Pet Insurance Australia Issues Urgent Warning on Easter Chocolate Poisoning Risks for Pets
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by Nadia Crighton
3w ago
As Australians prepare to celebrate Easter with chocolate treats, Pet Insurance Australia issues a timely reminder of the dangers posed to pets by chocolate consumption. With chocolate toxicity claims doubling during Easter, the organisation urges pet owners to take extra precautions to keep their furry friends safe. Nadia Crighton, spokesperson for Pet Insurance Australia, emphasises the seriousness of the issue, stating, “It’s around this time of year we see a decent spike in chocolate toxicity claims for our pets.” Crighton explains that while cats may avoid chocolate, dogs are often tempte ..read more
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Sleep Awareness Month – What About The Dog?
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by Michelle Cummins
1M ago
As sleep awareness week squints into action in March and World Sleep Day peeps on March 17th, Pet Insurance Australia urges Australians not to hit the snooze button on the importance of our dogs getting a decent dose. “Quality sleep is paramount for our canine companions from the time they are pups right through to adulthood,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “Good sleep has a huge effect on puppies as it assists towards growth and development, health and immune system function, physical health, mental development, behaviour and temperament and overall quality of life.” But a ..read more
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Are cats really fussy? Or are they just products of their fascinating evolution?
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by Dr Bec
1M ago
Can you relate? I have often found myself standing, bewildered in the cat food aisle, perplexed as to what my seemingly fickle and fussy cat might deign to eat this week… This frustration is shared with around half of the pet parents I work with. Research shows that over 40% of cats are ‘fussy’ or ‘picky’ when it comes to their food. And it can get worse. It may be a day-to-day struggle where ‘Food A’ is delicious today, then a haughty though adorable little nose is turned up at this now ‘unacceptable’ food the very next day. Buying cat food in bulk is just not an option for many of us.  ..read more
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NO MORE FISHING! How to Stop Your Dog Getting Caught Out From Fishing Mishaps
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by Nadia Crighton
1M ago
Who doesn’t love throwing in a line on a hot summer’s day in the hope of catching a whopper for dinner? But what happens if your wonderful relaxing day on the beach or out on the boat is suddenly interrupted by the family dog and an emergency trip to the vet? Ingesting fishhooks can pose serious health risks, including gastrointestinal injuries, obstructions, or perforations. It’s crucial for pet owners to keep fishing equipment out of reach and seek immediate veterinary care if their dog ingests any fishing equipment. “Fishing gear can be a big problem for our beloved dogs,” Nadia Crighton fr ..read more
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Most Common Cat Breeds In 2024
Pet Insurance Australia
by Nadia Crighton
2M ago
Pet Insurance has been busy collating the top cat breeds for 2024 with some of the most adorable purring machines making the list. “We’ve seen a big rise in the number of cats now obtaining pet insurance to give a clear picture of what felines friends Australia’s are now adopting into their homes,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “However, as much as many might think that a purebred would be topping the list, it’s actually our humble Domestic Shorthair that takes out all three categories – most popular, most popular female cat and most popular male cat.” 1- Domestic Shor ..read more
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Benefits of hydrotherapy for dogs
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by Sharon Osmond
2M ago
Hydrotherapy is a form of a low impact, non-weight bearing exercise that aids in the rehabilitation of weak, sore and painful joints. This type of aqua (water) therapy or ‘controlled swimming’ is an excellent form of exercise that allows the ‘working out’ and strengthening of the muscles normally used in movement. It also avoids the ‘jarring’ effect caused by running on hard ground, which can damage or weaken the limb, particularly an arthritic joint or one recovering from an injury or surgery. Hydrotherapy requires warm water with a temperature between 26-30 degrees C. It is very useful for d ..read more
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Valentine’s Day: Celebrating Safely with Pets
Pet Insurance Australia
by Nadia Crighton
2M ago
As Valentine’s Day approaches, the air is filled with the anticipation of romantic gestures and heartfelt celebrations. While many couples plan their special day, pet owners are reminded to include their furry companions in the festivities while prioritising their safety. Pet Insurance Australia offers valuable insights and tips to ensure a love-filled and hazard-free Valentine’s Day for pets and their owners. Amidst the exchange of roses and tokens of affection, Pet Insurance Australia emphasises the need for pet owners to be aware of potential hazards associated with Valentine’s Day celebrat ..read more
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Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?
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by Nadia Crighton
2M ago
Introduction Mushrooms are a common ingredient in many dishes, but their safety for dogs is a topic of concern. This blog post addresses whether dogs can eat mushrooms and what to be aware of. Nutritional Profile of Mushrooms Mushrooms can be a source of protein, fiber, and vitamins for dogs. However, the type of mushroom is crucial, as some are toxic. Can Dogs Safely Eat Mushrooms? Dogs can eat certain types of store-bought mushrooms, like button mushrooms, in moderation. However, wild mushrooms can be extremely dangerous and potentially fatal. Signs and Symptoms of Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs ..read more
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Can Dogs Eat Cucumber?
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by Nadia Crighton
2M ago
Introduction Cucumbers are a refreshing snack for humans, especially on hot days, but are they just as good for dogs? This blog explores the benefits and potential risks of feeding cucumbers to dogs. Nutritional Profile of Cucumber Cucumbers are low in calories and high in water content, making them a hydrating snack. They also contain vitamins K, C, and magnesium. Can Dogs Safely Eat Cucumber? Yes, cucumbers are safe for dogs to eat and can be a healthy snack due to their high water content and low calories. Potential Health Benefits for Dogs Hydration, especially during hot weather. Low-cal ..read more
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Can Dogs Eat Grapes?
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by Nadia Crighton
2M ago
Introduction Grapes are a popular snack for humans, but when it comes to our canine companions, it’s crucial to understand the risks associated with this fruit. Nutritional Profile of Grapes Grapes are known for their vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants. However, their nutritional benefits for humans do not translate the same way for dogs. Can Dogs Safely Eat Grapes? No, dogs should never eat grapes or raisins (dried grapes). Even in small quantities, grapes can cause acute kidney failure in dogs, which can be potentially fatal. The toxic substance in grapes is unknown, but it’s believed th ..read more
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