Dogs

Dogs are our loyal companions that we love dearly. Sometimes they do things we do not understand and we need to learn about. Take a look at our blog to learn more about dogs, their needs, and products that can benefit you and your dog! 

Author: The Vet Shed   Date Posted: 28 August 2021  

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Date Posted: 27 August 2021  

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Date Posted: 19 October 2020  

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Author: Sophie   Date Posted: 8 September 2020  

Have you noticed your four-legged friend moving slower? Are they having trouble going up stairs or jumping onto furniture? With 4 out of 5 dogs showing signs of arthritis by age 8, arthritis could be the cause of your pooch’s discomfort. See the risk assessment below to see if your dog is at risk. ...

Author: The Vet Shed   Date Posted: 26 February 2020  

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Date Posted: 11 February 2020  

There are alot of options when it comes to preventing your pets from harmful parasites - which in alot of ways is awesome but in some ways can make choosing the medication for your pet just that bit harder. With so much choice it can be hard to know which is the best suitable for your dog or cat. Take a read of this blog to find out how you go about it all and choose your preffered method! There are a few different parasites that your dog and cats need to be protected from, they include: Fleas - Fleas are tiny brown insects that burrow into your dog or ...

Date Posted: 6 February 2020  

Dogs are strong creatures - especially when they are putting their whole weight against you and pulling on the lead. It can make walking your dog very diffucult which is not what you want. Walking your dog should be relaxing and enjoyable for you and your dog! So here are our top tips to stop your dog pulling while on walks. 1. To start off try rewarding your dog for the positive things Your dog may not understand that pulling is actually such a bad thing - so make sure when your dog is walking next to you and not pulling you reward him/her! Play games with the...

Date Posted: 28 January 2020  

If you have seen your dog drag his/her bottom along the ground right in front of you, you may be slightly confused as to what he/she is doing and what it actually means. We are here to help! Scooting almost always means that somthing is irritating your dog. Dogs will try to alleviate this pain by dragging their bottom along grass or carpet. There are a few reasons why your dogs behind may be irratated such as: Anal Sacs ...

Date Posted: 10 December 2019  

Skin care in pets can be a confusing topic. If only our pets could talk to us and tell us how they are feeling, where it is itching, what is wrong, how does it feel? Unfortunately that is not possible (much to our dismay). Watching your pet in such an uncomfortable state can make you feel helpless! So we are here to make managing your pets skin as easy and understandable as possible. So why do our pets get itchy skin? There are a few reasons that pets can suffer itchy and irratated skin that need to be addressed and looked at before you decide...

Author: The Vet Shed   Date Posted: 11 October 2019  

Cutting your dogs nails doesn't have to be hard! Through these tips and tricks, you will be able to cut your dogs nails in no time so that they are nice and comfortable at all times. If your dogs nails become too long it can cause them to become ingrown, or your their nails can get hooked on furniture, clothes etc, which you do not want. When do I cut my dogs nails? Ideally, the best time to cut your dogs nails is when they start to touch the ground. The time it takes for this to...

Date Posted: 5 September 2019  

The biggest games of both AFL and NRL this year are coming up soon! We will all be getting into the footy spirit, and so can our pets. We have some tips and tricks for celebrating with your pets this year so they stay safe and have fun! 1. If having guests over take them for a walk in the morning! This depends on what your dog will be up to during the day. If you know you are having guests over and they may not get all of the attention from you, walking them in the morning and releasing some of their energy is a great idea. ...

Date Posted: 1 September 2019  

Birthdays are important not only for us but for our pets too! Why not spoil your pet on their special day, just like they spoil and love you everyday. Unfortunately pets are not around forever so make sure you cherish the years that you have with them. Here are some things you can do for your pet on their special day. 1. Get them the pawfect present! You know your pet well, so you know what they do and don't like. Get them their favourite treat or a new toy, the possibilities are endless! We have a huge range of dog toys ...

Date Posted: 28 August 2019  

There is nothing better than hearing these types of stories here at The Vet Shed. Monte who is a 2 year old terrier mix is set to play the Tramp in the upcoming Lady and the Tramp remake film, along side his co star Rose - a Cocker Spaniel. Monte was rescued from Death row by Halo Animal Rescue when he was just 8 months old, and trained him up to be the star he is today. ...

Date Posted: 28 August 2019  

If you have shopped with us before you will know that our packaging does not stand out - it doesnt have funky designs with heaps of colours and writing like some buisnesses may have. It is really luck of the draw what box you will get! We do this for a very important reason, we are keeping our warehouse Environmentally friendly! When paper is disposed of in landfill rather than recycled, it creates methane as it breaks down. Methane is a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming with a life span 21 times longer than carbon dioxide (Visy Recy...

Date Posted: 5 August 2019  

It is a controversial topic. Many people have their pets on their bed every night, others have a pet bed and some sleep outside. So what should you do? It really is up to you, your pets and your lifestyle. Whichever you choose you will need to do this from a young age so they are used having a routine and their own safe spot to sleep in. Benefits of your pet sleeping with you: Many people believe t...

Date Posted: 5 August 2019  

Dogs communicate in their own special way that is different to how us humans do. It is important for us dog owners to understand what our dog is trying to tell us whether they be happy, sad or even anxious. This can help us make informed decisions on how to make them comfortable and support them. Alert When your dog is alert they will be standing tall with their ears pricked forwards. This can happen when they have&nbs...

Date Posted: 2 August 2019  

Having a backyard for your dog to play in is awesome and can provide you and your pets so much fun and enjoyment. However there is one pesky little problem that comes along with this. The burn patches that dogs urine creates on grass. Luckily for you, there is a simple way to fix it! It is a product called Dog Rocks! Dog urine causes a burning affect to your lawn as it is rich in Nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when in high concentrations. Dog urine spot...

Author: River   Date Posted: 1 August 2019  

Your dog is sure going to love this recipe provided from a Kong lover - River! The Border Collie. What you will need: 1/2 cup ground turkey 1/2 cup diced apples 1/2 cup died sweet potato 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 1 tablespoon KONG Easy Treat Liver ...

Author: Chilly   Date Posted: 1 August 2019  

Barker the Labrador- an avid kong lover has provided us with his favourite Kong stuffing recipe! Your pup is sure to love it. What you will need: 12 small KONG Snacks 1 sliced banana 1/2 cup blueberries 1 cup water KONG Classic How to make it: 1. Place all ingridients into a cube tray ...

Author: The Vet Shed   Date Posted: 1 December 2018  

Don't forget about your dog this Christmas! Whether you are the person that has all of their Christmas shopping done already or waits till' very last minute, we have some pawesome ideas for your pup this Christmas. 1. A personalised Pet ID Tag Is your pets ID tag getting old and hard to read? With over 150 styles and sizes to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect tag for your dog! They do not only look great but they are vital for your pets safety. Especially around the holiday period! A pet ID tag is the fastest way...