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Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?

The short answer: Yes, but with caution. The long answer: Asparagus is chock-full of nutrients such as vitamins C, K, and E, folate, beta-carotene, and manganese. High in fiber but low in calories, this light green vegetable can be consumed by your dog to fight against eye problems and promote healthy organ function. However, there… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?

Your Complete Puppy Starter Kit

Getting a new puppy home is a fun experience and as much as you prepare, one that comes with several last minute runs to the neighbourhood pet store. Most new pup parents prepare with beds, toys and kibble, but the complete puppy starter kit looks a lot longer and takes some research. Enter: our complete… Continue reading Your Complete Puppy Starter Kit

Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers—humans throw parties for every and any occasion we can think of. These lively celebrations bring people together to commemorate a special event, and in the process, create even more unforgettable happy memories.  As a loving pet parent, you can do the same for your best furry friend and surprise him… Continue reading Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party

The Ultimate Pet Travel Checklist

Summer’s here and you’re excited for all the road trips planned this season! The best part is that you’ve decided to take your pets along for every trip. That’s right – there’s no reason to leave your cat or dog behind – all it takes is a little planning. This is where we come in!… Continue reading The Ultimate Pet Travel Checklist

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