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Posted on 01 May 2017 in Dental, Pet Care, Darwin, Pocket Pets, Nutrition

What Should I Feed My Rabbit?

Rabbits are true herbivores and are hind gut fermenters. This means they are adapted to eat a high fibre diet and a large amount of it. Wild rabbits eat grasses and small quantities of other plant materials such as bark & roots. Inappropriate diet is one of the most common causes of disease in pet rabbits.

What…

Posted on 01 Mar 2017 in Disease, Puppies, Darwin, Dogs, Pet Care

Intestinal Worms in Dogs

Hookworms:

Hookworms are very serious parasites, especially in young animals. They are very small worms, barely visible to the human eye. Hookworm larvae can penetrate skin to infect the host – this includes barefoot humans! They can also be transmitted to unborn pups. The adult hookworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall and feeds on blood.

The larva can infect…

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…