Pet Guardians Author PG

  1. Toxic Christmas Foods

    Christmas Foods

    During the holiday season, many of us want to be able to treat our pets a little too!

    So, we would like to provide an official “naughty or nice” Christmas food list, outlining which foods are potentially harmful to your pet, and which ones you can safely surprise them with for a little seasonal joy!

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  2. Chubby Kitties and Fat Cats

    Chubby KittiesUnfortunately, feline obesity is increasingly common, and brings with it an increased risk of issues such as diabetes, fatty liver disease, urinary tract disease and arthritis.

    Here are some ways to help your chubby kitty or fat cat get into their "Summer body"!

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  3. Not Just A "Lazy Bones"!

    Overweight Dog

    If your dog seems to be tiring quickly on walks, don’t just chalk it up to “laziness” or old age.

    Certain medical issues can also reduce exercise tolerance – here are a few common ones that are worth bearing in mind for any older pet who’s slowing down a bit!

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  4. Hormones and Weight Gain

    Overweight pets

    Whilst changes in a pet’s body condition are often related to lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, did you know that there are some cases where significant weight changes can be the result of an underlying medical issue?

    This includes endocrine conditions (hormonal imbalances), which can actually alter your pet’s metabolism!

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  5. How To Help An Overweight Pet Lose Extra Kgs!

    overweight pet

    It’s estimated that up to 50% of dogs are overweight!

    In many cases, their well-meaning owners may not actually realise that they have an overweight pet!

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  6. Ear 'Ear! Lend Us Your Ears So We Can Talk About Your Pet's Ear Health!

    ear health for dog's with big ears

    Dog parents, lend us your ears… Your dog’s ears, that is!

    Ear disease is a very common reason for consultation, so we’d love to pass on a few dog ear health maintenance tips.

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  7. Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety – Everything you need to know

    Anxiety in dogsDOG ANXIETY: CAUSES

    There are a variety of reasons why your dog has anxiety. The most commonly seen by Veterinarians are fear, separation and aging.

    For example, maybe your dog is forced into an unfamiliar or frightening experience to them, or they have a fear of abandonment, or maybe they have had bad experiences in the past or were not given the correct social and environmental exposure from a young age. These are all very common examples of what causes anxiety in dogs.

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  8. The Medical Benefits of Pets

    Health Benefits of Pets

    Did you know that, as well as being generally delightful, spending quality time with your pet is associated with scientifically-proven physical and mental health benefits?

    The simple companionship of a pet can be a great source of mental support and comfort, and can help to reduce feelings of loneliness - especially important in these times!

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  9. Socialising Puppies

    Socialising Puppies

    Even if your pup isn’t destined to be a “social butterfly”, socialising puppies should be done at a very young age.

    This is so they grow up to be a well-rounded adult in the future.

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  10. Sensitive Stomach = Special Diet?

    Dog and lady in pet store with sensitive stomach foods

    Does your pet have a 'sensitive stomach'? That is, do they intermittently show signs of vomiting and/or diarrhoea?

    There are many potential causes of a sensitive stomach, ranging from food intolerances or allergies to inflammatory bowel disease.

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