Hello, my name is Catherine. I have long loved animals and have had several of my own over the years. Sadly, I saw two of my cats suffer with feline cancer, one of my dogs had arthritis, and, of course, we faced the usual calamities and injuries pets often face. However, I have had to navigate this on a relatively restricted budget, and through the years, I have gotten quite proficient at that. I work at a library and love doing research on pets and veterinary care as well as a range of other topics. I also love to write so decided to put my info in a blog. Please, explore and enjoy!
2 February 2023
Beginning training when your pup is still young can curtail behavioural challenges before they have a chance to develop. Puppy preschool programs are designed for dogs that aren't quite old enough for an intensive training program, so they are typically recommended for pups that are less than four months old. 1. Early Socialisation One of the best reasons to consider puppy preschool is for early socialisation, especially if you don't have other dogs or pets at home.
19 October 2022
If you have a new puppy, it's time to get started on puppy training. Training a puppy can be a daunting task, especially if you don't use the right tools. Unfortunately, without training, your puppy can become unruly and aggressive. However, if you've never trained a puppy before, you might not know where to start. If that's the case, read the list provided below for four tips that will help you take the work out of training your puppy.
28 June 2022
Brushing your dog or cat regularly will help to prevent knots and mats from forming, and professional grooming sessions will also ensure that your pet's fur does not become matted. Things do not always go according to plan though, and you may have to ask your groomer to deal with a knotted or matted coat. It is important that these tangles are dealt with, as they can be painful and harmful to your pet.
28 March 2022
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the joints. This inflammation occurs when cartilage at the joints deteriorates, and although osteoarthritis is most commonly found in older cats, the condition can develop at any age. It's not always possible to pin down exactly why a cat develops this condition, but it can be brought on by recent or historic trauma. Being very overweight can also put your cat at risk of osteoarthritis due to the wear and tear on their joints that occurs when carrying extra weight.
30 November 2021
While most of the focus has, naturally, been on your safety and wellbeing throughout COVID-19, it is important to not forget that your dog or cat needs to be kept safe from all sorts of dangerous viruses as well. Pet vaccinations are not a one-off requirement, but something that you need to keep updated for the duration of their lives. As summer starts to take hold of Australia the risks of various viruses go up, consider getting a check-up appointment for your pet.