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About our Premises Flea Spray

Oakwood Premises Flea Spray is a very effective insecticidal spray intended to treat the environment of dogs and cats to eliminate fleas. 

Protects spray areas up to 12 months against the emergence of fleas from eggs and larvae.
Protects the environment for up to 3 weeks against adult fleas which might invade the premises from outside via the animals.
Suitable for use in all indoor and odour areas such as kennels, pet bedding, pet clothing, chairs and, carpet.
Ideal to use in conjunction with Oakwood Flea Shampoo for Dogs with Sensitive Skin. To eliminate fleas form your dog.

Part of OAKWOOD’s Fleas Solution Range

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 Categories: Pet Care, Medicated, pets, pet care, dogs


Pet Grooming Tips!

Regular grooming should be an essential part of your pet’s health care routine and grooming is a good opportunity to give your pet a good check over for fleas, signs of irritation or any lumps that may require veterinary care. All dogs and cats require some brushing but the amount of time spent each week varies hugely between breeds and type of coat. Some long -haired breeds require brushing nearly every day, while those with shorter coats may only need a brush once a week.

A good time to brush your pet is when they are relaxed. For dogs, this is usually after a walk and for cats when they are chilled out and ready for a nap.  Get them used to being handled all over from a young age and keep grooming sessions very short when you start. A grooming mitt, like the Oakwood Pet Grooming Glove is the perfect tool to help get puppies and kittens used to being brushed.  The glove is gentle and removes loose hair as it massages the coat.  This glove is also great for adult pets that are wary of regular brushing.

Your grooming routine should also include and cleaning ears and trimming nails as necessary.

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 Categories: Pet Care, pet care, grooming


Ten Tips to keep pets cool this summer

Summer is a perfect time to make the most of warmer weather and longer days by spending more time with your pet. Your furry friends may need some extra care to help them keep their cool and safe.

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, Medicated, tips for summer, pets, pet care, dogs


8 reasons why daily exercise is great for your pooch.

 We all know that regular exercise offers many health benefits to humans, but exercise has huge benefits for dogs of all ages too. Dr Katrina Warren talks about pet health and fitness this month, here are 8 reasons why daily exercise is great for your pooch.

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 Categories: Pet Care, pet exercise, pet care


Travelling with your Pets!

Are you planning on travelling with your pet over this summer holiday period? Oakwood Pet Care Ambassador Dr Katrina Warren, shares with us her tips on travelling with pets!

Nothing is more fun than a family holiday when the four-legged friends are invited too but careful preparation is important to ensuring the whole family has a safe and healthy time. Get some more tips here:

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, Medicated, travelling with pets, tips for summer, pets, pet care


Top Puppy Training Tips

Top Puppy Training Tips

There’s nothing quite like the fun and delight of a new puppy. Choosing a four-legged family member and bringing them into your home is an exciting time.  Right from the start, thoughtful care and management is really important; your actions in the first few months will influence your puppy’s behavior for life.

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Puppy Handling & Grooming Tips

Handling and Grooming your Puppy

Teaching your puppy to enjoy being handled and groomed is essential.  It’s much nicer and easier to own a dog that actually enjoys being touched and this behaviour starts by teaching your puppy to like it from the very start.

The idea is to teach your puppy that every time you touch/handle them in different areas, they get rewarded with lots of treats. For example, you touch your puppy’s tail and give them a treat, then you touch your puppy’s foot and give another treat.  You want your puppy to enjoy this interaction into their personal space.  You also need to recognize the areas that your puppy is uncomfortable about and take these areas slowly. It’s important to take your time and work within your puppy’s tolerance.

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, Medicated, puppy handling, puppy grooming, pet care, dogs


Tips for washing your cat

Cats are fastidiously clean animals, known for taking good care of themselves. Despite keeping their own coats well groomed, there are some instances when cats definitely require a wash – medical reasons, a toxic substance on their coat or because they’re just plain dirty.

Amazingly, not all cats hate having a bath - some even seem to enjoy it, in fact there are breeds like the Turkish Van cat, that are known for their love of water. Generally cats that have had pleasant bathing experiences since they were kittens are more likely to tolerate being washed.

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Warm Winter Paws

The approach of winter makes us want to reach for warmer clothing and spend more time indoors with cosy heating.  Luckily for our pets, Australian dogs and cats are spending much more time indoors than in decades past, but just like humans, they still require seasonal adjustments and most will appreciate some extra warmth in winter.

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 Categories: Pet Care, pet care


Australia’s first online puppy and adolescent dog training has launched

 We have some exciting news for dog lovers to share! 

TV veterinarian, Dr Katrina Warren, and professional dog trainer, Kelly Gill, have today launched Australia’s first online puppy and adolescent dog training program, the Pet Lovers Puppy Club, which provides everything you need to set your puppy up for life.

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 Categories: Pet Care, pets, dogs