Oakwood Blog


5 easy craft activities you can enjoy with your kids this Easter

 Easter is a very special time to spend with family and friends. While many of us associate Easter morning with a chocolate egg Easter hunt, there are plenty of crafty alternatives to make Easter just as enjoyable, but without the sugar-hit! 

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 Categories: quick, household, fun, eggs, easy, easter, diy


10 tips on how to be an organised parent for healthy school lunches

We all know what it’s like at the beginning of the school year – new books, uniforms, and of course the mind-boggling requests for healthy school lunches. Here are 6 quick and easy ways to keep on top of your game for the school year ahead

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 Categories: school, plan, organise, lunches, household


How to make your own Christmas crackers!

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a great time to start preparing for the silly season ahead. Christmas crackers are a great addition to any dinner table – they are easy to put together and great fun for the kids. Also, don’t be afraid to get a little creative with the gifts inside each cracker – we often make our own edible treats or recycle old toys and lego figurines for the little ones. 

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 Categories: festive season tips, festive, diy, crackers, christmas


Tackling Paralysis ticks

The Australian paralysis tick is a very dangerous little creature responsible for the death of hundreds of dogs and cats each year. It lives in bushy coastal areas along the eastern seaboard of Australia from north Queensland to eastern Victoria. Ticks are most prevalent from spring to autumn however they may occur at any time of year.


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 Categories: ticks, summer, petcare, pet care, care


5 ways to catch up on spring cleaning


As the days become longer and the weather warms up, it’s a good time to freshen up the home and clear out the dust and cobwebs from the cooler months. If you already haven’t done so, don’t stress here are some ways to spring clean your home!

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 Categories: #tips, #spring, #household, #cleaning


HELP- My cat scratches the furniture

Scratching of the furniture is one of the most common complains of cat owners and is a common reason for cats to be surrendered. It is important to understand that scratching is a natural behaviour for cats. It is how they remove the outer sheath of their claws, to expose their new sharper claws. It is not a behaviour that you can actually stop but there are several things you can do to prevent your furniture being ruined.

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 Categories: scratching, pets, cats


Help! My Dog Chews Everything

Chewing is a perfectly natural behaviour for dogs – it’s instinctive and most dogs clearly enjoy it. Problems arise, however, when dogs chew things they shouldn’t. From a dog’s perspective it can be very hard to work out what they are and aren’t allowed to chew and this can be very frustrating for their owners.  But the good news is that it is possible to understand why your dog is chewing and how to stop it.

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 Categories: pets, pet care, chewing


Keep your house clean and cosy this winter

The chilly season is here! Shorter days and longer nights mean more time indoors. This month Oakwood Amabassador, Arabella Forge shares with us tips on keeping your house clean and cosy this winter:

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 Categories: winter, warm, household, cosy


Looking after your pet in winter

Winter can be dangerous for eldery and young pets. It is important to ensure you are taking special care of them in the colder months. This Month Dr Katrina Warren shares with us her tips on looking after your pet in winter!

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 Categories: winter, pet care


Four Fun Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors in Winter

Cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours signal that winter is approaching. During the colder months it can difficult to give your dog as much outdoor exercise as usual.  When it’s too dark or wet to head to the dog park, you can still keep your dog exercised and mentally stimulated with some creative indoor activities. This Month Dr Katrina Warren shares with us her four fun ways to keep your dog active indoors in Winter.

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 Categories: fun, exercise, dogs