As we have become more aware of not only the impact of our own diet on our health, but the impact that the production of our food has on the environment. This has had a flow on effect to what we are feeding our pets. With pets so often seen as an extension to the family there is a higher demand for high-quality food, owners are paying more and more attention to the ingredients in the food they select for their animals. They are increasingly looking for pet food that includes all the nutritional value needed to ensure their pets live a long, vibrant and healthy life. But owners are looking further than just the ingredients list when choosing their pets food. They are becoming increasing interested in purchasing locally made products...

We would all love for our pets to stay young forever, but unfortunately that is not possible. Although aging is inevitable there are some things you can do to keep them healthier. Bone and joint pain are part of the aging process for dogs and humans alike. Read up on some ways to help prevent or slow down the onset of arthritis and other joint and bone issues for your beloved pet.

There are two major categories of joint problems, developmental and degenerative problems. With developmental problems, you have things like hip or elbow dysplasia, where the joint does not develop correctly in a number of different ways. Degenerative problems are commonly caused by factors such age, weight or stress on joints. With degenerative joint...

Owning and caring for rabbits can be great fun and very rewarding, but it’s a big responsibility and a long-term commitment in terms of care and cost. Rabbits are a popular favourite pet for children, but it is important to remember that they typically live for 8-12 years. So you need to be in it for the long haul! After all everyone wants their pet to live a long and healthy life, so whether you’ve had a rabbit for years or you’re just contemplating getting one it is important to know some rabbit care basics in order to create a safe, loving environment for the furriest member of your family. From diet and housing to bunny proofing and grooming learn some tips for helping your rabbit to live the long and happy life that they...

We all know how important it is for us to stay hydrated, but it’s just as essential for our pets. Their bodies are made up of approximately 80% water, which plays many important roles from regulating body temperature to providing cushioning support for joints and internal organs. It also helps digest food, transport nutrients and eliminate waste. For these reasons, it’s important to provide your pet with access to fresh water at all times – especially during summer when animals lose more fluids through panting or sweating, and their water sources evaporate more quickly. Although it might seem ridiculous that you have to cater to your pet’s water preferences, it’s crucial to do it. After all, we prefer certain types of drinks over...

Keeping your cat in ideal body condition is crucial as overweight cats are more likely to suffer from health conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes and urinary problems. Focusing on diet and exercise is the best way to keep your ensure that your cat stays at a healthy weight. After all, prevention is always better than cure, so be sure to keep up activity levels especially if you have an indoor cat. The majority of indoor cats do not get enough exercise to keep their bodies fit and minds stimulated. But exercise is good for more than your cats waistline. By sticking to a regular feline workout plan, you’ll have a major positive impact on your cat’s overall health, behaviour and overall quality of...