Preventative Treatments, Titre Testing, and Your Dog’s Health

Last week we had 2 families phone to say their dogs were vomiting shortly after being given their flea and tick oral treatment. This made us think once again about how we can best help keep our pets safe from harm. Let’s consider flea and tick treatments, worming, and titre testing…

Genetic Testing for Breeding – does it really matter?

The Australian Cobberdog is a ‘Purebreed in Development’; as a breeder, Ridgy Didge is committed to improving the breed continuously, for the wellbeing and benefit of the breed and our adopting families. We do extensive DNA testing and hip scores of our breeding dogs: by knowing our dogs’ genetics, we…

Paralysis Ticks – prevention is better than cure!

Since our recent near-death experience with our precious Reddy, we thought we should follow up with a blog about paralysis ticks and keeping your pet safe. Typically, ticks are considered to be Spring/Summer afflictions, but rain and warmer weather brings ticks out earlier; and though areas are considered ‘tick prone’…

Grooming for Puppies – yes or no?

Very relaxed puppy.Grooming toolkit – click to enlarge That soft and silky puppy coat is just so beautiful and soft and sweet-smelling, you really don’t think to brush it to keep it looking and smelling wonderful. STOP!  It is really important that you start right now, and take some time…