Caring for your bird

03 / Sep / 2021

Before you purchase a bird, please ensure that you have thought carefully about the needs of birds as pets. Speak to your local veterinarian and other pet owners, and gather as much information as you can to aid you in your decision. Responsibilities of owning a bird Buying a bird really means that you are

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Coping with the Cold

03 / Sep / 2021

Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature falls and the pet cannot maintain a normal temperature. Decreased body temperatures can affect the central nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and immune system. Hypothermia is characterised by 3 phases: Mild 32-35°C Moderate 28-32°C Severe

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Seresto No Need To Bite

03 / Sep / 2021

Confused about which tick and flea treatments to use for your dog? Chewable tick and flea treatments, which work by circulating in your dog’s blood, rely on ticks and fleas to bite your dog in order to work. However, with external products like Seresto, ticks and fleas come into contact with the medication as soon

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Advocate No Need To Bite

03 / Sep / 2021

Parasite protection is important, but there are a lot of options which can be confusing. Internal treatments, like chewable tablets, rely on your pet being bitten by fleas for the medication to work. With treatments like Advocate, which work on the outside of the dog, fleas come into contact with the medication as soon as

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Dogs and Allergies

03 / Sep / 2021

Overview Allergies in dogs are one of the most common conditions seen by veterinarians. It can be a very frustrating condition for both the pet and pet owner. But, there are many things you can try to help alleviate the symptoms. Most skin allergies are due to airborne pollens and not food. It is estimated

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The canine guide to lumps and bumps on dogs

03 / Sep / 2021

Does your dog have a lump or bump on or under their skin? While lumps and bumps are more common in older dogs, younger dogs can get them too. 1 Most lumps and bumps are benign (non-cancerous), but some of them can be malignant (cancerous). The older your dog is, the higher their chance of

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Caring for your Australian Tarantula

02 / Sep / 2021

Description:  There are currently seven tarantula species described in Australia from four genera, Selenocosmia, Selenotholus, Selenotypus, and Phlogiellus, with six species occurring in Queensland. Tarantulas range widely in size with a leg spans between 5 to 16 cm. Females are usually larger than males. In general, tarantulas have a large, heavy body, which varies in colour from dark chocolate-brown to pale fawn.

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Caring for your Carpet Python

02 / Sep / 2021

Carpet Python Care Sheet Overview and Housing: Carpet pythons are large, heavy bodied, semiarboreal snakes. Sizes between subspecies vary greatly from 1.8m to over 3m. As adults it is important that they are housed in an enclosure with adequate height enabling them to climb. For one adult carpet python, an enclosure with dimensions of at

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Caring for your Bearded Dragon

02 / Sep / 2021

Bearded Dragon Care Sheet A Reptile License must be obtained from Queensland Parks and Wildlife prior to purchasing a reptile. From 22 August 2020, there are three new licences Standard, Specialised, and Advanced—which allow people to keep, breed or trade protected animals in Queensland. For 5 years prices start at $59.20 for a standard license,

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