2015

Are Foxes a Pest or a Pet?

A cute, fluffy baby fox certainly has appeal as an unusual pet. And there are a number of fox rescue centres across Australia that actively advertise orphaned kits for adoption as family pets. But should you take on a fox as a pet? If you're thinking of adopting a baby fox, read on to find out more. Pests or pets? The first thing to understand is that the fox is not a native Australian species.

Understanding Glaucoma In Cats

Glaucoma is a chronic condition that occurs when the fluid in your cat's eyes doesn't drain away efficiently. A build-up of fluid increases the pressure in the eyes and can cause blindness by damaging their optic nerves. There's not always an identifiable reason for cats developing glaucoma, but it can be caused by inflammation, injury and eye disease. Here's what you need to know about glaucoma in cats: Symptoms Symptoms of glaucoma in cats can include:

4 Reasons You Have Cockroaches In Your Home

Cockroaches are a nuisance in any home. They contaminate food and eating places, putting you and your family's health at risk. They are also hard to spot as they only venture out when it's dark. On top of that, they are very stealthy, ducking away from sight and finding all manner of places to hide in upon discovery. Knowing what is attracting cockroaches into your home is your best bet of keeping them out.

New Tank Syndrome Explained

When you buy your new aquarium it can be tempting to stock it with lots of fish right away, but all tanks need time to establish helpful bacteria before being stocked or you risk mass die-off of your fish. New tank syndrome occurs when too many fish are introduced to a new aquarium before ideal conditions have been established. The fish produce waste, but there are insufficient bacteria in the tank to consume and neutralise this waste.

3 Top Tips for Caring for Your Dog's Coat This Winter

As we head into the cold months, dog owners need to switch up their grooming routine. As your pooch grows his or her winter coat, extra care needs to be taken to ensure they stay well insulated against the harsh winter elements. Here are the 3 tips you need to keep your dog's coat both strong and snug this season. Brush regularly to give their coat volume Frequent brushing can give your dog a much-needed thick and luxurious coat in winter.