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Turmeric has become increasingly popular for its medicinal benefits in both humans and animals. Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family and the therapeutic benefits attributed to the active component curcumin. The turmeric root is ground down to make a powder, rich dark-yellow (golden) in colour. Many foods, treats...

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The FEI, International Federation for Equestrian Sports, announced that from July 1st 2021 horses will not be permitted to compete if they have had their […] Read More

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Getting a new puppy is such an exciting time! Teaching them to be a part of your household and the world around is very important for their life long happiness, and yours. This is why puppy socialisation is so important. What is Socialisation?  Why is it Important? Like human children,...

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If you’re one of those lucky people who have a workplace that welcomes dogs, you can be sure that a lot of people are jealous! But is your dog suited to coming to work with you? And, is your workplace suitable for having a dog? Read through our considerations to...

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Most cats will sleep anywhere from 12 to 20 hours a day, with younger and older cats sleeping more than others. This means that cats can spend up to 80% of their life asleep. Cats sleep a lot in order to conserve energy as they are natural born predators, born...

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For years there has been talk about the importance of gut health in humans; but did you know that good gut health is also very important for a strong immune system and the overall health of our canine friends too? When a dog is feeling good on the inside, with...

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How awesome are herding dogs?! I just love watching them work when I am home on the family farm. They are so clever, obedient and […] Read More

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Although it can be destructive it is important to remember that scratching is a natural behaviour for cats. Scratching keeps their claws healthy by removing the outer layers of the claw. Scratching also marks the territory, both visually and with scent from the scent glands on the paws. It releases...

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Flehmen is a term used to describe a behaviour where a horse extends their neck, raises their head and curls back their upper lip showing their teeth. Flehmening is a mammalian behaviour not only seen in horses but also performed by many mammals including cats, dogs, cattle, goats, giraffes, lions,...

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What is worm resistance? Worm resistance in horses is a growing concern within Australia and around the world. It is when worms develop the ability to survive certain chemicals that once would have been effective in killing them. Studies are showing that the effectiveness of some wormers are significantly diminished...

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So you have a new puppy, a blank canvas so to speak! What do you start teaching them? What do they need to know? Learning is always happening from the moment you bring your puppy home – and learning is for life, but to get you started, here are our...

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Adding a new dog to the household comes with an element of stress, and whether it’s a foster dog, a dog you’re minding, a new puppy or adult dog, there are some simple rules to follow and management strategies to put in place to ensure all goes smoothly. The Right...

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