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Down near the Pier On a sunny Semaphore Day Ed the kelpie Is enjoying the bay He loves to wander Ed used to be wild But it’s now a meander A walk that is mild Ed runs in the sea The shallows and weed Sniffing the sand An ingrained need His best friend is Jessie […]

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Dog diabetes

For some dogs, diabetes is a part of everyday life that must be managed with care. Danielle Chenery explains why some dogs get diabetes, outlines the symptoms and describes how it is treated For Sarah’s 12-year-old Border Collie, Merlot, treatment for her diabetes has been a part of everyday life for the past two years. […]

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Heartworm: keep your dog safe

On April 12th, 2017

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Heartworm: keep your dog safe

On April 12th, 2017

Mel Hearse talks to Dr Kate Adams, veterinarian and part owner of Bondi Veterinary Hospital, about all things heartworm and how to prevent it Most dog owners have heard of heartworm. It’s one of the many routine treatments your vet will recommend and if you’ve had your pooch for more than a year and opted […]

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dog ear infections

Both annoying and painful, ear infections can cause our pets great distress, Carrol Baker writes If you’ve ever had an ear infection, you’d know how horrible and painful they can be. Our canine friends can suffer from ear infections, too, often more frequently than us humans do. Just like people, there are many reasons why […]

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One of the largest dog events in the world, the Dog Lovers Show is a celebration of the friendship we share with our four-legged friends. The Melbourne Dog Lovers Show runs from Friday May 5 to Sunday May 7, and includes doggy face painting, the KONG Celebrity Vet Stage and even a tribute to Australia’s […]

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How many words should your dog understand and how can you increase their vocabulary? Tim Falk reports The ability to effectively communicate with your dog is a skill every canine owner should have. From understanding his or her name and basic commands, through to more complex behaviours such as coming when called, you and your […]

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Lure coursing is one of the latest doggy sports to hit our shores, but is it the sport for your pooch? Katie Cincotta tells us more. Some dogs would rather smell the daisies, while others just love to run. It’s wired into their DNA to take off in the pursuit of prey. Anyone who has ever […]

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Choosing a dog trainer

On April 3rd, 2017

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Choosing a dog trainer

On April 3rd, 2017

Finding the right dog trainer is critical if you want your dog to be on his best behaviour. Tim Falk reports From coming when called to greeting strangers in a calm and relaxed manner, there are plenty of behaviours that every dog should know. If you’re an experienced dog owner, you might be lucky enough to […]

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Overenthusiastic greeting

Is your dog an overenthusiastic greeter? Carrol Baker explains how to deal with this challenging problem. We’ve all been there: wiping doggy drool off our chin when an excitable pooch has licked our face in greeting, or having almost been bowled over by a large dog jumping up to say hello. Teaching how to greet […]

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Sydney pups and their two legged plus ones are invited to Australia’s largest ever dog party for an Easter pooch-celebration to remember. On Sunday, 9th April at 11am at Blenheim Park, Australia’s leading pet-sitting network Mad Paws, will be hosting an Easter party filled with hours of fun filled games and treats to make your […]

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