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Keep your pooches away from chocolate eggs this Easter!

Ensure your pets are vaccinated and free from flees.

Watch older pets for signs of arthritis.

 

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Outdoor Adventures

The weather has cooled but we still need to be cautious when enjoying outdoor adventures. Pavements can still become extremely hot on paws, and grass seeds remain an issue for long-haired breeds. Opt for early-morning or early-evening walks and check long-haired breeds’ coat and paws for irritating seeds. Be careful when using snail bait in the garden: keep it separated with ornamental snail traps, buried garden jars and conduit pegged to the ground. And while you’re there, make some homemade, non-toxic herbicides so you don’t harm local reptiles and birds.

Exercise Time

Be extra wary when walking your best-mate in the evenings, as autumn brings a dwindling light that makes it harder to spot cars. Ensure your pooch has a sharp recall to you and pop a bright collar on them so you can always spot them. If you have a new pup in your pack, arrange puppy training and dog obedience classes so they get along with other animals and humans. And if you’re playing fetch, avoid squash balls and splintery sticks, and opt for Frisbees instead.

Homemade Treats

While the rest of the pack is enjoying unwrapping chocolate eggs, our pets need some treats too! Here are simple recipes to treat your best-mate with!
 
Frozen Apple Dog Treats
Ingredients:
2 apples; 1 cup Greek non-fat plain yogurt; and water.
 
Slice apples into small pieces and remove seeds and the core. Blend the apple slices, yogurt, and a splash of water together until you get a liquid consistency. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or until hard.
 
Tuna Cat Treats
 Ingredients:
1 can tuna in oil, drained; 1 egg; 1 1/4 cups of flour, plus extra for dusting; 1/2 cup water; dash of parsley
 
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. In a food processor mix tuna, egg, flour, water and parsley until a dough forms. If the dough looks too sticky, add a bit more flour. Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out dough to just over a centimetre thick. Cut out treats and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool before serving.

DIY Garden Herbicides and Pesticides

When out in the garden this season, be sure to opt for homemade herbicides and pesticides to keep your local birds and reptiles free from harm! Homemade remedies are easy to create using a number of ingredients found around the home, including garlic, chili, dishwashing liquid and vegetable oil. Most concoctions can be made by simply adding the active ingredient to water in a spray bottle – simply research the best methods and experiment to see what works in your garden’s micro-climates.

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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