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If your looking for a NATURAL, SAFE solutions for your pet look no further then Vetalogica!
Vetalogica are leading specialists in natural dog and cat supplementation and nutrition and here at Furry Kids Morningside we carry some of their best products.

Is your dog or cat anxious or fearful in situations such as during thunderstorms/fireworks, car trips, visits to the vet, seeing visitors and being separated from you?
If so we recommend trying Canine and Feline Tranquil Formula.

Dogs and cats are often subject to distressing situations and may need a bit of support to deal with this. Canine Tranquil Formula contains Tryptophan and essential B group vitamins to help maintain normal emotional balance in dogs and cats. This unique “non-drowsy”, natural formulation is proudly Australian Made and Owned. Tranquil Formula will help your pet to feel calm and happy when furry kids life can be a bit overwhelming at times.


What are Dog Rocks?

Dog Rocks® are a product mined in Australia that helps prevent those nasty yellow urine burn stains appearing on your lawn. Dog Rocks® have been laboratory tested and is safe for your pet(s).

Dog Rocks® filter out impurities from water such as Tin, ammonia and nitrates. These impurities are usually passed out through urine, and when grass comes in contact with these elements it results in urine burn on grass, resulting in a dead, yellow patch on your lawn.

Dog Rocks® give your four legged friend a cleaner source of water, while eliminating urine burn on grass this will result in the stop of those nasty burnt yellow patches on your lawn.
Without the impurities in the water, Dog Rocks® actually help your dog fertilize your lawn! This is great for you, your dog & your lawn!

Whats in a name?


Here are some tips that might be helpful when choosing your furry kids name:

Furry Kids usually respond better to their own name when it is short and unique.

Pick a name that you like saying and are happy to be saying in public.
(Yelling out “Come here Smelly Sausage!” in the middle of the park when trying to get their attention could be slightly embarrassing)

Taking some time to get to know your furry kids personality can be important when choosing a name. If you need to take a few days to really get to know your furry kid that’s OK. When you choose a name that feels right for you both you will know.

Here are just a few names you might like to choose from:

BOY NAMES                                                                            GIRL NAMES

1. Max 1. Bella
2. Buddy 2. Molly
3. Rocky 3. Lucy
4. Bailey 4. Maggie
5. Jake 5. Daisy
6. Charlie 6. Sophie
7. Jack 7. Sadie
8. Toby 8. Chloe
9. Cody 9. Bailey
10. Buster 10. Lola
11. Duke 11. Zoe
12. Cooper 12. Abby
13. Riley 13. Ginger
14. Harley 14. Roxy
15. Bear 15. Gracie
16. Tucker 16. Coco
17. Murphy 17. Sasha
18. Lucky 18. Lily
19. Oliver 19. Angel
20. Sam 20. Princess
21. Oscar 21. Emma
22. Teddy 22. Annie
23. Winston 23. Rosie
24. Sammy 24. Ruby
25. Rusty 25. Lady
26. Shadow 26. Missy
27. Gizmo 27. Lilly
28. Bentley 28. Mia
29. Zeus 29. Katie
30. Jackson 30. Zoey
31. Baxter 31. Madison
32. Bandit 32. Stella
33. Gus 33. Penny
34. Samson 34. Belle
35. Milo 35. Casey
36. Rudy 36. Samantha
37. Louie 37. Holly
38. Hunter 38. Lexi
39. Casey 39. Lulu
40. Rocco 40. Brandy
41. Sparky 41. Jasmine
42. Joey 42. Shelby
43. Bruno 43. Sandy
44. Beau 44. Roxie
45. Dakota 45. Pepper
46. Maximus 46. Heidi
47. Romeo 47. Luna
48. Boomer 48. Dixie
49. Luke 49. Honey
50. Henry 50. Dakota

Dog training tip by Cesar Millan

Anytime You give affection, you re-inforce the behaviour that proceded it.

Love should be used to reward a balanced dog.    ~ Cesar Millan

Toilet Training your Puppy

I found this article on toilet training your puppy.

We often find pups who have used the pads don’t distinguish between mats and training pads when they visit somewhere else.   We have always recommended news paper and moved it closer to the door  until they then always go out side to wee/ poo when training pups and this has worked for us. Another idea is the Asto turf which is great for puppy’s living in apartments.  Have a read and share your thoughts with us.



  • 350g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 100 ml skimmed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pureed banana
  • 1 tablespoon golden syryp

Mix all the ingrdients into a dough.  Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1 cm thinkness and cut into small shapes e.g bone, heart, cubes . Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C

Cover a baking sheet with baking parchment and place the bikkies on it.  Bake in the hot oven for approx 30 mins.

Toxic Plant in the Back Yard

An extremely Toxic plant seen in may home gardens is the Plant ” Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”  (Brunfelsia australis or Grandiflora) very pretty  sweetly scented  flowers that  change colour as they age on the plant from violet colour, fading to Lavender blue and then white.  all 3 colours seen at once.   Often used as a hedge.   Seen often in Brisbane, Sydney & the tropics, warm frost free areas.The principle toxin is Brunsfelsamidine a neurotoxin that causes seizures. The toxin is contained in all parts of the plant. The leaves and flower heads are particularly palatable.

yesterday today tomorrow poisonous plantThe initial stages, or small amounts ingested, the dog coughs & gags, drool copious amounts of saliva. May or may not have nystagmus and have a wide eyed, spaced-out look with mild to moderate agitation and anxiety.  If enough toxin is ingested, seizures similar to snail bait to Strychnine poisoning can occur and may prove fatal.

Peak times of number of cases occurs May and September.  This plant should be dug up immediately and put in the bin, not composted.    of Course Contact your vet for appropriate treatment.

(this information came from author Dr Aine Seavers and published in The Control and Therapy Series)

Care for our pets in Summer

Care for our pets this SummerIf You think you have been hot over the last few days spare a thought for dogs , cats, birds and other companion animials.

  • make sure they have extra water than normal
  • ice cubes in cat bowls – inside cats is a good idea, also for dogs who are inside
  • make sure they have ventilation or put a timer on the air con for pets living inside when you are out
  • have your pets groomed. cut back their coats even a little bit and under the belly in summer for dogs and cats
  • don’t have Bird cages standing in direct sun light – give them some protection and shade. a fine mist spray on their wings is nice
  • dont walk your dog in the middle of the day. if the footpath is too hot for you…it will be too hot for your dogs’ paws, they can blister. they can also sunburn on their skin especially lighter coloured dogs.
  • have shady areas set up for out side pets
  • a clam shell wadding pool may be just the ticket to cool your dog down in the middle of the day
  • don’t live fish bowls in direct sunlight all day

Be Sun Safe for yourself and all your family members…furry, feather and fin kids too !


Feeding Cats

If your cats enjoy seafood have you ever tried Human Grade Tuna, Salmon or Sardines?  Buy large family sized tins e.g Coles or Woolworths brand and place contents in an air tight container to refridgerate. Some parents buy frozen prawns too.Feeding Dino the ginger Cat at Home

More economical than separate daily serving tins and less salt too. Add extra water.  You still have to supplemnt your cat’s diet with higher protein too e.g meat or a good quality dry food.