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Signs and signals - Stress and your pet

Behavioural Solutions for Anxiety and Stress in our Pets Our Pets can experience stress and anxiety just like all of us. The best indicator is their behaviour. Pets can tell us a lot if we just watched their body language and facial expressions. Yes i said, facial expressions. A dog who is stressed or anxious could lick their lips frequently, yawn, cower away and avoid a situation or object. They could become vocal, aggressive and or even bite. A cat on the other hand can be a bit harder to read but some telling signs are ears back, hissing, hiding and vocalization. These are just a few that both cats and dogs can display. Although there are situations that we can avoid to...

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Planning a home Easter Egg hunt this year? What about your pets this Easter?

Pets and Chocolate Toxicity It’s that time of year when you need to be vigilant of your pets where bouts in your home. Dogs are natural scavengers so they will seek out any food and are particularly drawn to the sweet smell of chocolate. So where do you have that chocolate egg hidden? Chocolate doesn’t pass through a dog’s system, so it gets stored and can ultimately lead to long-term liver damage or even death. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is in the same family as caffeine, it is absorbed in the blood stream and causes cardiac, kidney and neurological dysfunction in dogs. Dogs and some other animals, such as cats and horses, can’t metabolise theobromine as quickly as humans can....

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Cat Fur-balls. What are they and can we help?

Fur-balls; How can you help?   First thing to remember is that your cat bringing up a fur-ball is completely natural, however if there are excessive amounts of fur-balls being brought up there may a risk of potential harm. What is a fur-ball? The delightful package your cat may leave on your carpeted bedroom floor is compact, usually cylindrical with a matted fur appearance. A fur-ball is formed due to your cats regular grooming routine. When your cat licks her fur, the dead or loose fur gets stuck on her Velcro-like tongue which is then swallowed down, as cats do not have the ability to ‘spit’. Mostly the hair will pass through your cats digestive system without a problem, but...

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DOGS ON BRISBANE CITY CAT FERRIES TRIAL

Have you and your dog taken the trip across the river? No, you say? Don't worry you still have time! TransLink, in association with Brisbane City Council and the ferry operator Transdev have been conducting a trial which allows pet dogs to travel on Brisbane river ferries and CityCats between Monday 9th December, 2019 and Sunday 8th March, 2020. There are up to 105,089 dogs registered with the Brisbane city council and its only growing. These days owners are taking their dogs pet friendly markets and the ever growing pet cafes. So why not let pets on the ferries and CityCats? We think its a great idea, and hope it continues! If you do decide to travel there are some rules....

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Hemp For Dogs & Cats - Healthy Alternative?

Alternative TherapiesLet’s talk about ............Hemp for your petsCBDorHemp?“It’s all the same”,well actually it isn’t!CBD and hemp seed oil both come from the hemp plant known as Cannabis sativa orindustrial hemp. But they are two different things,with many different purposes.CBD (cannabidiol) oil comes from the stalks, leaves and buds of the hemp plant. It’s usedtherapeutically to help manage many health conditions ... such as pain, inflammation,anxiety, seizures and even cancer.Hemp (or hemp seed) oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant and is a nutritionalsupplement. The seeds contain very little CBD but are rich in nutrients that also have manyhealth benefits.Hemp is asustainablecrop that’s easy to grow in many different climates and soil types–infact it’s said to grow like a...

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