• 3 tips to feeding your horse in preparation for endurance riding

    Endurance riding is a great sport that allows you to spend time with your horse in the countryside, seeing wonderful views and spotting wildlife. Rides can last between three and 24 hours, depending on your speed and the length of the course. Because endurance riding tests the endurance of both horse and rider, both you and your horse need to be prepared. This means training and correct feeding in the months leading up to the ride. [Read More]

  • Appropriate Accommodation for Aged Animals: Tips on Boarding an Older Dog

    If you want to have a great time on your holiday, you probably want to make sure that your dog has a similarly great time. They need to be safe and stimulated while you're away, and in most cases this means finding appropriate pet boarding. Most younger dogs take to boarding kennels like a duck to water, but when your beloved pooch is getting on in years, there are other things you need to consider to ensure your pet is comfortable. [Read More]

  • How To Identify And Treat Common Aquarium Fungal Infections

    Fungal infections can be detrimental to the health of your fish, and once fungus takes hold of one fish it can quickly spread and infect your entire aquarium if you don't spot it and treat it quickly. Injured or diseased fish, poor water quality and not cleaning your tank regularly enough are common causes of fungal infestations in aquariums. Here's how to identify and treat three common fungal infections: Egg Fungus [Read More]

  • A Guide for Dog Owners on Snake Bites

    During the summer months when snakes are most active it's not uncommon for dogs to come into contact with them, especially if you exercise your pet in a local park or in an area near a body of water. There are a number of species of highly venomous snakes in Australia but the usual culprits for biting dogs are brown snakes and tiger snakes. How to tell if your dog has been bitten [Read More]

  • Understanding Roundworms in Dogs

    Roundworms are intestinal parasites that live on the contents of your dog's gut. These parasites look like strands of spaghetti, can grow to 20cm and can migrate from your dog's intestines to their lungs and liver, leaving them feeling generally unwell. Adult dogs respond well to roundworm treatment, but roundworms are particularly harmful to puppies whose immune systems are still developing. Roundworms can actually be fatal in puppies, especially if there is a large accumulation of the worms in their intestines, which can lead to bowel obstruction and rupturing. [Read More]