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A therapeutic and relaxing massage is one of life’s great pleasures. But did you know that Fido can also benefit from this indulging past-time? By Carrol Baker. There’s nothing quite like the pure bliss of a massage to feel your aches, pains and stress melt away. Dogs also enjoy the therapeutic benefits of massage, which […]

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Do you recognise the behaviour and body language that could indicate your pet is in pain? Tim Falk reports. No dog lover likes to see their pet in any sort of pain. Whether it’s the aching joints of arthritis or simply a visit to the vet that requires them to endure some brief discomfort, we […]

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Arthritis and joint pain

In conjunction with World Arthritis Day, veterinarian Dr Katrina Warren has provided some top tips to help ease joint pain in arthritic dogs. Affecting around one in five Australian dogs, arthritis is a painful condition that can affect dogs of any age, size or breed. As the signs of joint pain are not always clear, […]

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Ease pain in dogs

On June 16th, 2008

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Ease pain in dogs

On June 16th, 2008

Like humans, animals experience pain. The only difference is how they convey it. Wendy Barlett finds out what to look out for and how to help ease pain in dogs. Our pets cannot tell us when they are in pain they can only show us. To understand the clues, we need to interact with them […]

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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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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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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

Deafness is common in dogs and in many cases cannot be reversed. Caroline Zambrano finds out which breeds are prone to hearing loss and how to live with a deaf dog.   Ivy is a special dog for many reasons. A mix of enchanting beauty and loving personality, the two-year-old blue-eyed Great Dane cross is […]

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Old age can be a difficult time for our pets, but there’s plenty you can do to put a smile on your dog’s face and a wag in his tail. Tim Falk reports.   Watching your young and energetic pet slow down as he progresses into old age can be a heart-wrenching experience. While older […]

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Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you or are his efforts at communicating with you lost in translation? Tim Falk reports. Depending on who you ask, the fact that dogs can’t talk is either a crying shame or one of their greatest assets. On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to […]

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

Dog on the nose? Caroline Zambrano explains the reasons for canine flatulence and just what you can do about it. It’s invisible, usually silent and smells something awful. We’re not talking about a ghost zombie crawling out of the sewer in a horror movie. It is Fido’s flatulence — the excessive formation of gases in […]

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