Dog Stories

50 years of dog ownership

On October 7th, 2008

50 years of dog ownership

On October 7th, 2008

This article first appeared in the March/April 2010 issue of Dogs Life. Rachel Belshaw finds out how things have changed in the world of dog ownership and what we should expect for the future. In 1946, we lived in a street of 28 houses and, out of all those houses, I remember only three had dogs, says […]

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Healthy dog treats

On October 6th, 2008

Healthy dog treats

On October 6th, 2008

Dogs Life has been busy in the kitchen whipping up some grrreat healthy dog treats. Why not make your very own doggy hamper, full of great toys and treats for your favourite pooch. Puppy peanut crunchies Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Honey 1 teaspoon Peanut Butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 […]

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Rescuing abandoned dogs in Argentina

On September 25th, 2008

Rescuing abandoned dogs in Argentina

On September 25th, 2008

Much can be said about a country by the way the people treat their animals. Culture, finances and lack of education have resulted in thousands of stray dogs in South America. Caroline Goldman tells of her heartbreaking journey to rescuing abandoned dogs in Argentina. Pampita had three puppies. I met them when they were only […]

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Ensuring Safety in Animal Products

On September 19th, 2008

Ensuring Safety in Animal Products

On September 19th, 2008

This article first appeared in the July/August 2006 issue of Dogs Life.With hundreds of veterinary and natural pet products on the market, pet owners rely on labels to decide which product is suitable for their pet. Dogs Life editor Caroline Zambrano investigates how the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) works to ensure pet […]

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Assistance Dogs Australia

On September 12th, 2008

Assistance Dogs Australia

On September 12th, 2008

Ten-year-old Daniel Michel of Heathcote, NSW, was born with a physical disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy that has restricted him to a wheelchair all his young life. But two years ago he received a birthday present that changed his life completely. It was Oakley, a Golden Retriever, specially trained to enhance Daniels quality of life […]

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Homeless dogs in Greece

On August 22nd, 2008

Homeless dogs in Greece

On August 22nd, 2008

This Rob Dunlop tells of his journey through the streets of Santorini in Greece, where he discovered the plight of stray dogs. He speaks to animal-welfare groups who are working to change the culture of irresponsible pet ownership and help the homeless dogs in Greece. Although my wife and I had only just begun our […]

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Must love dogs

On August 19th, 2008

Must love dogs

On August 19th, 2008

Single? Looking for love? Want someone who shares your love of animals? Why not try an online doggy dating site? Must love dogs! Tim Falk reports. Dogs are great at bringing people together. Whether its making new friends at the dog park or simply attracting plenty of attention from the opposite sex when you’re out […]

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Dogs in indigenous communities

On August 10th, 2008

Dogs in indigenous communities

On August 10th, 2008

Caroline Zambrano takes a look at dogs in indigenous communities. Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is one of the largest Aboriginal reserves in Australia, perhaps best-known for its remoteness, art, music and strong, continuing traditions. In the heart of this region is Maningrida, a self-governing Indigenous community, located 500km east of Darwin, with a […]

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Rental dogs

On August 6th, 2008

Rental dogs

On August 6th, 2008

In an age where we can hire pretty much anything, it is no surprise that one US-based company, called FLEXPETZ, has come up with the idea of rental dogs. This service provides clients with an array of canine friends to choose from and then rents them out for however long suits the clients. This controversial […]

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Veterinary Technology

On July 23rd, 2008

Veterinary Technology

On July 23rd, 2008

Advances in medical veterinary technology helps veterinarians to offer a more comprehensive, flexible and cost-effective service for treating a huge range of conditions. Caroline Zambrano discovers how high-tech machines bring a fast and accurate diagnosis to many pet owners. Imagine that your dog has been hit by a car and you do not know the […]

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