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Why you should take your dog for walks!

Posted by Chanel Cooper on

Well, its official. Summer is over here in Australia! I must admit i will not be missing those scorching 40 degree heat days! Im very excited that the weather is cooling down as that means i can take my dog for more walks and not just in the late evenings or early mornings when the pavement isnt burning hot from the sun!  Dogs need walks both for excersise and mental stimulation. Dogs like to go for walks to get outdoors,sniff and engage with their environment, excersise, and perhaps socialise with people and dogs outside the home. Regular excersise is a necessity...

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My pet has been bitten by a snake, what should I do?

Posted by Sara Griffith-Price on

In the warmer summer months, snakes become much more active and pet owners need to be careful and safeguard their pets from snake bites, plus look out for the warning signs should an animal be bitten.Dogs will often try to chase or kill snakes resulting in snake bites usually to the dog's face and legs. Cats, being hunters and chasing anything that moves, also makes them quite susceptible to snake bites.The sort of reaction your pet has to a snake bite is determined by a number of factors: the type of snake, the amount of venom injected and the site...

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Do I need to restrain my dog when travelling in my car?

Posted by Sara Griffith-Price on

The laws regarding restraint of dogs in or on vehicles can vary between the states/territories. We recommend that you check:1. The Road Traffic Authority (or equivalent) Road rules2. Check with the state government department responsible for animal welfare in that state or the relevant state RSPCA to check the Animal Welfare laws that apply to transporting dogs in or on vehiclesRestraining a dog in a car may provide several safety benefits both to the dog and the occupants of the car:The dog cannot move around within the car and therefore has less potential to distract or disrupt the driver in a...

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Socialisation of Overprotective dogs by Cesar Milan

Posted by Sara Griffith-Price on

Dogs can become overprotective for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’re projecting fearful or submissive energy and he feels like he needs to take charge and keep you safe. Or you haven’t done the best job at following the exercise, discipline, affection model and your pooch simply sees you as a free source of food and love. Why wouldn’t he try to protect such a valuable commodity from other dogs and people? Whatever the reason that your pup’s overprotective nature developed, it’s something that you need to curb before it gets out of control. Left unchecked, this behavior can lead...

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Nutty Mutts

Posted by Sara Griffith-Price on

Coconut oil, everybody is going mad for it. Cooking with it, using it for beauty treatments, eating it by the spoonful, oil pulling. The benefits are touted everywhere, and from personal experience, this stuff is gold.  Lately I have been panicking about the longevity of my beautiful life companion, my (now) 7yo Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The thought of losing her brings a lump the size of Tassie up into my throat. As all of you lovely Fetch & Co followers can relate to. So Im now being proactive and educating myself and have discovered that coconut oil isn't just for...

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