Caring for your Small Animal

May 21, 2024

Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Mice, and Rats are all sociable animals and are fairly easy to look after, this is why they make great little pets and friends. To ensure your pint-sized buddy lives a happy and healthy life, great love and care is needed.   Feeding It is vital that...

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Transitioning Your Dog to a Different Food

Mar 21, 2024

There are many reasons to change your dog's food and the transition shouldn't be rushed to allow their stomach time to adjust. Some transitions can be as quick as 7 days, sometimes 10-14 days and other pets may need longer. Ensure you monitor your pet's behaviour and food consumption throughout...

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Toxic Food for Dogs

Jan 02, 2024

Food that is unsafe for dogs Cooked bones or skin Ham Gravy Stuffing Chocolate, pudding, cake or sweets (especially anything containing xylitol) Sultanas and grapes Walnuts and macadamia nuts Onions and garlic Overly salty food Alcohol   Food that are OK to be shared with your dog Cooked potatoes, sweet...

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How To Fit a Dog Jumper or Coat

Jan 02, 2024

To measure your furry friend correctly, start at the nape of their neck and finish at the base of their tail. With your pooch standing up straight, feel for where their shoulder blades start (this is the nape of their neck). Measure from that point to where their tail joins...

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Taking Care of Backyard Chickens

Jan 02, 2024

So, you want to start up your own chicken coop? And who doesn’t? Chicken ownership has increased during the pandemic with many people working from home and interested in having access to eggs from their backyard. Chickens make wonderful pets and are great additions to any hobby farm or backyard....

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The Low Down on Cat Litter

Jan 02, 2024

Organic, clumping, non-clumping, clay and plant based. Which litters reduce tracking? It is easy to see why cat litter can get confusing. So, which one is best for your cat? There are positives and negatives to all litters and Pets Domain is here to help with our Low Down on...

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Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

Jan 02, 2024

We don’t need to tell you that summer is hot in our sunburnt country and sometimes keeping your pets cool can be a challenge. Here are ten tips to help keep your furry and feathered friends comfortable this summer!   All pets will benefit from cool, clean water, which should...

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Travelling With Your Pets

Jan 02, 2024

Travelling with pets needn’t be a daunting task; let’s discuss practical and helpful tips for when you are out and about on holidays with your pets!   Be Prepared Before you hit the road it’s best to be prepared. If your pet hasn’t travelled long distances in the car before...

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Superstitions Around Black Cats

Dec 29, 2023

Have you ever wondered why there is so much superstition around black cats? Black cats often get a bad rap and that has come from hundreds of years of superstition. You may be surprised to learn that not all black cat superstitions are associated with bad luck! Superstition #1 - Black Cats...

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Chocolate Poisoning

Dec 29, 2023

We love chocolate! But your pets don’t.. Let’s talk about ‘chocolate poisoning’.   Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which stimulates the nervous system. Theobromine is toxic to your four-legged friends as they can’t break down the chemicals in their system. How toxic theobromine can be is based on dosage. This...

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Fireworks and Pets

Dec 29, 2023

Fireworks will be happening in most areas tonight. Don’t forget that there are often earlier fireworks at 9pm too.   Here are some helpful tips for your pets: Don’t forget to get your pets in a place where they’re less likely to panic when fireworks happen. Be patient if your...

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Setting up a Freshwater Aquarium

Feb 03, 2022

Brought to you by our friends at Aquasonic and Aquamate   An ideal beginner aquarium is one of the new ‘all in one’ aquariums. These come with lights and filters built into the aquarium and are easy to set up. If you are going to keep tropical fish then you...

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