Rat and mouse numbers tend to rise as cooler weather forces them to search for food closer to our homes, sheds and garages. Be aware that rat baits might be out on neighbouring properties and contact your vet if your pet appears off-colour.
There are several options for your cat if you are planning a holiday. You can get a house-sitter, or ask someone to visit your cat regularly, or you can board your cat at a cattery.
Before you travel, ask yourself: will my cat or dog be comfortable and happy? Some animals simply prefer to stay at home, so pet sitting or boarding may be the best option. If you do decide to take your pet along, you must take as much care with the preparation of your pet’s trip as your own.
Holiday plans can be more complicated when you have pets. Will you take your pets with you or leave them behind? How will you travel? Where will they stay? You should get organised well before it's time to go on your break.
Pet insurance covers your pets in the event of unexpected illnesses and accidents.
Does your pet struggle to get up in the morning, hobble around or do they have trouble with stairs or jumping into the car? Arthritis can be a real pain in the neck (or hip) but there is treatment available to help your creaky pet.
Most people think it won't happen to them, but losing a pet occurs more often than one might think. Fortunately, many pets are found within a 3km radius of their homes and can return weeks after being reported lost.
Is your cat ruining your favourite sofa? Here are a few tips to train your indoor cat to use a scratching post and not your furniture.
Chronic kidney disease is a major cause of death in dogs and cats. The kidney cells, or nephrons, cease to function gradually over a period of weeks to years.
Many cats enjoy interacting with their owners and playtime, either indoors or outdoors, is a great way to cultivate a bond between cat and owner.