5 Steps to a Better Beach Visit with your Dog

5 Steps to a Better Beach Visit with your Dog  by Kerry Martin at Waves and Waggy Tails: It’s hot, too hot. The dog is panting, you’re wilting, and both of you are going stir crazy indoors. The idea of clear blue sea and a cool coastal breeze suddenly pops into your mind. Well, water […]

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Tips for overcoming water fear

Mum tried to get me to like water when I was just a puppy, but she wasn’t successful. If the weather is hot I’m a happy race down the sand slope and lower myself into the cool water but I will forever be an “armpit Swimmer” that’s as far as I’ll go! woofs from KoKo. Tips for overcoming water fear […]

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A Warning about Dogs, grapes, sultanas and raisins – KoKo

Courtesy of Puppy Tales Grapes, raisins and sultanas may cause acute renal failure (the sudden development of kidney failure) in some dogs. Even though there has been some research, the reason as to why some dogs develop renal failure after eating grapes, raisins and sultanas is still unknown. Further work is needed to understand the […]

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Burning paws! – take care it is summer

FROM NOTIFICATIONS Ouch- hot feet Naughty dog parent KoKo  9 News Perth‘s photo.Like Page SUMMER WARNING A reminder that if the ground is too hot for your feet, then it’s also too hot for your pet’s paws. It’s advised you walk pets on the grass and to check the pavement to avoid burning the padding […]

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Snakes, bees, grass seed dangers – Wembley Vet Clinic

I can’t believe it is October already!  Where have the last few months gone? We had such a long chilly winter but now the sun gets up earlier and its warm rays warm my furry body when I lay on the front veranda. This is a photo of my snake tale from a few years […]

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Poisonous plants for dogs to avoid

Thank you to Wembley Vet Clinic for this handy information. . Azaleas and rhododendrons contain toxins that may cause vomiting, diarrhoea, coma, and potentially even death. Tulip and daffodil bulbs cause serious stomach problems, convulsions, and increased heart rate. Cycads are highly toxic. A single seed may result in vomiting, seizures and liver failure – […]

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A helpful message from KoKo’s kennel

Do you know what to do if your dog stops breathing? Here are some helpful instructions from VetWest Animal Hospitals. Follow the same DRSABC principles for humans. D – Danger – ensure it is safe to approach your pet. Use a blanket or towel or a makeshift muzzle if required. R – Response – look […]

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Winter Warnings and Advice on Aging from Wembley Veterinary Hospital

Aging How does ageing affect older pets?  As a cat or dog ages, two common changes can occur. The first are age-related changes such as hearing loss, changes in vision or reduced activity.  These are normal and cannot be prevented. The second kind is related to what we would class as disease. Commonly this would […]

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