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The Christmas Parade: a poem by Jeanie Axton

Full of importance On Pageant Day Our canine friends Are out to play Santa costumes Christmas grins White beards flowing From hairy chins Music and laughter Christmas cheer The town comes alive This time of year Thousands of locals Line the street Applauding our friends As they wag to the beat The talk of the […]

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It’s common for dogs to be a little over-protective of their bowl or favourite toy. But, as Kristie Bradfield discovers, behaviour like this can become dangerous if it’s not addressed. Dogs are funny creatures. When they find something they love, they’ll love it until there’s nothing left to love. And they’ll protect and guard it […]

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Is your dog feeling the heat this summer? Tim Falk investigates how to beat the heat and help your pet stay cool.

Is your dog feeling the heat this summer? Tim Falk investigates how to beat the heat and help your pet stay cool. Is there any better feeling than knowing there are three long months of summer stretching out in front of you, every day of which can be enjoyed with your dog by your side? […]

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What have you been eating Brock? That is causing quite a stink Was it green and red? Or yellow, brown and pink? What have you been eating Brock? The smell is really bad Was it a piece of carrot cake? You stole from snoring Dad What have you been eating Brock? The whole house it […]

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5 tips for dealing with your dog's seasonal allergies

From scratching to ‘hot spots’ and plenty of other irritating symptoms, seasonal allergies can cause a raft of problems for your furry friend. Spring has sprung and while many of us rejoice at the onset of some warmer weather, there are plenty of people who dread the season for one simple reason: it signals the […]

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Foster Boxer Eight cute little piglets Grunting and Squealing today Because a Boxer named Treasure Came bounding their way A stray herself Treasure played her part Taking the eight little piglets Straight into her heart She rounded them up With cuddles and licking Her milk came in With the suckling and kicking On a farm […]

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our dogs just don’t want to behave. We investigate 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 train her, […]

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5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

Boost your dog’s brain power and prevent boredom with these five stimulating games and activities. Most dog owners know the importance of physical exercise for their furry friend. A long morning walk, a run on the beach, frolicking at the local off-leash park — they’re all great ways to get your dog’s heart rate up […]

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Caring for a senior pet: what you need to know

Brought to you by Greencross Vets Watching our pets grow older is a comforting and rewarding experience. It’s hard to believe the same bundle of energy that would rush around the yard or jump from one piece of furniture to another, is now the same calm and kind old friend curled at our feet. Dogs […]

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Dogs love socks

Fake food socks We love to wear But our doggy friends Think it’s not fair The pizza socks smell like fluff The bacon socks are really rough The taco socks dripping fake cheese The hamburger socks are another tease The hot dog socks look so yummy The cupcake socks the icings runny But worst of […]

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