addressing your cat’s physical and emotional needs enhances its health and quality of life. Behaviour problems are a leading cause of pets being surrendered or euthanized. These problems often occur in cats because their needs have not been fully met. Cats need resources to perform their natural behaviours and have control over their social interactions. As owners, we can enhance our cats’ health…

Posted on 12 Dec 2016 in Puppies, Behaviour, Darwin, Dogs, Training

Socialising Your Puppy

Socialising your puppy early will go a long way to ensuring that you have a happy, well adjusted dog that interacts well with people and other animals.

Puppies that come from a background of poor socialisation can end up with long lasting behavioural effects. Socialisation is the most misunderstood part of puppy raising and has a huge impact on the happiness of your family later on.

WHEN…

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 in Cats, Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Ringworm

What kind of infection is it?

Ringworm infection is not caused by a worm at all - it's actually a skin infection caused by certain kinds of fungus called dermatophytes. The scientific name for ringworm is dermatophytosis.

The fungi feed upon the dead cells of skin and hair causing in people a classic round, red lesion with a ring of scale around the edges and normal…

Posted on 09 May 2016 in Disease, Pet Care, Darwin, Dogs, Arthritis

Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage within the joint is worn away, leading to inflammation, and painful, aching joints.

Osteoarthritis may be due to wear and tear with age, secondary to joint instability such as hip dysplasia, or following a traumatic injury. If an old dog experiences arthritis it tends to be generalised, some joints just appearing…

Posted on 17 Apr 2016 in Cats, Darwin, Pet Care

Getting Your Cat to the Vet

Reducing the Stress of Veterinary Visits for You and Your Cat

Providing good health care, especially preventive health care, can allow your cats to have longer, more comfortable lives. However, this cannot happen unless they see the veterinarian for needed care. Many cats dislike going to the veterinarian, and that starts with the difficulty of getting the cat into…