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Live it up: 10 steps to a healthier life for your dog

Tim Falk discovers the 10 steps to a healthier life for your dog, from diet and exercise to training and companionship. Vaccinate Giving your pup the right vaccinations is essential to giving him the best start to life. “Puppies and adult dogs should be vaccinated against parvovirus, distemper virus and canine hepatitis, even if they […]

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Your puppy's first vet visit: what to expect

Your puppy’s first vet visit can be all important to setting your dog up for positive associations down the track. We tell you what to expect. Today will be the start of a happy lifelong relationship between your trusted vet and your furry best buddy. Therefore, it’s important to prepare your puppy to ensure it’s […]

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What are the most common dog injuries?

What are the most common dog injuries and how can you stop them happening to your pet? For small-animal vets, every day is different from the last. Treating all sorts of pets for all manner of illnesses, injuries and ailments means that you can never quite be sure what each day will hold. However, there […]

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The heat is on: how to keep your dog cool this summer

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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Fighting bush ticks on dogs

On November 8th, 2017

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Fighting-Ticks

Fighting bush ticks on dogs

On November 8th, 2017

Thousands of dogs in Australia are affected each year by tick poisoning. With a bit of common sense and a lot of vigilance, your four-legged friend need never become a tick statistic. We find out the symptoms and show you some clever ways to fight bush ticks on dogs It happened so quickly. One day […]

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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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Deadly food for dogs

On October 8th, 2017

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Deadly food for dogs

Deadly food for dogs

On October 8th, 2017

Danielle Chenery investigates the deadly food for dogs and suggests what to do if the worst happens. In winter, it’s common for people to hibernate with their favourite treats, such as chocolate — but such things can be disastrous for dogs. Some of our favourite foods are hazardous for dogs, with the worst offenders being […]

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Cushing’s disease in dogs

On October 4th, 2017

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cushing’s disease in dogs

Cushing’s disease in dogs

On October 4th, 2017

Cushing’s disease in dogs affects the adrenal glands and can be very serious, writes Laura Greaves. When Louisa Forrest’s 12-year-old Beagle cross Jack Russell, Brutus, suddenly developed an unquenchable thirst last Christmas, she knew something was wrong. Always an active dog, Brutus was also becoming lethargic and gaining weight. “He just wanted to lay around […]

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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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It’s hard to believe that four out of five dog and cat patients over three years of age have some form of dental disease. While many people believe that bad breath is normal for their furry friends, it can be an indication of dental disease. What causes dental disease? Dental disease, or periodontal disease, is […]

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