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8 Amazing Little-Did-You-Know Facts about Cats

1. CATS CAN HEAL BONES Frequencies of 20 to 50 Hertz are helpful in speeding the healing process of bone injuries. Cat’s purr vibrations which range from 20 – 140 Hertz, can help heal soft tissue injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles. 2. CATS HAVE ACUTE SNIFFERS A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times – yes, 14 times! – more sensitive and stronger than humans. 3. CATS ARE FAST Cats can run at 30 mph or 48 kph which is faster than gold-winning 100 meter world record champion Usain Bolt. 4. CATS ARE SLEEP MASTERS On average, cats spend around 2/3 of their days sleeping. To give you an idea, a nine-year old cat has been awake for three years of its life. 5. CATS ARE VOCAL Cats can make over 100 different sounds, whereas dogs make around 10. 6. CATS CAN’T TASTE SWEETS Felines lack a sweet tooth, as it is believed that there is a mutation in a key taste receptor that prevents cats from tasting sugar. 7. CATS ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND The ridged pattern on cat’s nose is as unique as a human fingerprint. The same applies to dogs. 8. CATS ARE POPULAR There are 88 million pet cats in the United States. Dogs trail closely behind with around 74 million.... read more

Preventing and Relieving Stress In Dogs

No one likes to be under stress and pets are certainly no different. Recently we published a post about recognizing the signs of stress in felines, which are also similar to those found in dogs. Here we’ll look at ways to prevent and treat stress for our four-legged best friends. Commonly when we think about stress, we may be imagining something like separation anxiety, which estimates place at around 30% of all companion animals who suffer from this to some degree. In addition to the signs as noted in our previous article, dogs can also become destructive, chewing or digging during our absence. They may also groom, chew or scratch their bodies to the point of causing injury to themselves. Usually positive training techniques are effective when dealing with this type of disorder, but you might want to try some distraction techniques, like leaving on a television or radio when you need to leave them home alone. Other ways to ease this type of suffering is by providing them with interactive toys or treats while you’re away. Event Related Stress Many dogs suffer from stress associated with a specific event, like fireworks or during loud thunderstorms. Especially when we have advanced warning of when these may be occurring, there are some natural remedies available that will calm or soothe a distressed dog without the use of drugs. The makers of one of these options, Bach’s Rescue Remedy, lists over a dozen herbs and other all natural ingredients on their website that can help dogs with everything from lethargy to being high strung. For example, crab apple is said to... read more

Buyer Beware – Online Pet Minding Services Fraught with Danger

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday August 8, 2016 Buyer Beware - Online Pet Minding Services Fraught with Danger There has been a recent influx of new online pet businesses offering to connect consumers with a network of, in effect, backyard boarding /pet minding businesses. This is a practice that is fraught with danger on so many levels. The PIAA receives calls regularly from consumers who have in good faith left their beloved dog at a relative stranger’s home and the unthinkable has happened, their dog has escaped and met a sad end. The PIAA does not support the operation of Pet minding/In home pet boarding/Backyard boarding businesses as these operations are typically not licensed, registered or insured and are often run by people without any formal qualifications, bringing about concerns with animal welfare and potential environmental issues. Further information can be obtained on the attached PIAA position statement for pet minding back yard boarding 250116. To schedule an interview or for further information please contact: Blake De Bruin Boarding Director – Pet Industry Association of Australia T: 02 9659 5811 E: info@piaa.net.au PIAA - EDUCATION.  ADVOCACY.... read more

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Full Time Groomer Wanted

Dogue Gunghalin ACT is looking for a full time experienced groomer to attend to all Spa grooming activities, daily spa and day care operations To be consider for the role you should have: Minimum 4 years dog grooming experience Breed-specific clipping skill-set Strong interpersonal communication skills A desire to deliver customer experience excellence Certificate III in Pet Grooming or industry experience equivalent Creative Grooming certifications are desirable but not essential If you think you have the expertise to grow and thrive in this role, we would love to hear from you. Please forward your CV and cover letter to DOGUE Gungahlin –... read more

Experienced Dog Groomer Wanted

Dogue Wahroona is seeking the services of an experienced dog groomer. To be considered for this role you will have: Minimum 3 years dog grooming experience Breed-specific clipping skill-set Strong interpersonal communication skills A desire to deliver customer experience excellence Certificate III in Pet Grooming or industry experience equivalent Creative Grooming certifications are desirable but not essential Japanese speaking skills are considered an asset If you think you have the expertise to grow and thrive in this role, we would love to hear from you. Please forward your CV and cover letter to DOGUE Franchising – franchising@Dogue.com.au... read more

Dog Groomer wanted – Belmont Avenue Vet Hospital – WA

Dog groomer wanted!! We are currently looking for a part-time dog groomer at Belmont Avenue Vet Hospital WA. Applicants must be experienced and capable of grooming a minimum of 6 dogs per day. Call 0411069622/08 9277 4966 for further information or email resume to... read more
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