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Drooling dogs

On March 29th, 2008

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Drooling dogs

On March 29th, 2008

We all love our pooches, but there are some parts of doggy parenting we’d probably all love a Super Nanny for scooping up poo, holding your dog steady for its annual jab and wiping icky, drippy drool from around its mouth. Katie Cincotta reports on the irksome subject of saliva, of our beloved drooling dogs. […]

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Dog diet for each stage

On March 26th, 2008

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Dog diet for each stage

On March 26th, 2008

With so many opinions and advice on dog nutrition, Dogs Life spoke to experts to get the facts on what your dog needs in its diet to maintain optimal health. Michelle Minehan reports on dog diet for each stage. As there are three prominent phases or stages in a dogs life, in relation to nutrition […]

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Settling Winter Worries

On March 24th, 2008

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Settling Winter Worries

On March 24th, 2008

Winter is the season with the shortest days and the lowest temperatures. Caroline Zambrano speaks to pet experts about some winter worries. When the winds change and temperature begins to drop, dog owners come to Dogs Life resident veterinarian Dr Michael Archinal with questions about winter care. One has a new puppy and is not […]

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What to do when your dog dies

On March 18th, 2008

What to do when your dog dies

On March 18th, 2008

It is comforting to know that your pet can be remembered and cared for in death just as we would care for a human loved one who has passed away. We find out what to do when your dog dies – whether to have a burial in a pet cemetery, an urn containing your dogs […]

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During the day, actress Simmone Jade Mackinnon battles the challenges of life on Drovers Run, which unfold in each episode of McLeod’s Daughters. At night, she’s a dog superhero, cuddles her beloved canine companions, Maha Kala and Mr Miyagi. Simmone Jade Mackinnon spoke to Caroline Zambrano about life with her dogs. Dogs have always been […]

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Dog prisoner of War

On March 17th, 2008

Dog prisoner of War

On March 17th, 2008

Heard the one about the dog that was OFFICIALLY made a dog prisoner of war? Ray Hearn discovers some of the amazing stories about dogs involved in conflict. She was a pedigree Pointer called “Judy” and she is one of a number of distinguished dogs recognised for duty during major wars and urban conflicts. The […]

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Epilepsy in dogs

On March 16th, 2008

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Epilepsy in dogs

On March 16th, 2008

Epilepsy in dogs can be dangerous and debilitating. Katie Cincotta learns that although there is no cure, treatment is available to manage the condition. Some describe it as an electrical storm in the brain when millions of nerve cells fire off all at once, causing a body meltdown known as a seizure. Those sudden fits […]

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Healthy Doggy Treats

On March 15th, 2008

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Healthy Doggy Treats

On March 15th, 2008

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

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Tens of thousands of dogs are surrendered to animal shelters every year, so its important to consider the consequences before choosing your dog, puppy vs adult. Rachel Belshaw reports. Deciding between getting a puppy or adult dog is important as both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, you need to take into account your home […]

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Cutting dog nails

On March 6th, 2008

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Poodle gets a pet-i-cure

Cutting dog nails

On March 6th, 2008

Overly long nails can cause several health problems, not to mention drive you up the wall with the continuous clicking and clacking on your kitchen tiles. Not only can failing to trim your dogs nails result in painful ingrowns, turning walking into an agonising experience, but it also makes it difficult for your dog to […]

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