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Pet Grooming Tips!

Do you need some tips and tricks for grooming your pet? Regular grooming should be an essential part of your pet’s health care routine and also, 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.This Month Dr Katrina Warren shares with us her tips and tricks for grooming your pet!

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 Categories: Pet Care, pet care, grooming


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


Ten Tips for Keeping Pets Cool this Summer

Summer is a perfect time to make the most of warmer weather and longer daylight hours by spending more time with your pet. Summer in Australia can also mean very hot, dry conditions and your four-legged friends may need some extra care to help them keep their cool. Read More from Dr Katrina Warren Here:

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


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


Loosing Your Mind Over Loose Hair?

Isn't it lovely when your pet snuggles next to you when you watch TV? 

Except for all the hair that is left on your furniture, shed all over your clothes and living room rugs. If your pets are leaving behind a blanket of fur, than you are not alone! Here are some tips to keep the pet hair at bayFor all you out there with pets, who just can’t keep their paws off the furniture, here are some simple tips to reduce the mass of fur being spread around the house.

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 Categories: Pet Care, Everyday, pets, dogs