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Vbb In India Sterilising Dogs Credit Edwina Kearney

September 28th is World Rabies Day and Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international animal charity, is bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to Australia’s attention. “Rabies kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is nearly always fatal – only a few people in the world have survived treatment. But it’s 100 per cent preventable by […]

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people dog

Animals that have been given up for adoption or abandoned are often fearful, anxious and distrusting. This can manifest in unwanted, often perceived aggressive and antisocial behaviours, which is why rehabilitation is paramount. Anastasia Casey investigates.   Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is truly one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have. […]

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regular exercise

From exercise and diet to training and quality time with the family, there’s a whole lot you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy. Tim Falk reports. A healthy dog is a happy dog, and we all want our pets to be as happy as possible. But do you know what you can […]

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therapy sleeping

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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Hypothyroidism: A Closer Look

On August 31st, 2018

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Hypothyroidism: A Closer Look

On August 31st, 2018

Carrol Baker looks at hypothyroidism, an often-misunderstood condition in dogs that can be managed when diagnosed properly. Have you noticed your dog gaining weight? Does your pooch seem listless, or very sleepy? Or is its coat looking dull and patchy? If any of these symptoms apply, your dog might be suffering from hypothyroidism or thyroid […]

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dog eating food

The right dog food will give your pet all the nutrients she needs for a happy and healthy life. But how do you know which food is best? Tim Falk reports. Of all the decisions facing new dog owners, from finding a vet to picking out a collar, choosing a dog food is probably the […]

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dog on a leash

Got yourself a pooch and a leash? Melanie Hearse talks to the experts about how to handle any problems that can happen when you go walkies.   Nothing makes a dog’s tail and body say “oh boy, oh boy, oh boy” like bringing out the leash and getting them ready to go for a walk. […]

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dog catching a disc

Is your dog a pro when it comes to the game of fetch? Maybe you should give canine disc a try. By Lauren McKellar The sport of canine disc is not a new one, having originated in the 1970s in America, but it certainly has experienced a growth in popularity in the land down under […]

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dog digging

It is one of the most common “problem” doggy behaviours, but you don’t have to put up with digging, writes Laura Greaves.   Alison and Dallas Parker didn’t realise they had a digger on their hands until nearly a month after welcoming their Border Collie puppy, Logan. Aside from expected puppy mischief, the spirited little […]

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grooming product

Here are some of our favourite products to help keep your pet clean DIY-style. Dyson groom tool Keep your dog looking sharp with the Dyson groom tool. Never has grooming been so easy with this product, which removes the loose hair directly from your dog before he or she has had a chance to shake […]

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