Osteoarthritis, OA for short, is a joint disease that affects people as well as dogs. OA can be as painful for our dogs as it is for us. In healthy joints, a slippery tissue called cartilage cushions the ends of the bones in the joints.  With OA, cartilage breaks down, causing pain and swelling.

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In Australia there are 76 pet insurance policies from 23 providers available to help you find the best health cover for your dog or cat. It can become confusing and we get lost in the terminology. Once the decision has been made, the financial burden of treating your animals can be relieved.

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Just like you, your dog’s safety is compromised when not wearing a seat belt in the car.  Unrestrained dogs can be distracting which can cause accidents.

Rules introduced in Australia in 2013 prohibit a pet being in the driver’s area of a vehicle for this reason.

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“Roses are red

Violets are blue

For kissable fresh breath

Give me a chew”

Greenies began production in 1996 and have since given dental care to many dogs and cats around the world. They clean teeth and maintain healthy gums when given on a daily basis.

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We assume because our animals our outside regularly, they can tolerate the weather better than we can.  This is not the case and with the warm weather now upon us, it is time to ensure we know the signs of heatstroke in your pets and how to avoid this debilitating condition.  Heatstroke is a serious condition that can lead to multiple organ failure. 

Animals can die quickly if not treated.

Heatstroke can be avoided by common sense rules:

  • Keep your pets in a cool, shaded area with good ventilation
  • Do not exercise in hot, humid conditions
  • Never leave them in a car
  • If inside is cooler than outside, bring them inside
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