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November 2021
Cat Care Guide

To enjoy all the benefits of owning a cat, it is vital you take these steps to ensure they stay healthy and happy.

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February 2022
Bringing a New Cat Home and Introducing Them to Other Pets

If you’re about to adopt or have just adopted a new feline family member, we’ve got some tips on how to introduce this cat to other furry family members. Plus, some additional advice on introducing them to your new home. Welcome home, kitty.

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February 2024
5 Benefits of Cat Enclosures

Cat enclosures, sometimes called catios, are the ideal solution to allow your cat to safely enjoy the great outdoors. In a Guest Post for Pet Smarts, Aussie vet and TV personality Dr Katrina Warren breaks down the five key benefits of cat enclosures.

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April 2024
7 Tips to Keep Your Cat Cosy in Winter

As winter approaches, it's important to ensure our feline friends stay warm and comfortable. Here are some tips to help keep your cat cosy during the colder months.

Behaviour & Training

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February 2024
Cat Spraying: Why Cats Spray And How To Stop Cats From Spraying

Cat spraying is a common behaviour in cats, mostly displayed when your cat is marking their territory or stressed. Find out more about why your cat might be spraying and what you can do to prevent it.

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February 2024
Common Cat Behaviour Issues

Some cats, may display behaviour which is difficult for us humans to figure out, let alone try and prevent. Here we share some tips for common cat behaviours.

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February 2024
Introducing a Kitten to a Cat or Dog

Bringing home a new kitten is an exciting time for everyone…except your current pets!

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December 2023
Puzzles for Pets: Tips to Keep Your Dog and Cat’s Mind Active

Puzzles are an important aspect of play that enhances your pet’s mental wellbeing. From easy to challenging puzzles to DIY hacks to create your own at home, Petstock has tips and tricks for pets of all levels.

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May 2024
What Do Kittens Eat?

Discover everything you need to know about selecting the perfect kitten food. From nutritional requirements to types of food, find tips, advice, and recommendations for providing a healthy diet to your growing kitten.

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November 2021
What To Do When Bringing A New Kitten Home

To enjoy all the benefits of owning a kitten, it is vital you take the steps to ensure they stay healthy and happy.

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November 2016
Kitten Care Guide

Learn about how to take care of your pet kitten. Here's a care guide on all you need to know about looking after your kitty from feeding or clawing to bedtime.

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March 2024
Kitten Heartworm Prevention: Is it Required?

Explore the necessity of 'Kitten Heartworm Prevention' with Petstock.

Health & Nutrition

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February 2024
How to Transition Your Pet to a New Food

Sometimes changing your pet’s diet is necessary, but it’s important to transition your pet to the new food slowly so their stomach isn’t overwhelmed. In this guide we'll cover the best way to transition your pet to a new food and avoid upset stomachs.

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March 2024
Tips for Cat Flea Treatment & Prevention Tips

It’s highly likely that one or all of your pets come in to contact with other animals regularly, all of which may be carrying at least one flea!...

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February 2024
Dehydration in Cats: Signs & Symptoms

How can you tell if your cat is dehydrated? Here’s some of the key signs of dehydration and how you can prevent it. Learn more.

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September 2022
Dog First Aid Kit and Pet CPR

From first aid and CPR to common pet emergencies, we’re going to break down dangerous situations you might find your pet in and detail how to best react. Quick action can make all the difference!

How-To and DIY Guides

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February 2024
How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth: A Step-by-Step Guide

Vets agree that cat’s teeth need regular brushing – but a lot of pet parents skip this important part of the health routine. Read our vet-approved expert tips on how to keep your cat’s teeth healthy and clean… and avoid costly dental bills in the future.

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May 2021
How to Treat and Get Rid of Fleas on Your Cat

Looking to treat fleas on your cat? We break down the signs of fleas and treatment options.

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August 2033
How to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks on Pets

It is important to ensure you keep your pet’s flea and tick treatment up to date. Learn about the symptoms, prevention and treatment of fleas and ticks for your pet.

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March 2024
4 DIY Cat Treat Recipes You Need to Try

Did you know you can easily make cat treats at home? These four DIY cat-treat recipes will delight your whiskered one. From tuna and salmon treats to cheesy biscuits, these easy-to-make treats are healthy, tasty and a whole lot of fun!

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February 2024
8 Reasons Why You Should Adopt an Older Pet

Oft overlooked in favour of puppies and kittens, older pets can be a more stable choice that still brings both companionship and enrichment. In this guide, we’ll explore the benefits of senior pets.

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February 2024
Should I Adopt a Bonded Pair?

Prospective owners may shy away from bonded pairs but bringing them into your family can be incredibly rewarding, and in some cases it’s even easier than adopting just one pet! Here are the benefits of adopting a bonded pair.

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September 2024
10 Tips to be an Environmentally Conscious Pet Parent

It’s always important to consider your eco footprint – but what about your pet’s eco pawprint? Here are 10 tips to help you contribute positively to the environment, while also providing your pets with a happy, healthy, and sustainable life.

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April 2019
Australia's Best Pet-Friendly Caravan Parks

Want to explore a new destination with your dog? Here’s a couple of the best pet-friendly caravan parks from across Australia. Find the right pick for your pooch.

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February 2024
Top Tips for Keeping Cats Happy and Safe

When cats are confined to an indoor space with little to stimulate their minds, they become bored. In a guest post for Pet Smarts, Aussie vet and TV personality Dr Katrina Warren provides her tips to mentally stimulate your cat while keeping them safe.

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July 2023
Why Your Cat isnt the Worst for Doing This…

Have you ever had your cat scratch you at random during a pat session? There’s a reason they do this – and it’s not to mess with you. In a guest post for Pet Smarts, Dr Chris Brown from Bondi Vet breaks down why your cat scratches you…and how to avoid it.

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February 2024
Your Cat’s Love Languages Explained

How do I know if my cat loves me? It’s an age-old question from cat owners. Here, expert vet Dr Chris Brown from Bondi Vet answers if cats love their owners – and lets you know how cats show their love! Read on for your cat’s secret love languages.

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March 2024
A Sneaky (but Easy) Trick to Check Pets Teeth!

You need to check for dental disease, but there’s no way you’re sticking your hand inside a mouth full of 42 sharp teeth. But guess what? You don’t need to! In a guest post for Pet Smarts, Dr Chris Brown is confessing his secret hack to check pet’s teeth.

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February 2024
How to Choose Cat Litter

Choosing the right cat litter can be complicated. There's a whole world of choice for your cat to do it's business in, so we've broken down the options to help you make a wiser choice...

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February 2024
Heartworm Symptoms in Cats & How to Prevent Them

Heartworm lives in the lungs and hearts of cats and spread by mosquitoes. Diagnosis is sometimes difficult and your Vet may recommend a number of different tests to identify this disease.

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February 2024
5 Benefits of Cat Enclosures

Cat enclosures, sometimes called catios, are the ideal solution to allow your cat to safely enjoy the great outdoors. In a Guest Post for Pet Smarts, Aussie vet and TV personality Dr Katrina Warren breaks down the five key benefits of cat enclosures.

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May 2024
What Do Kittens Eat?

Discover everything you need to know about selecting the perfect kitten food. From nutritional requirements to types of food, find tips, advice, and recommendations for providing a healthy diet to your growing kitten.

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