My cat is fat

Cats love lazing around, but the relaxed lifestyle can have serious health consequences. Obesity is a big problem for many pets, and this extra weight can put an enormous strain on their bodies, leading to health issues such as arthritis and diabetes. Unfortunately extra weight often creeps up on a pet, and owners might not…

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Dog breed: Siberian Husky

As it’s name suggests, the Siberian Husky was first bred in Russia’s Siberia. The original dogs were bred by the Chukchi people, who were hunter-gatherers. The Chukchi needed an energetic, hardy dog who could live in the extreme cold and pull sleds (their main method of transport) at speed without seeming to tire. From Siberia…

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How to keep your dog cool

Heat wave conditions. That’s a term residents of South-East Queensland have become all too familiar with. And if you’ve been finding it difficult keeping your cool these past few weeks, spare a thought for your furry mates.   Dogs can’t sweat (and many have a heavy coat not designed for sub-tropical temperatures). This means they…

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My cat won’t eat

While some cats have healthy appetites, others don’t. And as owners, it’s upsetting to watch our beloved pets refuse to eat whatever foods we put in their bowls.   Often cats will go off their food because they are unwell. Your pet might not want to eat because she is experiencing mouth pain, nausea, has…

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