Dog Health

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 pain

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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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 vaccinations

We vaccinate our kids, so should we be vaccinating our dogs too? Carrol Baker discovers just how important these life-savers are for our pets.   Vaccinations aren’t much fun, but they’re part of life for your dog. Just as humans benefit from vaccinations to prevent diseases like mumps or the flu, your dog should be […]

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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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dog bath groom

You don’t have to take your dog to a professional groomer to keep him looking his best. Tim Falk investigates the grooming jobs you can easily do at home.   When you decide to get a dog, you agree to take on a range of responsibilities to ensure that your pooch has a healthy and […]

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dog sick

A potential nightmare for every pet owner is the paralysis tick but just what should we be looking out for? Katie Cincotta reports.   It’s a terrifying thought to think that a creature the size of a pinkie nail, when engorged in a host animal, could cause paralysis and possibly death in our pets. Unfortunately, […]

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