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Surepet Textured Bone Dog Toy Review

Surepet Textured Bone Dog Toy Review

Did you realise that we now have less than 4 weeks until Christmas?! Crazy, I know! Where has 2017 gone?!! So as you start putting together your Christmas gift list for family and friends, I know you will also be thinking about pressies for your […]

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to our blog! Now that you’ve found us, let me introduce you to the team. I’m a vet with 18 years experience in small animal medicine, marketing and technical services. But first and foremost I’m a parent – I have two amazing […]

Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter

Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter

How cold is it already? Is your dog feeling the winter cold as much as you are? While you are piling on the extra layers, it’s important to remember that our four-legged friends might also need your help to keep warm as the temperature drops. […]

How do I care for my pet after surgery?

How do I care for my pet after surgery?

Peppa just had surgery recently (she was speyed) and the kids were very concerned about how they would need to look after her when she came home. The post-operative care required for your pet will differ depending on the procedure they have had, so always […]

How to make a toilet roll cat toy in 3 easy steps

How to make a toilet roll cat toy in 3 easy steps

Basil is happily stepping into the role of Four Paws toy tester again and today he is road testing a DIY toilet paper roll cat toy. Let’s face it – everyone throws out finished toilet paper rolls pretty regularly. We do put ours in the […]

Are grapes and raisins toxic to dogs?

Are grapes and raisins toxic to dogs?

It’s almost Easter and here in Australia that means hot cross buns, chocolate and an extra long weekend! Hot cross buns (the traditional fruit variety) contain sultanas and raisins, which are dried grapes. Grapes (their flesh and skin) are toxic to dogs. So when you’re […]

Dehydration in Pets – Not Just a Hot Dog!

Dehydration in Pets – Not Just a Hot Dog!

Dehydration in pets is common and can quickly become life threatening if not treated early. You’d be surprised how quickly dogs can become dehydrated in hot weather, particularly if they are kept outside or in a car as the temperature rises. However, pets don’t just […]

Why does my cat eat grass and is this OK?

Why does my cat eat grass and is this OK?

Ever wondered why your cat likes to eat grass? Basil is OBSESSED with getting outside to nibble some grass. He’s is an indoors cat and only goes outside under supervision. He loves getting outside and my long term plan is to build him his own […]

Larry the Lobster from Tuffy Toys Review

Larry the Lobster from Tuffy Toys Review

  Today our Chief Tester is getting her teeth into Tuffy Toy’s Larry the Lobster (www.tuffy.com).   Official image from www.tuffy.com   I’ve had my eye on Tuffy Toy’s Larry the Lobster ever since I came across him in a fabulous pet shop in Cambria […]

Easy DIY Indoor Cat Grass Planter – Make it Today!

Easy DIY Indoor Cat Grass Planter – Make it Today!

Grass chewing – does your cat do this too? My feline friend Basil is obsessed with it! He’s an indoors cat and only ventures outside when I hang out the washing, or the kids are playing – he’s supervised at all times. Not that he […]


ABOUT US

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to our blog! Now that you’ve found us, let me introduce you to the team.

I’m a vet with 18 years experience in small animal medicine, marketing and technical services. But first and foremost I’m a parent – I have two amazing human kids and two fabulous four-legged kids (one canine and one feline). My co-blogger today is my crazy but devoted staffy Peppa, who doubles as chief toy tester (who wouldn’t love that job?!). 

Peppa is what is best described as a “heavy chewer” which really means that she destroys anything that she can get her teeth into. In about 5 mins flat. So far the only thing that has withstood her jaws is the extreme Kong. She loves this and gets her breakfast in it every day when we go to work/school. She’s even learnt to throw it from up the stairs to the ground to try to get the treats out. Who said staffies were dumb?? Not this one!

So we are on a quest to find the best toys – which ones can withstand Peppa’s “jaws of death”, keep her entertained and are worth spending money on. While we’re at it, we’ll also have a look at some toys and ideas for cats, birds and other pocket pets. There may even be a few guest bloggers dropping by to help us out…

We’d also love to hear your input on the toys we test, or any that you think we should investigate.

So read on, follow our journey and join the Four Paws Report team today!

Happy chewing 🙂