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Sydney’s Pet-Friendly Bars & Cafes

If a stay-cation is what you’re after this summer, then bars and cafes are right up there next to beaches and picnics on any holiday to-do list. Whether it’s sinfully great coffee and Eggs Benedict after an equally great workout, trying out a new beach for those surf lessons you’ve postponed for too long, or… Continue reading Sydney’s Pet-Friendly Bars & Cafes

How to Find (and Enjoy) Pet-Friendly Holiday Homes

Airbnb, Stayz, Tripadvisor – pretty much every place that offers holiday rental bookings has a pets allowed filter. On Tripadvisor, you’ll find it under ‘Suitability’ in the left bar, alongside other options like kid friendly, wheelchair access and business travel; on Stayz, you’ll find an option to select ‘Pets’ (yes or no) when adding number… Continue reading How to Find (and Enjoy) Pet-Friendly Holiday Homes

Buyer’s Guide: 6 Types of Dog Collars

Choosing a dog collar is not as simple as selecting a stylish one that catches your eye. It involves assessing your needs as a dog owner, picking the right one that fits your pooch’s size and activities, and most importantly, complying with the pet ownership requirements of your country. This guide will acquaint you with… Continue reading Buyer’s Guide: 6 Types of Dog Collars

Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Chocolates contain a component called theobromine that’s extremely toxic for dogs, and may result in symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, spasms, seizures, or heart attack. These aftereffects may manifest over as long as 72 hours. In severe cases, chocolate consumption may even lead to death.  The potential… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?

Can Dogs Eat Cherries?

The short answer: No. The long answer: The toxicity in cherries comes from cyanogenic glycoside, which can be found in the fruit’s stems, leaves, and seeds. The small but hard center pit can damage your dog’s teeth, be a choking hazard, tear through his throat lining, or create blockage in his airway or intestinal passages.… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cherries?

Can Dogs Eat Lettuce?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Treat your dog to some lettuce, which is packed with vitamins A, K, and C, folate, potassium, calcium, and fiber. Your dog will surely love munching on the refreshing leafy greens and the crunchy stalks, whether it’s the iceberg or romaine variety. Because lettuce is low in fat… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Lettuce?

Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: Raw, unadulterated, unsalted peanut butter with no additives is a great treat for your dog. Use it to hide medicines (your pooch will gobble it up!), or use it as a distracting treat while you clip her nails. Peanut butter is a good source of protein and… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?

Animal Talk with Dr Jo Righetti

Pet Problems Solved is an online resource for pet parents that provides practical tips on how to solve common pet behaviour problems. Dr Jo Righetti, the Australian animal behaviourist behind the website, is passionate about helping pet owners enjoy harmonious relationships with their four-legged companions. Stay tuned to her website for enlightening articles about living… Continue reading Animal Talk with Dr Jo Righetti

8 Dog-Friendly Walks and Parks in Sydney

We’re usually spoilt for choice in the summer. Sydney’s many stunning parks, beaches, coastal walks and reserves make for exciting weekends! But when it comes to dog-friendly walks and parks, we run to the same on-leash stretches across Bondi, Coogee, Blackwattle Bay, Iron Cove and Callan park. The no-dogs-allowed rule makes looking for a good… Continue reading 8 Dog-Friendly Walks and Parks in Sydney

Sydney’s Best Dog-Friendly Beaches

Escape the heat of the city with your pooch this summer and enjoy some salty fun at the beach. New South Wales is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia and tonnes of them are dog friendly! Your furry friend will appreciate the chance to stretch their legs, meet some other pups… Continue reading Sydney’s Best Dog-Friendly Beaches

Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Right Collar for Your Brand New Puppy

Soft collars, faux leather collars, embroidered or patchwork collars – no matter what your pooch’s preferred style is, a dog collar is the top must-have in every puppy parent’s new dog kit. It’s an essential accessory that completes your dog’s look (who doesn’t love a little swag!), as well as a legal requirement in most… Continue reading Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Right Collar for Your Brand New Puppy

Can Dogs Eat Peaches?

The short answer: Yes, but with caution. The long answer: Your dog can enjoy the fleshy part of the peach when peaches are in season, but be wary of the hard pit as it can cause choking and intestinal blockage. Not only that, the pit, stems, and leaves contain cyanide—a component that’s toxic to dogs. … Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Peaches?