Why does my dog lick all the time?

Why does my dog lick all the time?

Slobbery, slimy and slurpy – dog tongues can tell you a lot about your furry loved one. Licking can be an expression of many things. Licking can be a way to communicate, show friendship and affection, demonstrate hunger and thirst, and be a way of providing comfort or...
Should my cat be declawed?

Should my cat be declawed?

Claws are an important part of cat anatomy. Cats use their claws to scratch and mark territory, climb, and defend themselves against attack. Scratching is also an emotional release for cats, allowing them to release frustration, excitement or anxiety when they use...
How to keep your pet safe in Summer

How to keep your pet safe in Summer

The Summer holidays are here, and Australians love nothing more than getting out in the warmer weather for a getaway and fun in the sun. It’s the time of year when we take our pets on adventures or arrange for someone to take care of them while we’re away. Our...
Looking after your new puppy – a comprehensive guide

Looking after your new puppy – a comprehensive guide

Puppies are a wonderful addition to the home. They’re energetic, exciting and playful companions that will challenge you while giving plenty of love. Regardless of whether you’ve owned a puppy before, or if you’re a seasoned pro, there’s a lot that needs to happen in...
Diabetes in dogs and cats

Diabetes in dogs and cats

What causes diabetes? Diabetes is a disease where the pancreas no longer produces sufficient amounts of insulin. Insulin is required to make the sugar in the bloodstream (from food) move into the cells of the body, where it is used for energy. If there is no insulin...
Why does my dog drag their bottom on the floor?

Why does my dog drag their bottom on the floor?

Scooting, otherwise known as “rubbing” or “dragging” is a behaviour performed by dogs to relieve irritation around the anus by dragging their bottom on the ground. Here are some reasons why dogs may be irritated in this area. Impacted or infected anal glands Dogs have...