Archive: Mar 2013

Getting ready for winter walkies
Dogs
Getting ready for winter walkies
The nights are drawing in now, and I’m quite enjoying the sunset being a little earlier- it means I’m more likely to see it whilst I go about my evening chores. My little dog, Pixie, is certainly enjoying the cooler weat…
September 30, 2019 • 29 shares
Autumn Hazards
News and Comment
Autumn Hazards
As autumn arrives, the nights draw in and the weather changes. New hazards to our pets emerge for us to be aware of. Here are my top ten autumn dangers...
September 27, 2019 • 39 shares
Why is my cat's fur falling out?
Cats
Why is my cat's fur falling out?
Hair loss in cats is almost always due to excessive grooming from itchiness (pruritus). They often do this in secret so may not be seen. In the UK, fleas are the most common cause of this over-grooming. The general veter…
September 23, 2019 • 31 shares
Why shouldn’t I use a human shampoo on my dog?
Dogs
Why shouldn’t I use a human shampoo on my dog?
There are a number of reasons why you may need to wash your dog. They may have graced your house with a fragrant roll in fox or badger poo, you may find that your own allergies reduce with regular dog baths, or the dog m…
September 20, 2019 • 213 shares • 4 comments
Why is my cat meowing?
Behaviour
Why is my cat meowing?
Research has found some 19 different vocal patterns in cats, with individuals adding personal sounds only used with their owners. Most sounds fall into three groups: closed mouth greeting (purr or chirrup), fixed open mo…
September 16, 2019 • 253 shares • 13 comments
Leptospirosis - a real threat in Sydney’s suburbs?
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Leptospirosis - a real threat in Sydney’s suburbs?
You might think of Leptospirosis as a disease of dairy cows, but did you know that this disease poses a real threat to dogs, both working farm dogs and urban pet dogs?! Recent cases where dogs have died from this disease…
September 15, 2019 • 2 comments
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