Fear of Thunderstorms

Fear of thunderstorms and other forms of noise phobias are a common problem in dogs. Fear of thunderstorms and other forms of noise phobias are a common problem in dogs, as well as some cats. Characterised by persistent, excessive and irrational fear responses, these  worries often become phobias. With thunderstorms, pets may also be afraid of storm-associated events, such as …

Anal Gland Disease

A subject not for the faint hearted! Anal Gland disease is a common and distressing condition in pets and is one of the common causes of ‘scooting’ behaviour – where a dog or cat drags its bottom along the carpet, Anal glands are two small glands located on either side of the dogs (and cats) rectal opening at roughly the …

What is a Balance Harness?

Dogs lean forward when they pull on leash, using their weight and strength to pull against it. By pulling back on the leash, we are reinforcing this and inadvertently training the dog to pull even harder. A Balance Harness helps break this feed-back training and helps to train your dog to balance on all fours when on the lead. How …

Safe Chews for Puppies

Regardless of the breed of your new puppy, one thing is certain – they’re going to chew! Puppies use their mouths to learn about the world around them, starting from when they are newborn. They use their mouths in the same way a toddler uses his hands: to explore. As they get older, the urge to chew comes from teething …

What Colours Dogs See

Contrary to popular belief, dogs can see colour too. Although early research suggested that dogs were unable to perceive colour – noting that dogs only saw in black and white, turns out to be nothing more than a myth. A dog’s vision and the way it sees the world depends on several factors: • Ability to measure distances (visual field …

A Natural Diet for Cats

 Fish would not be a natural food source for cats – do you know a cat that likes to swim? The Cat family has closely evolved alongside their canine equivalent – dogs, but unlike dogs that can stay alive on a vegetation diet, cats must have meat in their nutritional regime to survive. Their unique dietary requirements means cats need …

Raw Food Diet

If your dog is not as active, bright or happy as it should be – change their diet! Cats and dogs have been evolving on this planet for 40 million years, eating raw food. Their mouths, teeth, stomach, intestines, organs and enzymes are all evolved to masticate process, digest and absorb the breakdown products of raw food. A simple understanding …