Cat facts

• Cats have been domesticated for about 4000 years, and there are now more than 500 million domesticated cats in the world. • The average period of gestation for a cat is about nine weeks. • Adult cats have 30 teeth. • In Australia, there are about 50 recognised breeds and pedigrees of cats. •…

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Train your cat

When we talk about training pets, most of us think of dogs sitting patiently waiting for a treat for a job well done. But did you know you can also train your cat? Because cats are independent and like to do things in their own time, you will need to be patient and remember, some…

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Moving with pets

Moving house is an exciting, but stressful life change for you and your family, and this includes your pets. While you’re packing the kitchen and cleaning out the garage, don’t forget that the change in home will affect your pet, and that’s before you’ve even arrived at your new house. Pets, especially dogs, will not…

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Acupuncture for dogs

Most of us have asked a naturopath for advice, grabbed some herbs from a herbalist or tried bowen therapy for a dodgy knee, but did you know dogs can also benefit from a dose alternate therapy? Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat an array of human ailments, from arthritis to menopause…

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Toilet Training

Toilet training your new puppy should start as soon as you get her home. Remember, it will take time and patience, but you will get there in the end. Some pups will pick it up quickly, others will take a bit more time. Just be patient and don’t get stressed if accidents occur, because they…

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