After the popularity of last week’s Genetic Diseases of Dogs, it’s only fair the cats get their own page. Information on breed disorders came from the Sydney University LIDA Cats database (no longer publicly available). Continue reading “What Diseases Does My Cat’s Breed Get?”
Most decisions to own a purebred dog are based entirely on positive aspects, like temperament, personality and lifestyle. These are important, but we should also focus on the negative, like what can go wrong. Continue reading “What Diseases Does My Dog’s Breed Get?”
Why are so many ginger cats male? What are the odds a ginger cat can be female? Continue reading “Myth 30: Ginger cats are always male”
Everyone says large dogs die sooner than small dogs. You hear it on the TV, in the park, and it’s been said as long as anyone can remember. Just google this blog’s title and you’ll see what I mean. But is it true? Continue reading “Do big dogs have shorter life spans?”
“Watch out. Those dogs are crazy, they bark and dig and destroy things.” This is what Daisy’s owner was warned when he told his friends he wanted a heeler.
Luckily for him and Daisy he didn’t listen and followed his instincts. And he is now able to enjoy one of the closest and happiest dog-owner relationships you will ever see. Read how he did it. Continue reading “Myth 25: Heelers, Kelpies and Collies are crazy”
Here I go again! Another unbearably cute puppy picture in the paper and all I can do is complain!
There’s no question that these adorable images of a Shar Pei puppy and a Scottish Fold kitten from the Adelaide Advertiser melt the heart. So why do most vets see something different when we look at these pictures? Continue reading “Myth 23: Choosing a cute pet is harmless”