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Watch older pets for breathing difficulties.

Microchipping is mandatory for cats and dogs.

Keep pool gate closed to keep elderly pets safe.

 

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Exercise

Take your pooch for a walk during the balmy evenings or early mornings to avoid our slithery neighbours who may appear. Your pooch will prefer these times, as pavement and sand get hot very quickly during the day. If you’re throwing toys, opt for soft balls and tug toys, and when out in the bush or at your local park, watch for territorial magpies and butcher birds. Check long-haired breeds’ paws and ears for lodged grass seeds, and take a fold-up bowl on your journey so your pet doesn’t drink from the communal water and risk contracting canine cough.

Summer Festivities

During the silly season, check your local government website for firework event details, as the loud noises can cause your pet to panic. Microchipping is now mandatory for dogs and cats, so if you’re unsure if your pet is chipped, talk to us. Do not feed your pets fat from the turkey or ham as this can cause or exacerbate pancreatitis. When planning your annual holiday, book your preferred pet boarding early or arrange a house sitter. If you’re taking your best friend with you, plan for motion sickness and car travel anxiety with mild sedatives, and pack their medications, bedding, water bowls and leads & collars.

Native Animals & Our Environment

If you spot a fallen baby bird, leave them be as mum & dad will be watching close by. If the bird is injured, threatened or distressed, take them to your local vet. Keep an eye on the roads as local stumpy tails, ringtail possums and kangaroos will be active, and keep cats indoors at night and put bells on their collars to prevent them hunting native wildlife. In your backyard, plant local species and landscape with rocks & logs to encourage conservation of biodiversity, and use pesticides & herbicides sparingly while finding friendly alternatives. Watch what goes down the drain as oils, fats and harmful chemicals end up in lakes, rivers and the ocean, and recycle rubbish, compost kitchen & garden waste and cut down your vehicle use.

Summer Pupsicles!
 

Whole-fruit Pupsicles
Mix 4 cups of water, 1 cup of chopped fresh fruit, and 1 tbsp. of molasses dissolved in water in a bowl. Pick the fruit your pooch loves the most, and don’t forget to discard any pips or seeds. Pour into popsicle moulds or ice trays and freeze until solid.
 
Chicken Pupsicles
Combine 1 cup of low-sodium chicken stock, ½ cup of water, and around 42 grams of finely chopped chicken meat in a bowl. Pour into popsicle moulds or ice trays and freeze until solid.
 
Banana-Peanut Butter Pup-cream
Mash 1 ripe banana with ½ cup of peanut butter. Stir in ¼ cup of wheat germ then pour into popsicle moulds or ice trays and freeze until solid.
 

Reptilian Regulations

Reptiles make exciting, unique pets, and the bond you develop with your scaly sidekick can be very special indeed. Before you purchase a reptile though, you’ll need to obtain a license. The process behind this can vary from state to state, but you can obtain information from us or a reptile breeder.

Reptilian Regulations

Reptiles make exciting, unique pets, and the bond you develop with your scaly sidekick can be very special indeed. Before you purchase a reptile though, you’ll need to obtain a license. The process behind this can vary from state to state, but you can obtain information from us or a reptile breeder.

Reptilian Regulations

Reptiles make exciting, unique pets, and the bond you develop with your scaly sidekick can be very special indeed. Before you purchase a reptile though, you’ll need to obtain a license. The process behind this can vary from state to state, but you can obtain information from us or a reptile breeder.

Reptilian Regulations

Reptiles make exciting, unique pets, and the bond you develop with your scaly sidekick can be very special indeed. Before you purchase a reptile though, you’ll need to obtain a license. The process behind this can vary from state to state, but you can obtain information from us or a reptile breeder.

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