With the temperature dropping and winter coming closer, it might be time to think about buying a coat or jacket for your dog. Before choosing a winter coat for your dog, you'll need to decide if your dog needs one. Many dogs have an easy time staying warm during the winter, while others don't. When it comes to protection against the elements in winter weather, some dogs are better equipped than others. We know that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, with different amounts and types of fur, all of which can influence how the cold affects them. Some dogs simply have more insulating body fat than others. Your dog’s capacity to stay warm outside in the winter depends on his breed, his size, and his age. Find out what to look out for...

There are many ways to reward your dog for a job well done. Throwing a tennis ball might be great at the end of a long “stay,” or a romp in the backyard after practising “wait” by the door. But food treats are often the most convenient and effective way to influence your dog’s behaviour. Here are some tips for choosing the right reward to suit the needs of your dog. 

Using positive reinforcement is one of the easiest ways to train a dog. When training using this method, you give your dog a reward to reinforce a behaviour you like. For example, if you ask your dog to sit and he does it, you give him a treat. You are rewarding the dog's good behaviour. But a reward does not necessarily need to be food, toys and praise are also...

As a loving pet owner, you do everything possible to keep your dog in the best shape, from feeding them the best food to making sure they get daily exercise and regular him vet checks. But are you paying enough attention to the health of your dog's teeth? If not, it's time to change your ways. After all an adult dog has 42 tooth in comparison to an adult humans measly 32. So it is even more important to take good care your dog’s teeth to help reduce bad breath, improve overall health and increase your pet’s lifespan. But good news there is some simple things that can be done to improve your dog’s dental health!

Feed them a quality diet

Dental health has a lot to do with what you are feeding your pet. If you are looking to improve...

It is important to give your rabbit a health check once or twice a month. As rabbits are notoriously good at hiding when they are sick! Although this is a good survival tactic in the wild! For pet rabbits, hiding their symptoms can make it hard for owners to know when to seek vet attention. It is easy to carry out a health check on your rabbit. First place the rabbit on a non-slippery surface or wrap in a blanket; never leave your rabbit unattended on a table as it will probably try and jump down, from whatever height. If your rabbit is hard to handle it can be easier to do this with the help of a friend. If you notice any problems during a health check, you should call your vet immediately and describe any issues you may have...

The basic rules to feeding your horse is to understand their physiological state, as well as how their bodies work. Unlike some other pets, horses have complex digestive systems and certain dietary needs that must be met based on their stage in life and physiological condition. Here are some guidelines to consider when feeding your horse:

Know what stage your horse is at.

To select the best horse feed, you should factor in their breed, age, weight and physiological stage of your horse (whether it’s breeding or non-breeding, pregnant etc.) Generally speaking, horses aged 2 or less, senior or sensitive horses require different nutrients, which may require you to choose different products. Or ageing horses may require a joint...