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What To Know As A Pet Owner This Holiday Season

With Christmas just around the corner (can you believe it?) the festive spirit is well and truly in full swing and the social calendar is becoming littered with Christmas parties and family gatherings. Like many people, it is my favorite time of year and I adore spending it with loved...

Hydrating Your Cat: What You Need To Know

Unlike their canine counterparts, our feline friends are notoriously poor drinkers. This is likely due to their evolutionary path from desert type environments whereby they obtained most of their water through consumption of entire prey animals… including the stomach contents.

Nutrient-Rich Meals For Pets: The Benefits Of Freeze-dried Organs

The use of offal in pet food has been a long-time sufferer of poor perception, particularly in countries with low human consumption of organ meats. Often perceived as a cheap, secondary by-product, inferior to muscle meat, this could not be further from the truth! Offal or organ meats are a...

Why Milk: The Benefits For Your Feline

Written by Dr. Josie Gollan   When I was growing up, if you had asked me what cats drink I would have confidently answered milk. With cartoons such as Garfield and Sylvester the cat, who if you don’t recall loved to guzzle milk, informing my young opinions it is no...

Feline Natural Pouches: The New Way To Hydrate Your Cat

'My cat just loves water; they love a bath, they love to swim and I often just find them lying out in the rain’….. said basically no cat owner ever! For anyone with childhood memories of their fluffy friend turning into a rabid panther when they tried to put them...

Managing Your Cats Stress Levels: Reducing Anxiety In Your Pet

With the glimmer of returning to normal life flickering on the horizon, it is important we consider what this may mean for our furry family members. For the last couple of months, they have adjusted to full households, constant company and likely more attention as our lives have slowed down...

Transitioning Your Cat To New Food

Written by Dr. Josie Gollan     Despite all their wonderful attributes, when it comes to mealtime, many of our feline friends can be a significant source of frustration, particularly when new foods are introduced. Cats are known for their fastidious behavior and this all to frequently extends to their...

Freeze-dried Pet Food: What Is It?

Not that long ago commercial pet food was relatively simple; you either fed dry kibble, tinned ‘wet’ food or a combination of both. Now days, as we have come to better understand the nutritional needs of our pets and its role in their health, a vast array of foods have...

High Meat Diets: What Should You Know?

Whilst I can say with reasonable confidence our feline friends were not the intended audience, Hippocrates had it right when he said, ‘let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food’.  A nutritious, well-balanced, meat centric diet is critical to the health and wellbeing of cats, with several of the...

Switching Pet Food: Transitioning To A New Diet

‘Food should always be fun, food should always be fun’….is the mantra I repeatedly tell myself when I try to introduce new foods and flavours to my 6 month old son. Some days it’s a success and I beam with undeserved pride, other days he clamps his mouth shut so...

Introducing Veterinarian Dr. Josie Gollan

Hi, my name is Dr. Josie Gollan and I am a companion animal veterinarian from Sydney with more than 10 years of clinical experience. I am a mum to Albus the Hungarian Vizsla and Hendrix the human and with another small human about to join our pack, life is going...

How To Introduce A New Addition To Your Family Pet

For almost a decade I have been advising conscientious pet owners on how best to introduce a new baby to their four-legged family member. I have even discussed my recommendations on national television… a baby, a dog and live TV… you can imagine the chaos!