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Dealing with Worms in Cats and Dogs

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Worming is and should be a vital part of your dog or cat’s health care program. Approximately 80% of dogs and 75% of cats in Australia harbour intestinal worms - which isn’t surprising seeing that some worms can produce thousands of eggs per day and some eggs can survive dormant for up to 5 years in the ground. Dogs Worms are the culprit for some of the most common health problems for dogs. Certain types of worms are easier to spot than others. For example, when infected with tapeworms, it’s common to see what resembles grain of rice in the...

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Dealing with Fleas in Cats and Dogs

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Fleas are probably the most annoying and prolific type of pet pest; causing relentless discomfort and distress for our four-pawed friends (and us). They’re an external parasite whose mouthparts are adapted for piercing skin and sucking up blood – a practice known as hematophagy. They are wingless and have long hind legs for jumping, making it easy for them to travel seamlessly through fur and evade physical attacks. There are over 2,000 different species of these little blood-sucking terrors, all with their own preferred feeding hosts. While they may prefer dogs and cats, most fleas will suck blood from any...

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Why pets shed and how to control it

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Cats and Dogs have 3 types of hair and they are: Primary Hairs – Long and CourseSecondary Hairs – Soft and FluffyTactile Hairs – Like WhiskersIt is mainly secondary hairs that are more prone to shed and usually it is the dead or damaged hairs that are the main contributors to the amount and frequency of a pet shedding.Most of our pets shed hair but often it is seen as the longer hair breeds to be the most in need of grooming after and during shedding but this is often the illusion due to the length of hair.There are a...

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Tips for Cat Lovers: Choose the Right Litter, Tray, and Placement

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If you have a cat, you will definitely need a litter tray, as well as litter. You also need to place it at the right spot to minimize the odour and visibility, as well as ensure your pet will actually use it, as cats are notorious for NOT going where you want them to go. The placement of the tray is an issue you should consider with extreme care. Choose a spot in your home that is out of the way so that you or your guests don’t stumble upon it by accident. However, it should be easy for the...

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How to Stop your Cat from Scratching Furniture: Do NOT Declaw

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How to Stop your Cat from Scratching Furniture: Do NOT Declaw A ruined expensive sofa is a good reason to look for an effective solution to your cat’s ‘scratching problem’. However, you should always remember that the easiest way isn’t always the best. There are many methods that can teach your pet not to scratch the furniture, and declawing isn’t the way to go on this. Declawing is a dangerous and invasive procedure that deals an extensive amount of harm to the animal, both physically and emotionally. It may be described in fancy terms, but this surgical procedure is, in...

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