Just like humans, dogs can suffer from dandruff which results in white flakes falling from their coat, particularly during brushing. Severe cases can cause inflammation, scabs, hair loss, and bald patches.
At GAPNSW we celebrate the uniqueness of all our dogs, we truly believe that their individual personalities and quirks make them all beautiful in their own way.
If the last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s that new diseases can seemingly appear out of nowhere, leaving us scared and confused about just how it will affect our lives – the same can happen for our pets.
As we approach Easter, and our homes flood with an abundance of chocolate eggs in every shape and flavour – it’s important to remember that chocolate is extremely toxic for dogs and must be stored in areas that are not accessible to their curious paws and quick mouths.
While life moves at pace and we are busy doing the things we know are important for our dog, like feeding them nutritious food, setting aside time for walks and play, and occasionally visiting the Vet – it can be easy to forget a very important aspect of maintaining a healthy pooch. What we are talking about is hygiene.
If the last 2 years have taught us anything, it’s to be prepared in case of an emergency situation.
Now more than ever, we have seen a huge shift towards earth-loving products and practices. Products on supermarkets shelves now proudly call out the level of ‘biodegradable’ ingredients used to manufacture their products, huge stamps call out sustainably certified practices and we have even seen a shift in fast food chains now using paper straws.
If your dog could talk, do you think they would tell you that they are happy? That they are loved, content, and live a fulfilling life?
Just like humans, dogs can develop allergies and experience allergic reactions from exposure to foreign materials. Symptoms can range from very mild to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
There are many benefits to teaching children how to care for dogs. They learn compassion, responsibility, kindness, and patience as well as developing a stronger bond.
One of the most surprising discoveries to come out of the pandemic is how good Aussies are at saving money. Households and businesses have saved more than $200 billion as people tighten their belts in the face of economic uncertainty.
Lick granuloma is caused when a dog constantly licks a certain spot on its body, which can develop into small sores that can bleed and become infected if untreated.
Canine herpes is a viral infection that affects the reproductive organs of adult dogs, and the respiratory organs in puppies.
Whether you have made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more, or you are simply wanting to stay fit, there’s no reason why your pooch cannot offer you the best support by becoming your workout partner. In fact, for many reasons, they are the best partner you can ask for! Not only will they keep up with you, but you won’t hear any complaints and they will be all the more appreciative of the time you have spent together bonding.
When you think about hazardeous items in the home, there are obvious items that come to mind such as knives, scissors, poisonous liquids, and insecticides - which we usually keep locked away in a cupboard or drawer and out of harm's way.
Whether you’re planning a camping trip, a day at the beach, or a barbie with mates, there’s no reason why your fur-ball shouldn’t be included in Australia Day celebrations.
According to Choice, Australians spend more than 2 billion dollars every year on pet food. With an industry this big, it’s concerning that the pet food industry in Australia is unregulated and standards for manufacturing and the marketing of pet food are voluntary.
Pebbles came into the GAP program when her owner/trainer needed some help in rehabilitating her. Pebbles was unfortunately born with deformed back legs. Her right leg performed mostly as a normal hind leg would, but her femur is slightly curved. Her left leg, however, was not being used and was affecting her movement. Our gap GAP staff member Hayley was able to foster, and she put her hand up to take Pebbles on for however long, or short that would be. When she initially came into Hayley's home, she had no name. Her partner affectionately called her Pebbles as, because of that left leg, she used to hobble along like she was walking barefoot on little rocks!
Planning a getaway can be exciting, that ‘holiday feeling’ and counting down the days and hours before you can hit the road and say goodbye to all the stress, deadlines, and phone calls is a wonderful thing.
What’s better than a day spent in the sand and surf? Doing it with your furry companion of course!