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Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Comfortable In Hot Weather

Coffs Harbour Produce Suspended Dog BedFACT -

  • Dogs and Cats do not sweat!  They pant to lower their body temperature.  The same principle of evaporation is used, but via panting.
  • Dogs and Cats also seek cool surfaces to lay to draw heat from their bodies.

So What Does That Mean for Pet Owners & How Can You Keep Your Pet Comfortable?

  1. Have multiple sources of water.  Particularly if Continue reading

4 Top Tips to Get Your Pets Through Hot Weather

Metal Frame Slung Dog BedOur pets are some of our nearest and dearest. So the team at Coffs Harbour Produce has constructed a tip sheet to help protect and keep your pets cool this Summer.

Cool Water
When it is hot, the last thing you want to drink is hot water. If you pets are kept outside put out at least two sources of water. Consider the direction of the sun as it moves through the day and supply your pet with options so they can always have fresh water that hasn’t been sitting in the sun.

Plenty of Shade & Air Flow
Shade is important for outside pets to self manage Continue reading

What is Holistic Animal Health?

3kg-chicken-rice-1What is a Holistic Diet?

There are many different schools of thought regarding what holistic means. Some believe holistic simply means natural, while others believe holistic to embody not only a diet of whole foods, but an overall lifestyle embracing mind, body and spirit for inner health, peace and well-being. Black Hawk sits in the middle of these two extremes and believes holistic food to have a multitude of health benefits from the inside out. Holistic foods incorporate Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Fleas and Flea Control

circ_fleasFleas – What you need to know about this pest

Although they feed on the blood of dogs and cats, they sometimes bite humans. They can live without food for several months, but females must have a blood meal before they can produce eggs. They can deliver about 4000 eggs on the host’s fur. The eggs go through four life-cycle stages: embryo, larva, pupa, and imago (adult). This whole life cycle from egg to adult takes from two to three weeks, although this depends on the temperature. It may take longer in cool conditions.

Their legs are long, the hind pair well adapted for jumping: a flea can jump vertically up to Continue reading

The Importance Play for Your Pet

Why do pets like to play?

  • The Importance Play for Your PetWhen young, play is practice for life. Kittens stalking and pouncing on toy mice are learning to hunt.
  • Play exercises our pets’ bodies and their minds. Most breeds of dogs traditionally had jobs to do. Playing with toys and interacting with us is now their role.
  • We have bred our pets to have juvenile personalities all their lives. So while puppies and kittens especially love to play, even adult animals will play given the chance. Mature aged pets can also be encouraged to partake in a little gentle play.*

The benefits of play Continue reading