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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

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Deafness: The Sound of Silence

On September 14th, 2018

Deafness is common in dogs and in many cases cannot be reversed. Caroline Zambrano finds out which breeds are prone to hearing loss and how to live with a deaf dog.   Ivy is a special dog for many reasons. A mix of enchanting beauty and loving personality, the two-year-old blue-eyed Great Dane cross is […]

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Choosing the Right Shelter Dog

On September 7th, 2018

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Choosing the Right Shelter Dog

On September 7th, 2018

Want to adopt but don’t know where to start? Lauren Clarke finds out more.   With thousands of dogs across Australia and New Zealand sent to shelters every year, the rescue market is sadly booming. Giving a new forever home to an animal is one of the best things you can do, both for the […]

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Old age can be a difficult time for our pets, but there’s plenty you can do to put a smile on your dog’s face and a wag in his tail. Tim Falk reports.   Watching your young and energetic pet slow down as he progresses into old age can be a heart-wrenching experience. While older […]

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Each issue, we focus on some of the true heroes of the dog world, looking after our canine friends who need it most. This edition, we meet Sonja Coombes from Hear No Evil, Australian Deaf Dog Rescue to find out more about this great organisation. DL: When did you first start Hear No Evil? SC: […]

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Do you know what your dog is trying to tell you or are his efforts at communicating with you lost in translation? Tim Falk reports. Depending on who you ask, the fact that dogs can’t talk is either a crying shame or one of their greatest assets. On the one hand, who wouldn’t love to […]

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Consistent Barking: Tips and Advice

On September 7th, 2018

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Consistent Barking: Tips and Advice

On September 7th, 2018

Barking is a normal, natural response for dogs but it can be a noisy problem for your neighbours. Kristie Bradfield discovers how to get a little peace and quiet. Barking is just like talking: it’s how dogs communicate with their owners, neighbours and other dogs. While some barking is normal, it becomes a problem when […]

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

Dog on the nose? Caroline Zambrano explains the reasons for canine flatulence and just what you can do about it. It’s invisible, usually silent and smells something awful. We’re not talking about a ghost zombie crawling out of the sewer in a horror movie. It is Fido’s flatulence — the excessive formation of gases in […]

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Keeping your dog warm in winter should be a priority for all pet owners. Carrol Baker explains how. From cool coats to boots with bling and thermos-cushioned beds, keeping your dog warm, cosy and comfortable this winter couldn’t be easier (or more stylish). Rugging up In winter, larger breeds of dogs with long coats such […]

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EnsoPet Do your bit for the environment and invest in an EnsoPet, the compost system that’s perfect for your pet’s waste. Simply install the EnsoPet into your garden, then collect pet waste using the handy tools provided and drop it into your composter. EnsoPet Starter is then sprinkled on top, causing the micro-organisms inside to […]

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Dogs with problem behaviour can be a danger to themselves and others. Kristie Bradfield discovers how rehabilitation can help them live happier lives. As a dog owner, you’ve probably had a few encounters with threatening or antisocial canines. You know the type: the minute you step into the dog park, they accost you with unbridled […]

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