Dogs Life Updates

Most dog owners are confident they can read their dog’s mind or, at the very least, understand what he’s trying to say. But can you really? Or are you a victim of a doggy ‘myth-understanding’? Kate Potter discovers. Reading your dog’s body language and behaviour and separating myth from reality can make a big difference […]

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Is Dr Google good for your pet?

On March 4th, 2015

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Is Dr Google good for your pet?

On March 4th, 2015

Ever consulted Dr Google to find out what is wrong with your pet? Ben Nour finds out what sites you can trust when it comes to your dog’s health. In the digital age of the 21st century, a number of technological and internet-related words and abbreviations have been added to dictionaries — everything from live-stream […]

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Pawfect Party

My Vet Animal Hospital is having it’s one year anniversary party on Saturday 7th March, from 10am to 2 pm at Joynton Dog Park in Zetland. Picnic baskets (with cookies for pets and owners) and doggy beers (non-alcoholic and pet-friendly obviously!) will be provided on the day. The aim of the party is to celebrate […]

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Pet medical breakthroughs

Kylie Baracz discovers the latest in pet medical treatment – from recent breakthroughs to the equipment saving lives. Compared to the human medical field, veterinary medicine is either struggling behind or way out in front when it comes to its ongoing development. According to Dr David Neck, spokesperson of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), the […]

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Hot cars are dog death traps

On March 2nd, 2015

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Hot cars are dog death traps

On March 2nd, 2015

Pet Insurance Australia (PIA) is reminding all Australian pet owners of the dangers of leaving your dogs in hot cars. “With temperatures soaring, the risk of pets becoming seriously injured as a result of being left in a hot car is high,” Nadia Crighton spokesperson for PIA says. “It is not uncommon to see parked […]

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7 signs your dog has heartworm

On March 1st, 2015

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Prevent heartworm

7 signs your dog has heartworm

On March 1st, 2015

Heartworm is a serious and potentially deadly disease, but it’s also entirely preventable. Tim Falk reports. Heartworm disease is caused by parasitic worms that live in the major blood vessels of a dog’s heart and lungs. It can have severe consequences for our pets and sometimes even be fatal, yet it is cheap and easy […]

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Katie Cincotta sniffs out the best homes away from home for your happy hound. Lavishing our canine companions with VIP treatment is nothing new. We might think it’s been the domain of 21st century pets that has risen to the ranks of family fur kids, but it’s been going on for hundreds of years – […]

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Is dyeing your dog’s fur safe?

On February 26th, 2015

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Is dyeing your dog’s fur safe?

On February 26th, 2015

The world of creative fur colouring is a fun, fantastical place where dogs are transformed into furry canvasses. Kristie Bradfield discovers that in this world, anything is possible. Bridget the eight-year-old Standard Poodle loves being primped, pampered and dyed. In fact, her owner – arguably one of Australia’s best creative groomers – Prue Hammond, says […]

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Aussie celebrities took to the park for a gruelling, boot-camp-style fitness challenge, all the name of canine health and wellbeing. Held on Tuesday 24th February at Centennial Park, the Hill’s Perfect Weight Boot Camp saw dog trainer Farmer Dave put dogs and owners through a routine of push-ups, lunges, sit ups and squats in an attempt […]

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Are you spoiling your pet?

On February 25th, 2015

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Are you spoiling your pet

Are you spoiling your pet?

On February 25th, 2015

Australians love spoiling their dogs with everything from treats to customised doggy outfits, but is it possible to take our pampering too far? Tim Falk reports. As a nation, us Aussies love our dogs. If you’re reading Dogs Life, chances are you really love your dog. And every dog owner knows that there’s no better […]

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