We love travelling with pets... but some people & places don't... like National Parks or some caravan parks!
PLUS... there are other issues apart from behaviour such as vaccinations and more - This section might just have some answers for you!
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Ok... you've decided to get up and go see Australia with or without the kids... but the 'most important' child can't be ignored right? The family dog. So many people are travelling with pets these days - dogs in particular - but the services like vets & groomers we're used to at home are not always easily available on the road.
What to do? - Especially if you have a longer haired dog like us - like Chica.... a Toy Poodle.
Now there are plenty of other longer haired breeds that need regular grooming like Dachies etc but so too do short haired breeds like Staffies or Whippets etc...
We asked long time friend and professional dog groomer Todd Clark from Morriset Dog Grooming how can travellers find a groomer they can 'trust'?
How's your old dog doing... ok? Got a cough or occasional limping or out of character behaviour? Could it be age related or something else?...
In this 60 second podcast with pictures... Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Essendon Veterinary Surgeon Dr Simon Kudnig explains why age is actually not a disease
A tiny dot half the size of your little finger-nail with 6 teensy legs near its head. To be honest - it's highly unlikely Hollywood would ever consider making a block-buster with the title "Tick Dundee or Tickmania or Teenage Mutant Ninja Ticks!"
Which is a pity because when it comes to killer Aussie predators, the Paralysis Tick is right up there alongside our poisonous snakes and killer spiders.
Do you grow lavender at home? Do your dogs or cats love its fragrant smell?
Our 'old boy' Cosmo - (Min. Poodle sadly no longer with us) would often spend literally hours rolling in or brushing up against the rows of lavender bush in our back yard.
Cosmo was a very 'busy' dog. Always up to something. But after his 'lavender loving' sessions, he'd come inside covered in bits of purple flower, happy as anything then lay down and sleep for hours!
Do you sleep with your pet? Research shows vast numbers of us do and we laugh off the idea that their shifting, shaking, scratching and middle-of-the-night-toileting might have any effect on us.
But we shouldn’t.
A study from Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that having our sleep interrupted is just as bad for us as not getting enough sleep in the first place.
The team of researchers used a pool of 62 healthy men and women to examine how sleep patterns affected the body.
We often get asked "HEELLP!... how can I stop my young dog eating his poo'?"...
First of all, don't be embarrassed, poo-eating better known as copraphagia is surprisingly common!
Plus dogs such as Labradors seem to be the dog world's equivalent of a vacuum cleaner... they're willing to try to eat just about anything and everything but many other breeds of dog do this too.
“Roses are red, violets are blue... Skip the chocolate and roses…buy me catnip or liver instead!”
Pretty well most of us really love the romance associated with Valentines Day…we just know that right around the world, there are Vets and nurses gearing up to spend a less than fun-filled time, cleaning up vomit and poos around that time…
Of course nobody in their right mind would feed a pet chocolate these days right?...
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