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09
Mar 2018
“Don’t Fret Pet!” 101’s: Peanut Butter

 We have all given our pups peanut butter at some point. Whether it be for bribery to take the tablet or as a treat. The problem is, too much peanut butter can kill your fur baby. This is an issue that is on the rise and has come to light more recently as a result of more and more manufacturers including an ingredient called xylitol in their peanut butter. Xylitol is harmless to humans and is used throughout the food industry. For years and years the ingredient has been used in sugar-free......

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09
Mar 2018
“Don’t Fret Pet!” 101’s: Snake Bites

Snake bites are always a worry with pets that spend time outdoors. How can this not be a worry with Australia being home to more than 25 venomous snakes? Any pet that spends time outside is at risk of a snake bite and most of our pets do spend time outside. Especially our pups. The most common time for snake bites are in the warmer summer months and they are all too common. The severity of symptoms, and how quickly they occur, depends on how many times a pet is bitten and......

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09
Mar 2018
Doggie Dreams

What pet parent hasn’t wondered what their fur babies dream of? We’ve witnessed them twitching and running in their sleep, but do they actually dream? Well, scientifically, no one actually knows for sure. But, as pet parents, isn’t it difficult to imagine they don’t? Even though there have been many studies into memory, sleep and dreams in humans, knowledge on the topic is actually very, very limited for dogs. There have also been some studies on rats and it was proven that the same firing patterns that occur in rats’ brains when......

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18
Oct 2017
“Don’t Fret Pet!” 101’s | Furbabies – Should I Get One?

We’ve all had the fantasy of being a pet parent. And most of us end up as pet parents.  But there’s a few things to consider before picking up your pooch. So, you’ve decided you’re ready for the pitter patter of tiny paws but have you really considered if it is a good idea? With dog abandonment and abuse on the rise you have to be sure that you can be a dedicated pup parent. After all, a dog is for life. They are a lifelong companion and require lots of love......

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18
Oct 2017
“Don’t Fret Pet!” 101’s | Boredom Busters

We spoke previously about doggie playtime. But, how do you keep it new and fresh for your dog? At “Don’t Fret Pet!” we are full of ideas. Many dogs will go through toys like nobody’s business and they will get bored very easily. This is particularly true for more intelligent dogs. These boredom busters are great to give your dog some play variety! We have tried to keep these tips simple and use materials available to everyone as we believe all dogs deserve to play! The first is super simple, cheap and......

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17
Oct 2017
Don't Fret Pet! 101's: Doggie Diet

We know our four-legged companions love snacks and treats. Who doesn’t love snacks? It’s hard sometimes to not give in to your pooch and it’s near impossible to resist those puppy dog eyes, watching you as you eat your snacks. The problem is, your dog shouldn’t be eating a lot of the foods that we eat. Their tummies can be easily upset. Good training can ensure they do not beg. Ideally, your pooch should be able to sit near you when you are eating without obviously begging but it’s not always an......

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17
Sep 2017
Don’t Fret Pet! 101’s | Doggie Playtime

It’s no secret that dogs love to play! Some dogs never lose their inner puppy, others will play less but ultimately dogs love play and interaction. And what owner doesn’t love to play with their pup? At “Don’t Fret Pet!” our dog minders love to interact and play with your pooches exactly as you would. When playing there are always a few things we take into consideration. This article points out a few key things that we would like to remind you of when playing, especially if your pooch plays with young......

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17
Sep 2017
Don’t Fret Pet! 101’s | How to Greet a New Pup

As a dog lover, you know and understand that uncontrollable urge to cuddle and pat any puppy you pass! Who doesn’t love a puppy snuggle right? However, look at it from the dog’s perspective. A total stranger, leaning over to scoop them up. Kind of scary! As humans, it’s our job to approach any animal in a non-threatening and respectful manner but it’s easy to forget the do’s and don’ts when all you want to do is give a puppy some love! Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you’re......

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06
Sep 2017
Your Special Needs Dog and Minding | Dog Minding Sydney

Dogs look up to us to provide them with the best life possible—and even more so if they have special needs. Special needs animals require more commitment and it’s daunting to think of having to trust someone with a pooch with such vulnerability. Don’t fret. There are services for dog minding in Sydney that will be able to provide the extra care your pooch needs while you’re away. It’s all in the preparations. Why dog minding Special needs pets have it difficult from the get-go, as far as options for temporary boarding......

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06
Sep 2017
Socialising Your Dog for Boarding | Dog Boarding Sydney

Travelling without your precious pup is nothing short of torture—even more so for your dog! Fido doesn’t know when you’re coming back, why you had to leave or that you still love him no matter what. Don’t fret. Stress is a big issue when you’re leaving your dog for boarding in Sydney or anywhere else but it can be managed and, in some cases, wholly prevented. It’s all in the socialisation. The age factor Anyone who has had any experience with raising dogs will tell you that it’s absolutely essential to socialise......

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