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dog panting

Ever wondered why your dog pants, or worried that it’s sounding a little … odd? Mel Hearse finds out all the things there are to know about dogs and their pants (not of the tracksuit variety!).   All dogs pant. Some do it often; some do it a little. They may be loud or quiet […]

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Dog scratching - dog skin conditions, allergies and itchy skin

Dog skin conditions can cause itching and pain for our beloved pals. The DOGSLife Team investigates some of these problems, their treatment and how they can be prevented Dogs can suffer from a range of skin conditions. They can be genetic, hormonal, infectious, allergic, parasitic or even cancerous. Dr Ian Murdoch, veterinary surgeon at Pennant […]

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Is the food we feed our furry friends really what it claims to be? Kristie Bradfield shines a light on the labels. We all live busy, busy lives. We have jobs to think about, bills to worry about, families to raise. We are living in fast forward and sometimes that means we get a little […]

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Preparing Your Dog to Star in a Film

On February 5th, 2021

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dog film set

Preparing Your Dog to Star in a Film

On February 5th, 2021

Want to see your dog on the big screen? Animal trainer and handler Peta Clarke tells us it’s important to have the right dog for the job.   It’s not every dog that loves the limelight. This is a really important thing to recognise as we move forward in looking for and ultimately selecting a […]

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chinese acupuncture

Chinese medicine has been used to restore health for thousands of years. Sophia Auld explores how it might be just what the vet ordered.   Pam and Allen Crampton were distressed to discover that the black cyst on their beloved Malamute’s hind leg was a cancerous mast cell tumour. While surgery successfully removed Maddison’s tumour […]

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good behaviour

Dogs with problem behaviour can be a danger to themselves and others. Kristie Bradfield discovers how rehabilitation can help them live happier lives. As a dog owner, you’ve probably had a few encounters with threatening or antisocial canines. You know the type: the minute you step into the dog park, they accost you with unbridled […]

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our dogs just don’t want to behave. Laura Greaves investigates what can be done to train a stubborn pooch.   These days, Duchess the Groodle is the model of a well-behaved family pet. Seven years ago, however, it was a very different story. Despite owner Pam Brossman’s diligent efforts to […]

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german spitz

The remarkable German Spitz has a smile worth a million dollars and the personality to match. By Dr Rob Zammit. Like the Poodle, Schnauzer and Dachshund, the German Spitz comes in more than one size. There is the Klein, between 23-29cm, and the Mittel, 30-38cm. It’s believed the German Spitz descended from Samoyed-type dogs which […]

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Rescue Dogs: a poem by Toni Newell

On the radio, I heard the news today, There was a rush on dogs, And for them I do pray. I pray they have good homes, With love and stimulation, Assisting their new owners, To cope with isolation. Shelters almost empty, Which is wonderful I know, But when this crisis ends, Will it still be […]

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Shar Pei Snow Frost

The frost was glistening on the grass when Max went out to pee He trotted to the frozen lawn and sank down to his knees   Max slipped then slid while yelping veering left and skidding right Landing at the picket fence he gave himself a fright   Alas! Poor Max was stuck like glue […]

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