Dog Health

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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Winter Exercise for Dogs

On May 26th, 2017

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Winter exercises for dogs

Winter Exercise for Dogs

On May 26th, 2017

Need some fun ideas to keep your dog fit over the winter months? Kristie Bradfield finds out what to do if weather forces exercise time inside.

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Dog diabetes

For some dogs, diabetes is a part of everyday life that must be managed with care. Danielle Chenery explains why some dogs get diabetes, outlines the symptoms and describes how it is treated For Sarah’s 12-year-old Border Collie, Merlot, treatment for her diabetes has been a part of everyday life for the past two years. […]

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Heartworm: keep your dog safe

On April 12th, 2017

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Heartworm: keep your dog safe

On April 12th, 2017

Mel Hearse talks to Dr Kate Adams, veterinarian and part owner of Bondi Veterinary Hospital, about all things heartworm and how to prevent it Most dog owners have heard of heartworm. It’s one of the many routine treatments your vet will recommend and if you’ve had your pooch for more than a year and opted […]

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dog ear infections

Both annoying and painful, ear infections can cause our pets great distress, Carrol Baker writes If you’ve ever had an ear infection, you’d know how horrible and painful they can be. Our canine friends can suffer from ear infections, too, often more frequently than us humans do. Just like people, there are many reasons why […]

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Should you desex your pet?

Should you desex your dog? Laura Greaves examines the arguments for and against whether you should desex your pet. More than 90 per cent of Australia’s registered dogs are desexed, which shows that most owners who are responsible enough to register their four-legged friends are also responsible enough to have them desexed. But, that figure doesn’t […]

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Here are a few quick tips to helping your dog stay safe this Easter.

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